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- Development Intern, DC, USA

Development Intern
Kids in Need of Defense (KIND)

USA – Washington, DC
Department: Public Outreach & Strategic Development

Description – About KIND 

Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) is an innovative partnership among the Microsoft Corporation, Angelina Jolie and other interested philanthropists, law firms and corporate supporters. As the leading national organization that works to ensure that no refugee or immigrant child faces immigration court alone, KIND is dedicated to providing pro bono representation as well as positive systemic change in both law and policy to improve the protection of unaccompanied immigrant and refugee children. KIND also engages in programming in Central America and Mexico to promote the best interests and protection of migrant children throughout the region.  Launched in fall 2008, KIND is headquartered in Washington, DC and has 10 field offices across the United States

Position Description

The Development Intern will support the Development Department and is expected to work 16-24 hours per week.  The intern will have a strong interest in fundraising, be an excellent writer, and be able to respond to changing priorities in a fast-paced environment.  The Intern will work under the supervision of the Development Manager, and in close collaboration with the Vice President for Public Outreach and Strategic Development.  This internship provides an opportunity for a proactive and energetic person to learn about nonprofit management and resource development, undertake a range of fundraising and donor management responsibilities and build the capacity of a dynamic, growing and innovative organization. This internship is unpaid but we would be happy to support you in obtaining academic credit.

Key Responsibilities 

  • Research foundation prospects and regional funding sources for KIND offices and programs;
  • Draft letters of inquiry and portions of grant proposals and reports;
  • Prepare and/or collect attachments to accompany proposals and reports to institutional donors;
  • Organize and produce acknowledgments, identifying special donors for tailored letters;
  • Enter data and generate reports from database as needed for analysis, events, and special mailings; 
  • Assist with planning and execution of special events;
  • Support outreach to regional Advisory committees;
  • Contribute to communications and social media materials and campaigns.


  • Ability to learn and utilize a donor database; ( eTapestry/BlackBaud);
  • Anticipated time commitment – approximately 20 hours per week over three months;
  • Strong interest in fundraising and nonprofit work;
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills and ability to work both independently and collaboratively;
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks, perform well under pressure, prioritize tasks and meet deadlines and objectives;
  • Clear, strong, and effective oral and written communications skills;
  • Ability to perform well in a team environment and manage multiple deadline-driven project

To Apply

Applications should include a cover letter and resume.  

Applications should be submitted as soon as possible, and not later than the posted deadline.  Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled, and applicants selected for interviews will be duly notified. Please no inquiries or phone calls. 

KIND is an EOE committed to inclusive hiring and dedicated to diversity in both its staff and work.

The selected applicant will be asked to undergo a background check before acceptance of the final offer. 

To Apply

Apply online 

Posted on 23 September 2017
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