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Development Intern Summer 2023


Tanenbaum promotes justice and builds respect for religious difference by transforming individuals and institutions to reduce prejudice, hatred, and violence.

As a secular and non-sectarian non-profit, Tanenbaum works to promote religious peacebuilders who help counter extremism and violence in armed conflicts, and tackles religious bullying of students, harassment in workplaces, and disparate health treatment for people based on their beliefs.


The Development Intern position is an exciting opportunity to impact fundraising in a small but dynamic nonprofit organization. Tanenbaum’s Development Department is responsible for developing and sustaining the organization’s financial base through the recruitment, cultivation and stewardship of individual donors and institutional funders.


The Development Intern will work collaboratively with all members of the Development Department. Working between 15-25 hours per week, the Development Intern will spend the majority of time conducting research of prospective funding sources and individual donors to identify those that align with Tanenbaum’s mission and programs. They will make recommendations based on research for which programs/projects to pursue a potential funder. The Development Intern may work with both the Development and Communications staff on projects to expand our donor communication and outreach.

This internship is an exciting experiential opportunity to gain professional experience in a dynamic organization that is addressing one of the most critical issues of our time.

Responsibilities will include the following:

  • Research and make recommendations based on the research for prospective funding, including:
    • Corporate foundations and giving (through corporate social responsibility and other efforts)
    • Foundations (public, private, family)
    • Government funding opportunities (city, state, and federal)
    • Major individual donor prospects
  • Actively participate in organizational wide and Development team meetings
  • Assist with database and contact updates
  • Assist with aspects of proposal development and outreach
  • Assist with sponsorship request submissions
  • Such other responsibilities as may be assigned


  • Commitment to the mission and goals of Tanenbaum
  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred, not required
  • Excellent writing and research skills
  • Ability to analyze data and create clear written materials
  • Interest in and knowledge of fundraising
  • Detail-oriented and highly organized
  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment
  • Computer skills, including Microsoft Office; fundraising database experience preferred
  • Sense of humor
  • Candidates who are available for Summer 2023 will be prioritized


All work produced for Tanenbaum by the employee is the work product of Tanenbaum and may not be used by the employee outside of Tanenbaum-authorized activities.


The Development Intern is an unpaid position and will be remote. If you are a student, Tanenbaum will work with you and your school so that you receive academic credit for the internship.


Please send a cover letter, résumé, salary requirements, and two brief writing samples (less than five pages) to [email protected]. Be sure to include the name of the position in the subject line of your email. Applications without salary requirements will not be considered.

No phone calls, please.

TANENBAUM | Center for Interreligious Understanding
200 Broadway, 3rd Fl, NY, NY 10038
Email: [email protected]