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Americans United for Separation of Church and State (AU) seeks a Development Intern to assist the Development department in its national fundraising efforts. Due to COVID-19, this internship will be remote. The Development Intern will report to the Major Gifts Officer and will work with the development team to support the organization’s ongoing fundraising efforts; activities include but are not limited to donor stewardship, major gift donor and foundation research, direct response campaigns, and development operations.
The Development Intern will be responsible for a variety of tasks in support of the department, including but not limited to:
· Conducting donor research
· Assisting in identifying donor prospects
· Offering support for donor events
· Drafting letters, emails, and acknowledgment copy
· Updating AU’s database as needed
The strongest candidates will be able to demonstrate a commitment to the separation of religion government; be responsible, hard-working, and have some or all of these skills:
- Writing concisely and persuasively
- Meeting deadlines and communicating about progress
- Familiarity with Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Google Drive
The internship is 25 hours/week from June 1 – August 6 (with some flexibility to accommodate the intern’s academic or other scheduling needs).
Americans United is an equal opportunity employer and places a strong emphasis on a diverse environment in which individuals are valued regardless of their gender, race, ethnicity, cultural background, religion, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic.
How to Appy
When you submit your application, use this subject line: [First and Last Name] Development Internship Application. Send the following to firstname.lastname@example.org as attached PDFs:
- A resume (one page) outlining your relevant academic, campus, and professional experience
- A cover letter (one page) describing how your experience relates to the Development Internship and explaining why AU’s mission is important to you
Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. No calls, please.
The Development Intern will be paid a stipend of $4,000. Interns receive substantive experience with in-depth exposure to some of the most important issues facing the country. Interns are encouraged and provided time to learn across the organization and from outside organizations as well as take advantage of learning opportunities in Washington, D.C.
AU can provide documentation for academic credit upon successful conclusion of the internship.
Americans United for Separation of Church and State is a nonpartisan educational and advocacy organization dedicated to advancing the separation of religion and government as the only way to ensure freedom of religion, including the right to believe or not believe, for all.
We envision a nation where everyone can freely choose a faith and support it voluntarily, or follow no religious or spiritual path at all, and where the government does not promote religion over non-religion or favor one faith over another.
We use high-impact litigation, powerful lobbying, and grassroots advocacy to ensure that:
· Religion does not dictate public policy.
· The government does not tell Americans what to believe or how to practice their faith.
· Discrimination is not justified under the guise of religion.