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Development Intern

Salt Lake City (United States of America)

  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: Salt Lake City (United States of America)
  • Grade: Internship
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BACKGROUND: The International Rescue Committee (IRC) provides opportunities for refugees, asylees, victims of human trafficking, survivors of torture, and other immigrants to thrive in the United States. Each year, thousands of people, forced to flee violence and persecution, are welcomed by the local communities across the U.S. into the safety and freedom of America. These individuals have survived against incredible odds. The IRC works with government bodies, civil society actors, and local volunteers to help them translate their past experiences into assets that are valuable to their new communities. Since 1994, the IRC in Salt Lake City has resettled nearly 12,000 refugees—helping them rebuild their lives—and provided life-changing services to thousands more, from helping their children enroll in school, finding their first job to learning more about life in the U.S. and working to gain citizenship.

SCOPE OF INTERN WORK: This intern will provide a wide array of support to IRC SLC’s development team. By supporting fundraising and donor relations, the successful applicant will gain insight into the processes necessary to run an efficient, multi-faceted nonprofit that builds relationships with donors.

COMMITMENT: August 30th 2021 – December 17th 2021, 10-20hrs per week


• Fundraising & Events

oAssist with preparation, outreach, and gathering donations for large IRC events, especially fundraising events

oPhotograph events that showcase the work of the IRC

oSupport donor communications, including donor acknowledgements such as phone calls and post cards, and supporting the completion of the annual appeal

• In-Kind Donations

oSupport our major in-kind donations drives: Winter Clothing Drive and Light One Candle Holiday Gift Drive

oMaintain organization and tracking of in-kind donations in storage units and office storage

oBuild capacity of donation drives by crafting promotional and educational materials

oSupport donation records processing, including entering client and donor in-kind records into database systems

• Other duties as needed, such as help with any paperwork and filing, and attending and participating in Development team meetings


1. Understand how to write donor acknowledgements and their importance in maintaining donor relationship

2. Learn how to approach and plan fundraising events for nonprofits

3. Gain a better understanding of the refugee resettlement process and how the IRC fits into that process

We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization's page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.
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.

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