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Marketing and Development Intern

We are seeking a Marketing and Development Intern who can work closely with our Development department for 20 hours per week between 10am - 5pm, M-F, from June 2020 through September 2020 or beyond. We are a small nonprofit and are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to assist our development department in grant research & writing, content creation, event planning, and more.

Job Description 

This internship is an excellent opportunity for students and recent graduates who are interested in international non-profits, marketing, communications, and/or fundraising to learn:


*Communications and development experience

*Event-management experience

*Hands-on participation in a small but efficient and busy fundraising department

*Unique insight into organizational structure and current events and issues related to an international humanitarian nonprofit organization

*Exposure to a wide range of staff positions and opportunities within a non-profit setting


Key responsibilities/projects:

*Assist with grant writing, proposal preparations, newsletter development, press releases, donor reports, and other writing assignments

*Develop communication materials for donors, track current and relevant events, and create social media content

*Assist with developing peer-to-peer fundraising campaigns

*Assist with preparation for small donor and “friend-raising” outreach events

*Compile information and data for MLI’s Annual Reports

*Conduct foundation grant research and donor prospect research

*Provide other general assistance when needed


Qualities we are looking for in an applicant:

*Strong writing and oral communication skills

*Strong research skills

*Experience with content creation and/or website management preferred

*Experience with event planning preferred

*Proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite

*Strong attention to detail

*Reliability and positive attitude

*Ability to prioritize and manage simultaneous tasks; ability to work independently and as part of a team

*Interest in the nonprofit sector and in international humanitarian work


How to Apply

Please send your resume, cover letter, and one writing sample to The internship start/end times are flexible, so please indicate your availability to start. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.


Hourly compensation for the Development and Communications Intern may be available, depending on qualifications and experience.  The office is within blocks of Courthouse metro.

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