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Fall 2024 Intern, Development, Prospect Development



24d ago

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  • Internship
    Off-cycle Internship
  • Business, Operations & Strategy
  • New York City


  • Interest in a career in nonprofit development, especially in prospect development.
  • Interest in exploring community centric fundraising (CCF) principles.
  • Good writing skills and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office.


  • The intern will be part of the Development department, learning about fundraising operations at a large civil rights nonprofit organization. The intern will report to the Associate Director, Prospect Development, focusing on prospect identification, prospect research, business intelligence, and portfolio management. The intern will learn about prospect development in addition to the range of other work within NDR. They will also be exposed to the work of other teams within the ACLU’s Development Department. By involving the intern in an array of work within our unit, the internship expands the capacity of our team while contributing to a pipeline of potential nonprofit professionals.
  • Your Day to Day:
  • Conduct prospect research to deepen our knowledge of donors’ capacity and inclination to make a major gift to the ACLU.
  • Learn about enterprise-wide fundraising tools, including data analytics and resources to support prospect segmentation and analysis. Assist in vendor screening data uploads.
  • Assist in prospect identification through an ongoing calendar of internal and external prospecting reviews including upgrade reports and assessments of vendor screening data.
  • Make recommendations for assigning prospects to national and affiliate portfolios and communicate those recommendations to nationwide fundraisers.
  • Other duties as assigned, potentially including Salesforce CRM data entry, business intelligence reporting projects, writing event bios, and assisting with other NDR department projects.


Will this internship be conducted in-person or remotely?

Our internship program offers a limited number of remote or hybrid intern positions. This internship can be hybrid from our NY National office or fully remote.

What is the time commitment expected for this internship?

Term-time internships may be completed on a part-time basis (10, 15, or 20 hours/week) or full-time (35 hours/week).

How long is the internship duration?

Full-time internships span 10 consecutive weeks and part-time 12 weeks beginning September 9 or September 23, 2024.

Is there a stipend available for this internship?

A stipend is available for students who are lawfully authorized to work and do not receive compensation from other sources. Stipend rates range from $20/hour for undergraduate students to $24/hour for graduate and law students or equivalent experience.

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The ACLU is an non-profit, non-partisan organization of people who believe in the power of action. We are united by the quest – “We the people dare to create a more perfect union.” Whether in the courts, statehouses, Congress or communities, we fight to defend the rights that the Constitution guarantees to all of us —regardless of who we are, where we come from, whom we love, or what we believe. Together, we take up the toughest civil rights and liberties challenges of our time. We seek to inspire those who want change to become the ones who make change.