Jobs: Nonprofit Fundraising Events Interns

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Lambda Legal is looking for an intern for the fall and winter semesters to help the Development Department raise over $10 million of the organization’s annual operating budget.

The Internship:

The Development Department of Lambda Legal creates and implements the organization’s fundraising efforts, and has a goal to raise close to $1 million per month. As an Events Team intern you will be helping the Events Team, which is one of the four core teams of the Development Department (events, foundations, membership and major donors.) Each team is run by talented, energetic and lively individuals. The Events Team has four full-time members, three of whom are based in New York.

This internship position will provide someone with experience in non-profit development and management, particularly with events planning and preparation of Lambda Legal’s Development Team’s annual magazine, Impact Special Edition, in addition to gaining valuable office experience working in one of the nation’s leading civil rights organizations.

Duties include, but are not limited to, the following: manage advertisement intake; update advertisement specification sheet for 2013 Magazine issue; maintain contact with the Director of Corporate Giving regarding incoming ads; keep an updated list of received ads; assist with interviews of featured donors/volunteers (helping write questions, schedule interviews and collect photos); manage list of magazine components and contacts for each, along with updates on progress; keep an updated timeline on the project.

The internship position will also have its share of “busy” work including envelope stuffing and administrative duties like file cleaning and data entry.


Each intern will be expected to work 5-10 hours per week (this is flexible), sometime between the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, in our New York City office located on Wall Street in Manhattan.

We are seeking motivated and responsible college students or young professionals looking to gain experience working with a non-profit. Prior interning experience is not a requirement, but we do require you to have a strong work ethic and willingness to learn. A candidate should have an interest in Lambda Legal’s mission to provide equal rights to LGBT individuals and those living with HIV and have basic knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel. A potential intern should be comfortable working independently but also working with a team and a supervisor.

People of color and people with disabilities, including HIV, are encouraged to apply. Lambda Legal is an equal opportunity employer.


This is an unpaid internship. We encourage you to use this internship to gain course credit and to seek out “work-study” grants with your college, if that is an option.


If you are interested in the internship, please send an updated resume with a cover letter. Also in the cover letter, please provide information on what your expected start date could be, and the expected days and times/hours per week you will be available to work.

You can email or mail your resume and cover letter, but email is preferred. When using email, attach your resume and cover letter as a Microsoft Word (.doc) or Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format.

Email to:

Thai Pham:

Mail to:

Development Internship
c/o Thai Pham
Lambda Legal
120 Wall Street, 19th Floor
New York, NY 10005