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Development Intern (Unpaid)

New York NY

  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: New York NY
  • Grade: Internship - Internship
  • Occupational Groups:
  • Closing Date: 2024-08-31

Requisition ID: req49759

Job Title: Development Intern (Unpaid)

Sector: Fundraising

Employment Category: Intern

Employment Type: Part-Time

Compensation: USD 0.00 - 0.00 Hourly

Location: New York, NY RAI USA

Work Arrangement: Hybrid

Job Description

SCOPE OF INTERN WORK: The Development Intern supports IRC’s programming in New York
and New Jersey by supporting the Development Department with implementing pre-award and
post-award activities to ensure the grants' life cycle. They support key business development
activities such as content creation, proposal and reporting development, newsletter publication,
and organizational needs to maximize our fundraising initiatives and contract processing.
Experience with marketing and donor/funding cultivation is recommended; however strong
writing/research skills and an openness to learn are highly required. The Development Intern
serves the IRC’s offices in New York (Manhattan) and Elizabeth, New Jersey, and reports to the
Development Director and or the Development Coordinator.


  • Support pre-award grant phase by assisting with sourcing language and data for
    proposal, attend meetings to learn about program design, where applicable
  • Support on specialized business development activities
  • Update one-pagers for the office
  • Connect with program managers and leads, as needed
  • Support with newsletter publication by working closely on the back-end portal
  • Support post-award phase by writing specialized thank you cards and supporting on reports
  • Develop assets for events, campaigns, and donor communications
  • Perform an audit on folders and templates ensuring a smooth back-end of Development Records


  1.   You will learn how to effectively manage the grants life cycle
  2. You will learn key marketing and donor communication skills
  3. You will gain key project management experience

Anticipated Length of Assignment: 4 Months (May through August)
4 Months
Anticipated End Date (Required for limited-term, short term & occasional positions)



  •  Undergraduate degree. Or in process of obtaining Undergraduate/master’s degree or at
    least 1 year of marketing/research experience
  • At least 1 year of previous experience demonstrating high level writing/research skills
  • Strong communication and time management skills
  • Basic understanding of marketing and writing frameworks
  • Solid organization skills
  • Demonstrate ability to work independently, be resourceful, and communicate where support is needed.
  • Demonstrate flexibility to interface with several projects at once especially in a high paced environment

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Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.