Jobs: Development Spring Internship 2022

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Lambda Legal seeks talented and engaged interns through the spring (January 15 – April 15, 2022), helping assist the Development Department in raising over $18M+ of Lambda Legal’s annual operating budget.

Lambda Legal’s Development Department creates and implements the organization's fundraising efforts, raising over $1M+ every month. Our intern cohort assists the core teams of the Development Department—Events, Foundations, Legacy Giving, Marketing, Database, Membership and Major Gifts.

The internship will provide substantial experience in nonprofit development, event planning, research, solicitation strategizing while providing valuable experience working in one of the nation's leading civil rights organizations.



• Internal data reporting/organization

• Query/export building

• Assist with execution of national mailings

• Develop digital events in new fundraising markets

• Depending on experience, help design invitations and event promotions

• Research prospective donors

• Provide support for mailings/invitations

• Assist members with inquiries

• Maintain database records



We are seeking motivated college students, young professionals and activists looking to gain experience working within the nonprofit space. Prior interning experience is not a requirement, but strong time management skills are necessary for success on the team. A candidate should have an interest in Lambda Legal's core mission and have basic knowledge of Microsoft Office and remote-working platforms.  

Each intern will be expected to work 15 hours per week on both independent and collaborative projects. This position is fully remote and reports to the New York office. Set days/hours are flexible, however all interns will be asked to maintain a consistent schedule. 



This is a volunteer unpaid internship. We encourage interns to use this opportunity to gain course credit and to seek out "work-study" grants with your university.



Those interested in the internship are asked to provide an updated resume with a cover letter. Please provide information regarding the estimated days and times you will be available to work.

Please email all applications, attaching any resume and cover letter as either a Microsoft Word (.doc) or Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format. No calls please. Due to the high volume of applications, Lambda Legal cannot return phone calls about the position and does not notify applicants of status except when an interview is granted.



Lambda Legal is committed to building and maintaining a diverse staff and is an equal opportunity employer. People of color, transgender and gender-nonconforming people, people with abilities in multiple languages, immigrants, and people with disabilities, including people living with HIV, are encouraged to apply.