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Development Intern - Salt Lake City

🚀 Off-cycle Internship

Salt Lake City

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  • You need a degree or be a recent graduate in relevant field, passion for nonprofit work, community engagement experience, bilingual proficiency, graphic design skills, reliable and independent, access to vehicle, able to lift 50+ pounds.
  • You will support in-kind donation partnerships, manage volunteer outreach, assist with events, donor communications, and organization of donated items for a refugee assistance organization in Salt Lake City.

Off-cycle Internship

Business, Operations & StrategySalt Lake City


  • The development intern, supervised by the development coordinator,  provides a wide array of support to the IRC in Salt Lake City’s development team. By supporting fundraising and donor relations, the successful applicant will gain insight into the processes necessary to run an efficient, multi-faceted nonprofit that builds relationships with donors.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand how to write donor acknowledgements and their importance in maintaining donor relationships
  • Better understand inventory best practices and streamlining processes to create efficiency and service delivery. Change to volunteer management practices
  • Gain a better understanding of the refugee resettlement process and how the IRC fits into that process


  • Currently pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree, or recent graduate
  • Students pursuing degrees in the fields of communications, marketing, public relations, nonprofit management, business, or other related fields may be particularly interested in this position and are encouraged to apply
  • Willing to learn about IRC history, philosophy, global work, and local efforts; adhere to IRC volunteer and workplace policies.
  • Previous experience in community engagement or donations management preferred, especially in the nonprofit industry. Graphic design skills and knowledge of photography/Photoshop is a plus.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in English, additional proficiency in a refugee language preferred.
  • Reliable, self-motivated, independent, and able to take on a project assignment and ask for help when needed
  • Access to a vehicle and willing to use personal vehicle to transport donated and purchased items for delivery is preferred
  • Physical ability to lift 50+ pounds

Education requirements

Currently Studying

Area of Responsibilities

Business, Operations & Strategy


  • In-Kind Donations & Partnership
  • Support relationship with Bicycle Collective and ensure demand for bicycles is met via partnership.
  • Support receiving, organization, tracking, and distribution of in-kind donations at the warehouse and office storage.
  • Support donation records processing, including valuing donated items, entering client and donor in-kind records into database systems.
  • Support donor communications via Google Voice.
  • Support furniture pick ups and efficiency building within that process
  • Support research and outreach initiatives for new in-kind donation partnerships
  • Events & Volunteer Management
  • Assist with preparation and outreach regarding professional development and educational opportunities organized by the development team
  • Support donor communications, including donor acknowledgements such as phone calls and post cards
  • Work alongside volunteer coordinator to ensure responsiveness to new and interested volunteers
  • Other duties as needed, such as help with any paperwork and filing, and attending and participating in Development team meetings


Work type

Part time

Work mode



Salt Lake City