Spring 2019 Nonprofit Development Internship

Washington, DC 20001
Job Description
826DC is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting students ages 6-18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write. Our services are structured around our understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success.

The Nonprofit Development Intern plays an important role by providing administrative support to the Director of Development and participating in fundraising activities including grant research, database maintenance, donor relations, direct mail appeals, and special events. This is an excellent part-time (temporary) opportunity to work closely with a Director of Development to learn all aspects of nonprofit fundraising from the ground up with an established organization.

To apply for this position, please send an email to hr@826dc.org with your resume, cover letter, and three references. In your email, please state the internship and semester to which you are applying.


• Process donations and prepare acknowledgement letters and other correspondence.
• Maintain foundation, corporation, and individual donor files and database records.
• Conduct research on prospective corporate foundation and individual donors.
• Assist in production and mailing of appeal letters.
• Maintain guest lists, gather and prepare registration materials and other duties as assigned for fundraising events.
• Work a regular weekly shift (2-3 hours) in Tivoli’s Astounding Magic Supply Co., and use shift to inform store visitors about 826DC and its programs.
• Support 826DC fundraising, volunteer outreach, and community events and initiatives, as appropriate; attend, as s/he/they are able, 826DC events and volunteer socials.
• Write appropriate and relevant content for 826DC’s blog, website, and social media.
• Respond in a timely manner to emails sent to intern@826DC.org.
• Other duties, as assigned.
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