New Leaders Council is seeking a Development Intern to assist the National Development Director in building NLC’s fundraising capacity through research and donor relations. NLC Interns should be available for 10-15 hours a week. There is a $1,000 per semester stipend for this internship. Students receiving educational credit are strongly encouraged to apply.

Who We’re Looking For

NLC’s Development Intern must be an innovative, rising star who is passionate about civic engagement, possesses detail-oriented research skills, and has a strong familiarity with politics and government.

New Leaders Council is young, energetic, and very diverse. It is a progressive organization dedicated to building rising next generational leaders across the country through a six-month skill-building fellowship held annually in 50 communities across the country. Through all levels of the organization, NLC upholds the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and only hires interns who share those values.

Role and Responsibilities

The Development Intern plays an important role by providing administrative support to NLC’s Development Office.  Responsibilities will be assigned to capitalize on the Development Intern’s talents and develop their finance and fundraising skills. Among these responsibilities, Development Interns will be particularly focused on chapter fundraising efforts and implementation of small donor identification, development, and tracking. 

In a typical day, a Development Intern could find themselves doing any of the following:

  • Process donations and prepare acknowledgement letters and other correspondence;
  • Create and maintain individual, corporate and foundation donor files;
  • Support production and mailing of quarterly appeal initiatives;
  • Research funding opportunities at national and local chapter level; 
  • Draft reports and updates for our individual, corporate, and foundation donors.

NLC uses NGP/EveryAction, knowledge of this platform is greatly preferred but NLC will train the right candidate. There is potential for each Development Intern to be a part of the Finance Committee for NLC’s National Convention in August of 2020.

Location: Remote or Washington, DC