Tanenbaum promotes justice and builds respect for religious difference by transforming individuals and institutions to reduce prejudice, hatred, and violence. As a secular and non-sectarian non-profit, Tanenbaum works to promote religious peacebuilders who help counter extremism and violence in armed conflicts, and tackles religious bullying of students, harassment in workplaces, and disparate health treatment for people based on their beliefs.
DESCRIPTION OF PROGRAM
The Development Intern position is an exciting opportunity to impact fundraising in a small but dynamic nonprofit organization. Tanenbaum’s Development Department is responsible for developing and sustaining the organization’s financial base through the recruitment, cultivation and stewardship of individual donors and institutional funders.
The Development Intern will report to the Manager of Institutional Giving. Working between 15-25 hours per week from September 10th to December 10th, 2021, the Development Intern will conduct research of prospective funding sources to identify those that align with Tanenbaum’s mission and programs. They will make recommendations based on research for which programs/projects to pursue a potential funding source. The Development Intern will also assist in developing correspondence with donors, preparing meeting materials and may work with both the Development and Communications staff on projects to expand our donor communication and outreach.
Students should consult with academic faculty to determine if this unpaid experience will earn credit.
This internship is an exciting experiential opportunity to gain professional experience in a dynamic organization that is addressing one of the most critical issues of our time.
Responsibilities will include the following:
• Research and make recommendations based on the research for prospective funding, including:
o Corporate foundations and giving (through corporate social responsibility and other efforts)
o Foundations (public, private, family)
o Government funding opportunities (city, state and federal)
o Major individual donor prospects
• Prepare materials for Development team to support meetings with donors
• Actively participate in development team meetings
• Assist with aspects of proposal development and outreach
• Assist with maintaining internal donor databases
• Assist with sponsorship request submissions
• Such other responsibilities as may be assigned
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPECTATIONS
• Commitment to the mission and goals of Tanenbaum
• Bachelor’s Degree preferred, not required
• Excellent writing and research skills
• Ability to analyze data and create clear written materials
• Interest in and knowledge of fundraising
• Detail-oriented and highly organized
• Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment
• Computer skills, including Microsoft Office; fundraising database experience preferred
• Sense of humor
• Candidates who are available from Fall 2021 through Spring 2022 will be prioritized
All work produced for Tanenbaum by the employee is the work product of Tanenbaum and may not be used by the employee outside of Tanenbaum-authorized activities.
Please send a cover letter, résumé, salary requirements, and two brief writing samples (less than five pages) to email@example.com. Be sure to include the name of the position in the subject line of your email. Applications without salary requirements will not be considered.
No phone calls, please.
Tanenbaum | Center for Interreligious Understanding
55 Broad Street, 17th Floor, New York, NY 10004