Development Intern

IRC - The International Rescue Committee

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The International Rescue Committee (IRC) provides opportunities for refugees, asylees, victims of human trafficking, survivors of torture, and other immigrants to thrive in the United States. Each year, thousands of people, forced to flee violence and persecution, are welcomed by the local communities across the U.S. into the safety and freedom of America. These individuals have survived against incredible odds. The IRC works with government bodies, civil society actors, and local volunteers to help them translate their past experiences into assets that are valuable to their new communities. Since 1994, the IRC in Salt Lake City has resettled nearly 12,000 refugees—helping them rebuild their lives—and provided life-changing services to thousands more, from helping their children enroll in school, finding their first job to learning more about life in the U.S. and working to gain citizenship.


The development intern, supervised by the development coordinator, provides a wide array of support to the IRC in Salt Lake City’s development team. By supporting fundraising and donor relations, the successful applicant will gain insight into the processes necessary to run an efficient, multi-faceted nonprofit that builds relationships with donors.


10 hours a week for at least 12 weeks

- First Cohort: August 19th – December 6th

- Second Cohort: September 9th – December 20th


• In-Kind Donations & Partnership

o Support relationship with Bicycle Collective and ensure demand for bicycles is met via partnership.

o Support receiving, organization, tracking, and distribution of in-kind donations at the warehouse and office storage.

o Support donation records processing, including valuing donated items, entering client and donor in-kind records into database systems.

o Support donor communications via Google Voice.

o Support furniture pick ups and efficiency building within that process

o Support research and outreach initiatives for new in-kind donation partnerships

• Events & Volunteer Management

o Assist with preparation and outreach regarding professional development and educational opportunities organized by the development team

o Support donor communications, including donor acknowledgements such as phone calls and post cards

o Work alongside volunteer coordinator to ensure responsiveness to new and interested volunteers

• Other duties as needed, such as help with any paperwork and filing, and attending and participating in Development team meetings


1. Understand how to write donor acknowledgements and their importance in maintaining donor relationships

2. Better understand volunteer management practices in a non-profit organization setting

3. Gain a better understanding of the refugee resettlement process and how the IRC fits into that process

Qualifications REQUIREMENTS

• Currently pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree, or recent graduate

• Students pursuing degrees in the fields of communications, marketing, public relations, nonprofit management, business, or other related fields may be particularly interested in this position and are encouraged to apply

• Willing to learn about IRC history, philosophy, global work, and local efforts; adhere to IRC volunteer and workplace policies.

• Previous experience in community engagement or donations management preferred, especially in the nonprofit industry. Graphic design skills and knowledge of photography/Photoshop is a plus.

• Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in English, additional proficiency in a refugee language preferred.

• Reliable, self-motivated, independent, and able to take on a project assignment and ask for help when needed

• Access to a vehicle and willing to use personal vehicle to transport donated and purchased items for delivery is preferred

• Physical ability to lift 50+ pounds

This is an unpaid internship position. No financial compensation, including compensation for relocation, is available. Note that a background check is required for this position.

IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability.

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