Development and Communications Internship


Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


2425 Wilson BlvdSuite 240Arlington, VA 22201

One of the Marshall Legacy Institute's Mine Detection Dogs (Sully) who is working in Bosnia


The Marshall Legacy Institute (MLI) is a non-profit organization located in Arlington, VA. MLI’s mission is to help war-torn countries recover from conflict by promoting hope, growth, and stability. Our programs include a Mine Detection Dog Partnership Program (MDDPP), which seeks to improve the quantity and quality of Mine Detection Dogs (MDDs) worldwide; the Children Against Mines Program (CHAMPS), which fosters global citizenship and engages American youth & foreign students in the landmine issue; and the Survivors’ Assistance Program, which provides medical assistance & vocational training to mine survivors, especially women and children. MLI has a long and successful track record of implementing our programs in over 13 mine-contaminated countries since our founding in 1997. Please visit our website for more details about our work around the world:

MLI is seeking a Development and Communications Intern who can work closely with our Development department for at least 8 hours per week between 10am - 5pm, M-F, for at least 3 months. We are a small nonprofit and are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to assist our development department as we plan for a variety of events and campaigns to celebrate the Marshall Legacy Institute's 20th anniversary Gala in October 2017!

Job Description: This internship is an excellent opportunity for students and recent graduates who are interested in international non-profits, marketing, communications, and/or fundraising to learn:

*Communications and development experience
*Event-management experience
*Hands-on participation in a small but efficient and busy fundraising department
*Unique insight into organizational structure and current events and issues related to an international humanitarian nonprofit organization
*Exposure to a wide range of staff positions and opportunities within a non-profit setting

Key responsibilities/projects:

*Assist with preparation for annual Gala (Gala is scheduled to be held Oct 24, 2017 at the Fairmont Hotel in Washington, DC)
*Conduct foundation grant research
*Search for new fundraising opportunities
*Assist with development of 20th anniversary video to feature MLI's work and accomplishments over the past 20 years
*Assist with donor communications
*Assist with grant writing, newsletters, press releases, etc as needed
*Provide general assistance when needed

Qualities we are looking for in an applicant:

*Excellent writing ability with attention to grammar and style consistency
*Reliability and positive attitude
*Ability to prioritize and manage simultaneous tasks
*Interest in the nonprofit sector
*Interest in international humanitarian work
*Experience with Microsoft office programs preferred (especially Word, Excel, and Publisher)

A stipend may be available after the first 6 weeks of the internship.

To Apply: Please send a resume and cover letter to Tycie Horsley,


  • Grant Writing / Research
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Fundraising
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Event Planning / Management
  • Community Outreach

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • at least 8 hours per week

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