ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The development intern will work with the Development and Membership departments, focusing on donor relations and fundraising efforts in the organization.
Supervisor: Sam Anderson
Job Duties, Products, and Deadlines
- Donor & Foundation prospect research
- Participate in department-wide strategy and planning meetings
- Sort & forward emails in the Giving Inbox
- Help with direct mail appeal and acquisition process, start to finish
- Write and edit fundraising language as needed
- Schedule (and potentially participate in) donor meetings with SPAs
Technical and other job skills to be developed during the internship
- Working with CRM data and utilizing and updating donor information
- Working with donor analysis programs like DonorTrends
- See the inner workings of a development department at a nonprofit
- Learn to write fundraising copy and learn how an appeal is formed, organized, and executed
- Learn how to communicate with donors and how to craft a fundraising pitch
- Learn what make someone a prospective donor and how we move forward with these organizations and individuals
- Learn about various relationships with database orgs, processing partners, and vendors
Summer 2022 interns will work for 8 weeks for 15-20 hours/week.
The priority application deadline is May 1.
Hours and start dates are determined by the state/department and listed on the application. Interns will work May 15-July 15 or June 1-July 30.
QUALIFICATIONS: Must be passionate about good government issues. Must be self-motivated and able to work independently. Excellent writing, researching, and editing skills are required; must be familiar with Microsoft Word, Publisher, Excel. Experience with Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter are helpful. Ability to work cooperatively with a diverse range of community partners. Good listening and communication skills.
COMPENSATION: Interns will be paid $600 as an untaxed stipend every 2 weeks. There will be a total of four payments.
EQUITY & INCLUSION: All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status. Common Cause is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion throughout the organization and believes strongly in the increased effectiveness that comes from a diverse workforce. Individuals who identify as BIPOC or are multilingual are encouraged to apply.
TO APPLY: Complete the application found here. It will take about 15 minutes to respond to the questions but a cover letter and resume is required. Some offices may require a writing sample at the time of the interview.
COMMON CAUSE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND WELCOMES APPLICANTS OF ANY RACE, CREED, COLOR, RELIGION, ETHNICITY, NATIONAL ORIGIN, INCOME CLASS, POLITICAL AFFILIATION, SEX, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, GENDER IDENTITY OR EXPRESSION, AGE, DISABILITY, VETERAN STATUS OR MARITAL STATUS, AS WELL AS APPLICANTS WHO HAVE BEEN PREVIOUSLY INCARCERATED.