Summer 2021 Development Team Internship
The International Institute of New England is a 501(c)(3) non-profit serving refugees and immigrants in Boston, MA, Lowell, MA, and Manchester, NH. The Institute offers internships to students, graduate students, and recent graduates with demonstrated interest or experience in supporting refugee, asylee, and immigrant populations. Each internship includes an educational component, through which interns contextualize their experience and reflect on their service.
All internships are unpaid and correspond roughly with the US semester system:
- Summer Internship: May 31, 2021 – August 20, 2021
- (Applications requested by April 1, 2021)
First consideration is given to applicants that can commit at least 16 hours over the course of the semester outlined above. Applicants are encouraged to apply regardless of whether their schedule fits the semester system; IINE makes exceptions on a case-by-case basis. Slots fill quickly and candidates are encouraged to apply earlier than the requested date above.
Development Team Internship Overview
The Development team intern will work with IINE’s Donor Relations Manager and Corporate Relations Manager to help the team meet IINE’s individual and corporate fundraising goals, and assist in the planning and execution of fundraising events. This is an excellent opportunity to learn about the disparate aspects of nonprofit fundraising and relationship development. We anticipate that our two signature events, both taking place during the period of this internship, will be virtual. Thus, this is a unique chance to learn how to engage mid-level and high-capacity donors, while also playing a key role in planning and executing virtual fundraising events.
Reports to: Donor Relations Manager and Corporate Relations Manager
Location: Boston, MA (as needed); primarily remote
- Support fundraising campaign logistics, planning, and execution, including helping schedule projects and research technology
- Support event research (market research, sponsors, and networks) and event logistics (guest list maintenance, event attendance, planning support, etc.)
- Support internal data collection and screening of current and prospective donors and corporations
- Draft reports for Development staff ahead of meetings and events
- Update contact information and internal databases
- Support Donor Relations Manager in preparing and documenting donor communications
- Maintain up-to-date research on trends and statistics related to immigrant issues and the philanthropy marketplace
- Perform administrative work, including mailing correspondence, collecting signatures, logging donor information, and other tasks
- Interest in international, refugee, asylee, and immigrant issues
- Interest in development, fundraising, and networking
- Ability to work respectfully in a multicultural environment
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Highly organized with great attention to detail
- Ability to handle multiple tasks and to switch gears quickly
- Professionalism, discretion, and maturity in dealing with confidential information
- Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint
- Develop a professional voice and gain valuable business and fundraising writing experience
- Gain insight into both development and programmatic work at a nonprofit
- Develop research skills and apply them in the context of fundraising and relationship management
- Recognize what it takes to grow, develop, and sustain a fundraising operation at a service oriented nonprofit
- Gain knowledge about community resources and services, particularly those responsive to the needs of refugees and immigrants.
- Understand the immigrant integration work and the U.S. Refugee Resettlement program
- Respectfully express and engage with ideas and values in a multicultural, multilingual environment