Development Intern (Summer 2020)

Dates: May 26th to July 31st

PT (3 days/week) 

About Children’s Rights

Every day, children are harmed by America’s broken child welfare, juvenile justice, education, and healthcare systems. Through relentless strategic advocacy and legal action, we hold governments accountable for keeping kids safe and healthy. Children’s Rights has made a lasting impact, protecting hundreds of thousands of vulnerable children and we are poised to help millions more.

What we do

Children’s Rights investigates, exposes and combats violations of the rights of children across the country. We use every tool available under the law to hold governments accountable for keeping kids safe and healthy.

Internship details

The Children’s Rights Development Department has three FT employees and is responsible for raising approximately $3 million annually to support the organization.  The Department raises funds from individuals and foundations.

Children’s Rights is seeking a part-time intern to work in the Development Department during summer 2020.  The intern will work with all members of the department and will develop a hands-on understanding of the field of Development over the course of the summer.  Intern activities will include:

  • Gaining general understanding of child welfare system reform, impact litigation and children’s human rights advocacy.
  • Assisting the Development team with event planning and execution, in particular, assisting during the preparation phase of a large-scale gala taking place in October 2020;
  • Researching current and prospective individual donors and gaining practical knowledge of the iWave prospect research database;
  • Gaining practical knowledge of the Raisers Edge database;
  • Learning about donor cultivation and stewardship, including acknowledging contributions;
  • Helping to prepare sponsorship decks and pitch materials.

If you are interested, please submit (1) cover letter, (2) resume and (3) a writing sample to development@childrensrights.org. Please describe your interest in development work and your availability in your cover letter. The internship is unpaid.

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