Development Intern

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The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) is the leading patient-directed national organization focusing on the most prevalent mental illnesses. The organization fosters an environment of understanding about the impact and management of these life-threatening illnesses by providing up-to-date, scientifically based tools and information written in language the general public can understand. DBSA supports research to promote more timely diagnosis, develop more effective and tolerable treatments, and discover a cure. The organization works to ensure that people living with mood disorders are treated equitably. DBSA was founded in 1985.


The Development Intern would work on various projects associated with securing contributed income from corporations, foundations, and individuals. Tasks would be various, including working within the Raiser’s Edge database; researching prospective corporate and foundation donors; facilitating mailings to individual donors; coordinating logistics for cultivation and fundraising events; assisting with internal and external reports and acknowledgements; and interacting with various volunteer committees. This position requires excellent communication skills, attention to detail, and project management experience. Knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite, excellent writing ability, and online research skills are also necessary. This position is primarily administrative with opportunities to take on creative and research projects as they become available.

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