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Development Office Internships

The Children's Defense Fund (CDF) is an organization deeply committed to our Leave No Child Behind® mission and to ensure that every child has a Healthy Start, a Head Start, a Fair Start, a Safe Start and a Moral Start in life and successful passage into adulthood with caring families and communities. For more than 40 years, CDF has combined advocacy, public education, policy development, leadership training and other efforts to protect children and encourage preventive investment in children before they get sick, drop out of school, suffer family breakdown, or get into trouble.

The intern will be involved with financial record keeping and basic accounting tasks, as well as special projects related to financial processes and records.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Research new foundations, corporations and individuals; and depending on experience, apply for funding.
  • Help with quality control of direct mailings, proposals, and reports.
  • Assist with organizing the Beat the Odds® Washington DC 2014 event.
  • Help maintain the donor database records.
  • Assist with CDF direct mailings. 
  • Generate reports on current donors, lapsed donors and perspective donors. 
  • Some administrative duties.

Preferred Experience/ Qualifications:

  • High level of attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to work effectively, independently and collaboratively.
  • Commitment to social advocacy and CDF’s mission to be a voice for all children in America.
  • Must display incentive to take the lead on various outreach efforts.
  • A sense of creativity is encouraged.
  • Declared major/minor in nonprofit business management or related field, disciple or experience.