Development Intern Summer Semester

  • Internship
  • Anywhere


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 report to the Donor Relations, Special Events Associate and the Senior Associate Grant Writer and Coordinator. Working between 15-25 hours per week, the Development Intern will conduct research of prospective funding sources 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 funding source. The Development Intern will also assist in developing correspondence with donors, preparing meeting materials and 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
  • Prepare materials for Development team to support meetings with donors
  • Actively participate in development team meetings
  • Assist with maintaining internal donor databases
  • 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


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, resume, and one or two brief writing samples (less than five pages) to Be sure to include the name of the position in the subject line of your email.

No phone calls, please.

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