Summer Internship - Communications and Development Intern - Summer 2024

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Job Description

Internship Overview: Development (fundraising, donor relations, and proposal development) and communications are highly valued skillsets that employers seek in job candidates; these functions are critical to the success of a nonprofit organization, and cultivating experience in this area will allow you to gain insight into various subject/technical areas, learn development strategy, and be marketable across sectors. The Communications and Development Intern will work closely with the Development Coordinator and IRC staff to engage potential donors around the IRC in Denver’s mission through content and program material creation, proposal writing and research, storytelling and communications planning.

LOCATION: Fully remote

COMMITMENT: 10 hours per week June 3 - August 23, 2024

SCHEDULE: Regular weekly schedule during business hours 9 am – 5 pm and some evenings if desired


- Interview clients, staff members, community stakeholders and partners, and generate content for stories, reports, and newsletters - Create external content to engage supporters - Assist with planning special events as needed - Support the communications and donor relations strategy - Support the creation of an end-of-year fundraising strategy and campaign and assist with event marketing - Research funders and strategize funder engagement - Research funding opportunities that align with the IRC in Denver’s Strategic Action Plan - Work with the Development Coordinator to strengthen proposal development systems and processes

LEARNING OBJECTIVES: The Communications and Development Intern will gain insight into the grant writing and reporting process for a nonprofit organization. They will gain experience creating an executing a communications plan and will have the opportunity to write content for fundraising appeals, donor-facing reports, newsletters and social media.

To be considered, applicants must provide with their application, a resume and a cover letter addressing how their skills and experiences meet the specific internship requirements as well as their availability during the summer intern cohort dates. Applications without either will not be considered.

This is an unpaid internship position. No financial compensation, including compensation for relocation, is available.


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