Philanthropy and Fundraising Internship – (2017)

The mission of NCLD is to improve the lives of the 1 in 5 children and adults nationwide with learning and attention issues—by empowering parents and young adults, transforming schools and advocating for equal rights and opportunities. We’re working to create a society in which every individual possesses the academic, social and emotional skills needed to succeed in school, at work and in life.

We are currently seeking interns for the summer (June-August 2017) and fall semester (August-December 2017) committing to a minimum of six weeks, minimum of 20 hours per week.

The Position: The Philanthropy and Fundraising Intern will work in NCLD’s NYC office and will report directly to the Development Associate. This is an excellent opportunity to gain hands on experience with a small but busy development team. The Intern will assist in all aspects of development and fundraising including:

  • Corporation and foundation research
  • Donor prospect research
  • Planning and execution of special events and donor cultivation events
  • Research and planning for activities to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the organization, including the 40th Annual Benefit dinner
  • Creation of marketing and publicity materials
  • Drafting of written material for blogs, newsletters and mailings
  • Various administrative duties and other projects as assigned

Schedule can be flexible, but must be able to commit to at least 20 hours per week during normal business hours (including a one-hour lunch break) and commit to a minimum of six weeks. The intern will receive a stipend of $10 per day for lunch and travel reimbursement.


We are seeking a college or graduate students with an interest and/or background in non-profit management, fundraising and special events.

The ideal candidate will possess excellent written and verbal communication skills, basic computer knowledge (Microsoft Office suite), be highly organized, have good handwriting and possess a keen eye for details.

To Apply

Please send resume and cover letter with subject line: “Philanthropy and Fundraising Intern.”

In your cover letter, please share why you are interested in working with NCLD and if you have any familiarity with our organization and your desired term dates and weekly schedule.

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