Development Internship

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826CHI is looking for a semester-long intern to support the Director of Development in fundraising efforts. The ideal development intern is someone with a strong interest in telling the story of 826CHI in an effort to increase exposure within different Chicago communities to funders, and th working with youth of all ages, and is seeking experience in creative writing education within the non-profit setting.

826CHI is a nonprofit writing and tutoring center dedicated to helping youth, ages six to 18, improve their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write. Our programs are structured around the belief that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success.


•Provide general administrative support to Development staff
•Assist with grant proposal writing and grant reporting
•Provide support for special events, annual campaigns, giving appeals
•Help manage donor relations and individual giving
•Assist in funding research
•Support other related projects of 826CHI on an as-needed basis.


•Outgoing individual who has experience working with diverse cultures
•Pleasure in working with a variety of people of all ages
•Passion for the betterment of youth
•Strong verbal and written communication skills
•Responsible self-starter, task- and detailed-oriented
•Must be familiar with basic office programs (Mac Platform) and data entry
•Exceptional, organizational skills
•Has patience, stamina and flexibility to work in a busy, active environment with constant interruption
•Grant writing and admin experience a plus

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