Development and Communications Intern

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Center for Community Alternatives
39 W19th Street 10th Floor
New York, NY
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: 2 Part-time, Unpaid

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The Center for Community Alternatives (CCA) promotes reintegrative justice and a reduced reliance on incarceration through advocacy, services, and public policy development in pursuit of civil and human rights. CCA is a leader in the field of community-based alternatives to incarceration. We serve people in trouble: youth at risk; families in crisis; people struggling to address drug and alcohol problems and HIV/AIDS; and people who have been involved in the criminal justice system who are seeking reintegration and productive, law-abiding lives. The individuals served by CCA are among the most impoverished and disempowered in society. CCA endeavors to address these issues by emphasizing personal empowerment, self-respect, and concern for one's community.


Duties may include:
o Conducting prospect research on individual, foundation, and corporate donors;
o Assisting with in-kind donation research;
o Communications with supporters, activists and donors via email, phone and in person;
o Assisting in the writing, editing, and production of fundraising materials such as grant proposals, appeal letters, and reports;
o Helping develop, produce and disseminate publicity materials; and
o Researching journalists and other media contacts interested in criminal justice.

Other assignments may include:
o Administrative tasks as needed;
o Assisting the organization with planning and executing special events; and
o Other projects as assigned.


The Development and Communications Intern will work directly with the Director of Resource Development in a fast-paced department on a variety of projects related to fundraising, media outreach, and supporter engagement. He or she will gain experience in both foundation and government grant writing, individual donor cultivation, and partnership building.

Desired skills and qualifications:
o Interest in fundraising and communications at a community nonprofit organization;
o Excellent writing skills;
o Research experience and knowledge of the nonprofit community;
o Strong computer skills, including use of Microsoft Excel and Internet research;
o Interest in the issues of criminal justice, poverty and human rights; and
o Ability to manage multiple projects.

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