Position title
Development Intern Summer 2023

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Development interns have an essential role in supporting the creation and execution of strategies to enhance InReach’s efforts to meet critical financial goals. With clear, direct strategic guidance from the Development Director, they help implement activities to secure donors and contributions in support of the organizationʼs immediate and long-term goals and funding needs. As a team, they help cultivate relationships with new and existing donors, grow the organization's individual giving, renewed giving, recurring and major gifts, institutional support programs, and special events. In collaboration with the social media and marketing teams, they help create communications collateral to support fundraising efforts, such as messaging for newsletters, email updates, social media posts, and website content. 

Internship Schedule & Compensation
  • Summer 2023 Internship Dates: Tuesday, May 30 – Friday, August 18, 2023
  • Required Hours Per Week: 20 hours (*interns who would like to work more than 20 hours per week are welcome to sign-up for multiple shift times, per the below schedule)
  • Summer 2023 Intern Shift Times: To help streamline communication and maximize engagement during the internship, Summer 2023 interns will be asked to sign-up for at least one of the following shift windows:
    • Shift #1: Monday - Friday: From 11:30am-3:30pm EST / 8:30am-12:30pm PST
    • Shift #2: Monday - Friday: 1pm-5pm EST / 10am-2pm PST
    • Shift #3: Monday - Thursday: From 12pm-5pm EST / 9am-2pm PST
    • Shift #4: Tuesday - Friday: From 12pm-5pm EST / 9am-2pm PST
    • Shift #5 (extended shift option): 9am-5pm EST or 9am-5pm PST

*If none of the above shift times work for you, please let us know in your application. The InReach team can work with successful applicants on setting an internship schedule that works for them. 

Note: This internship is remote and unpaid. InReach staff is happy to submit forms on behalf of interns who would like to earn academic credit from their universities for this internship. Interns may also opt to extend this internship into InReach’s Fall 2023 internship program.

Development Internship Options

For Summer 2023, the following three (3) development internship positions are available.

1. Grant Writing Intern


  • Research and identify private (foundations, corporations, organizations, religious institutions, etc.) and public (city, county, state, and federal government grants, contracts, etc.) institutional support opportunities. 
  • Gather information about application guidelines and protocols for all potential institutional supporters required for the proper proposal submission processes.
  • Prepare applications for funding opportunities in the $5k-$500k range, and assist in the preparation of applications seeking $500k+ in support through researched, well- written, and well-documented proposals.
  • Manage coordination of obtaining required supporting documents for all applications. 
  • Maintain grant submissions and reporting calendar.
  • Track status and outcomes of all institutional support. 
  • Compile and present monthly reports on grant writing activities to the Development Director and Executive Director.
  • Other duties to help expand InReach’s support from institutional funding sources. 

2. Corporate & Brand/Artist Partnerships Intern


  • Manage a diverse portfolio of 25-50 accounts, which includes both established and prospective partnerships. 
  • Strong emphasis on developing new partnerships, dedicating the majority of time on activities intended to convert prospects to partners.
  • Maintain the master partnerships prospect list.
  • Prepare proposals/applications for partnership opportunities in the $2.5k-$100k range, and assist in the preparation of proposals/applications for partnership opportunities seeking $100k+ in support, including outlining benefits, deliverables, schedules, etc. 
  • Serve as a subject matter expert and a point of contact for external partnership inquiries, and internally across all departments/teams to ensure  corporate partnership deliverables are satisfied in accordance with applicable schedules. 
  • Facilitate creation of an annual business plan for established accounts, including plans detailing strategies and tactics for renewal/retention, budget, staffing, deliverables, timelines, marketing/event calendars, and integration with other teams/departments as applicable, and proposed metrics. 
  • Conduct ongoing analysis and track performance of the overall partnership initiative.
  • Create, work, and drive a customized stewardship plan that adds value, increases opportunity, and deepens and broadens the relationship with each partner.
  • Proactively communicate any partner concerns to the Development Director.
  • As available, present at internal and external partnership meetings.  
  • Plan and lead account review sessions for accounts in the assigned portfolio.

3. Annual Fund/Individual Giving Intern


  • Identify and acquire a diverse donor base by implementing proven best practices and exploring emerging, innovative ways to attract individuals to support InReach.
  • Develop and lead initiation of an annual fund plan, including an appeals calendar with a minimum of four campaigns each year to engage existing and prospective donors through email and social media. 
  • Draft informational materials and collaterals to secure donations from individuals.
  • Substantial professional interaction and assistance with individuals (via phone, email, virtual meetings/videoconference, etc.) to meet annual fund objectives. 
  • Data entry and report generation using Kindful customer relationship management (CRM) software for individual donors (first-time, repeat, recurring, major donors, etc.). 
  • Create, work, and drive a customized stewardship plan to acknowledge all individual donors, including cash and in-kind donations. 
  • Perform individual donor prospecting and researching, including wealth screening, using internal and external resources.
  • Proactively communicate any donor concerns to the Development Director.
  • As invited and available, attend/present at internal and external meetings.  
  • Other duties to help expand InReach’s support from individuals. 
Qualifications (all development internships)
  • Obtained or pursuing a bachelor’s or graduate degree (e.g. B.A., B.S., M.S., M.B.A).
  • Comfortable using online communication tools (e.g. G Suite, Slack, Asana, Zoom). 
  • The ability to follow instructions and work independently in a remote environment.
  • Excellent written and oral English language skills. 
  • You are reliable, meticulous and appreciate the value of deadlines.
  • Previous experience in fundraising, event planning and/or corporate outreach is a plus.
  • Strong interest in LGBTQ+ rights, and technology for social good.
Sample Internship Benefits
  • Gain hands-on experience in corporate giving, individual giving, foundation giving, program operations, and marketing. 
  • Professional development opportunities such as intern networking circles and other virtual programming.
  • Interns will also have the opportunity to receive a letter of reference from InReach upon successful completion of the internship.
Employment Type
Beginning of employment
May 30, 2023
Duration of employment
Tuesday, May 30 – Friday, August 18, 2023
Job Location
Remote work from: USA
Base Salary
$Unpaid internship
Date posted
March 11, 2023
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Position: Development Intern Summer 2023

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