Summer 2018 Development Intern

Location: New York, NY

Department: Development

Type: Internship

Min. Experience: Student (College)

The Vera Institute of Justice, founded in 1961, is an independent, non-partisan, nonprofit organization that combines expertise in research, technical assistance, and demonstration projects to assist leaders in government and civil society, examine justice policy and practice, and improve the systems people rely on for justice and safety.  At a time of unprecedented challenge, we’re fighting for justice reform built on bedrock American values and grounded in action at the state and local level. This video reflects the urgency within the organization and our intention to build an effective and inclusive team.

Each summer, we partner with students at all levels with a passion for social justice to offer a robust summer work experience.  In addition to meaningful and engaging work assignments, our Internship Program offers a competitive hourly rate of pay, opportunities to network with other interns and staff,  and learning and training experiences with Vera’s social justice leaders.

Our Development Intern provides a wide range of database, research, and administrative support to Vera’s Development Department. In return, Vera will provide an opportunity for the intern to gain experience in and familiarity with areas such as fundraising, donor cultivation, philanthropy, and non-profit administration.  Responsibilities include:

  • Maintain donor and grant databases and files, including recording donations and tracking donor communications
  • Generate and send donor acknowledgements
  • Research individual, foundation, and government donors
  • Support for fundraising and cultivation mailings
  • Assist with tracking of workplace giving campaigns
  • Assist with grant application and report writing and tracking
  • Support for special events
  • General department administrative tasks and special projects

Successful Vera interns bring the following skills and competencies to our work:

  • Currently enrolled in an undergraduate program
  • Interest in a nonprofit career, particularly in development and fundraising
  • Ability to show initiative, ask questions, and adapt to changing priorities
  • Attention to detail and strong organizational skills
  • Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Experience with Microsoft Office and ability to learn new technologies.
  • A demonstrated ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds.

Vera is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.  All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without unlawful discrimination based on race, color, creed, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, prior record of arrest or conviction, citizenship status or current employment status. 

Vera works to advance justice, particularly racial justice, in an increasingly multicultural country and globally connected world. We value diverse experiences, including with regard to educational background and justice system contact, and depend on a diverse staff to carry out our mission.

 

 

 

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