Fall Internship Opportunities at NOW-NYC
We are currently recruiting for Fundraising/Special Events Interns for Fall 2017.
The Fundraising/Special Events Internship is intended for current undergraduate or graduate students, and designed to learn best practices in fundraising for non-profits. This comprehensive internship will involve honing strategic thinking skills and writing abilities. The ideal candidate is a self-starter interested in database management, designing efficient protocols and systems, and understanding the scope of fund development within the context of human rights advocacy.
About the National Organization for Women – NYC & Women’s Justice NOW:
NOW-NYC advocates for the women and girls of New York City by working to defend reproductive rights, fight economic inequality, and end violence and discrimination against women. As the largest NOW chapter in the country, we play a key role in shaping the debate on the issues that impact women, creating policies, and holding government and businesses accountable to the women of New York.
Women’s Justice NOW delivers educational forums on key women’s issues and has been providing services and referrals to women for the past 25 years. The Women’s Justice NOW’s Helpline currently benefits over 1,000 women per year across the five boroughs of New York City and its surrounding areas by providing free legal referrals over the phone.
The National Organization for Women—New York City and Women’s Justice NOW are seeking interns to assist with our fundraising and development efforts. Interns will be exposed to a wide range of development activities including database management, event planning, researching potential donors, membership processing, and gift processing.
Interns are vital to the work of NOW-NYC, which runs a Helpline and several legal clinics. Interns provide appropriate referral resource information to women needing help and Fundraising Interns are expected to cover these phone calls as needed.
- Assist with donor research and prospecting
- Update and maintain donor database
- Create and edit development materials, including solicitation and acknowledgement letters
- Assist with event management and logistics
- Provide general administrative support for the development department
Applicants must be current undergraduate or graduate students, and should possess proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Knowledge of Google Docs and graphic design experience preferred. Applicants must be professional, responsible, detail-oriented, and able to manage multiple tasks. Applicants should also be dedicated to achieving women’s rights and committed to the mission of NOW-NYC and Women’s Justice NOW. Fall interns work a minimum of 16 hours a week during our business hours of Monday through Friday, 9:30am to 5:30pm, with some evening hours for events. Interns will work at the NOW-NYC office in Manhattan. Interns receive a small stipend at the conclusion of the internship.
To apply, please submit your resume and a cover letter indicating where you learned about our internship, what you hope to gain from the internship, what you have to offer to NOW-NYC and Women’s Justice NOW, and how your interests and experiences align with our mission. Please also include your anticipated start date and your work schedule in your cover letter (i.e., two full days or one full day and two half-days).
Please send your materials to Alyssa Cannizzaro at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are currently accepting applicants on a rolling basis until all positions are filled. Due to the high volume of applications that we receive, we are unable to respond to all applicants and inquiries.
NOW-NYC is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from people of any race or ethnicity, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation and from any underrepresented groups.
What do our intern alums have to say?
“This internship showed me what it was like to work with a non-profit. I got to see the back end of how big events work, how social media is managed, and how campaigns are run. I got to understand the nitty-gritty details that go into producing smooth sailing work at a non-profit organization focused on women’s issues—a field in which I intend to pursue as a career after I graduate. This internship gave me a great sneak peek into what I intend to do after college.”
– Sarah, Summer ’16
“During my time at NOW-NYC, I got to perform a broad array of tasks and felt like my contributions were not only necessary, but meaningful. I would definitely recommend applying to NOW-NYC’s internship program to anyone committed to feminist activism and advocacy who is excited to delve into every aspect of non-profit work!”
– Hillary, Summer ’14
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