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Development Intern

Hours per week: 12-15

Compensation: Unpaid – must be used for college credit

Agency Description

As one of the nation’s largest mentoring agency, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Massachusetts (BBBSEM) is committed to promoting the healthy development of children through the nurturing of continuing, one-to-one friendships with caring responsible adults, supported by trained professional staff. Our work is both impactful and urgent so we are constantly looking for the best team members to join our mission.

Our BBBSEM internships provide a unique opportunity to gain knowledge of how a nonprofit agency works and operates, as well as tangible learning, knowledge and professional skills experience by working within different functions at our agency.

Role Summary

The Development Intern will work alongside the Senior Director of Development and be responsible for supporting the Sr. Director in fundraising and stewardship objectives. At the end of the internship, the Development Intern will have gained experience in areas such as in volunteer management, proposal writing, and donor engagement.

Key Responsibilities

  • Work with leadership volunteers within the Board of Advisers
  • Engage with potential donors
  • Prepare and manage mailing lists
  • Assist with social media activities and updates

Basic Qualifications

  • Must be a current college student and enrolled in a partner University – Internships are only available for class-credit
  • Minimum GPA of 2.75
  • Availability to work at 12-15 flexible hours per week for the duration of the school semester.
  • Hours may sometimes include evenings and weekends
  • Must be available to work from our downtown office
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office programs (excel, powerpoint, etc.)

Desired Qualifications

  • Demonstrated ability to provide superior customer service; volunteer coordination experience a plus
  • Excellent professional writing and oral communication skills
  • Excellent computer skills; familiarity with Salesforce is a plus
  • Ability to successfully work independently and in a team environment
  • Enthusiasm, creativity, a positive sense of humor, and a “can do” attitude
  • Access to reliable transportation

 

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