Spring Development Intern

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Development Intern

Location: New York, New York, 10027, United States
Organization: Behind the Book

Area of Focus: Children and Youth
Last day to apply: Ongoing
Paid or unpaid: Unpaid
Description:
Behind the Book is a literacy non-profit that serves students in low-income NYC public schools. Working with classrooms from K-12, Behind the Book identifies books that speak to urban youth and partners with teachers to create immersive curriculum units by bringing the authors of those books into the classroom.
Through a series of workshops, authors discuss their book and teach a genre of writing, encouraging students to see themselves as readers and writers and ultimately guiding them in the creation and publication of their own original writing. Learn more about Behind the Book on our website or our blog.

Behind the Book interns are essential in supporting a growing organization, and gain valuable skills and experience in project management and nonprofit work. The Development Intern will work closely with the Director of Development to manage all aspects of the organization's fundraising and program evaluation.
This is an unpaid position based in our Harlem office. Candidates can receive academic credit. Commitment is for one semester, 2-3 days per week, hours are flexible.
Development Intern responsibilities will include:
• Conducting and compiling research relevant to our programming, such as best practices and innovations in literacy.
• Researching prospective funders
• Compiling and analyzing data from our evaluations, as necessary (no previous experience needed)
• Assisting with donor communication, including thank you notes
• Providing general and event planning support for the Board of Directors and Young Executive Board
• Input data into donor database (Salesforce)
• In addition to these responsibilities, interns may be assigned additional projects to work on independently according to their skills and interests.
Qualifications
The successful candidate will be detail-oriented, eager to learn, and able to manage tasks independently.
Excellent written and oral communication skills in English are required, as are strong computer skills in Microsoft Office.
Experience with research and writing research summaries a plus.
A background in education theory or previous non-profit experience is a plus. Candidates interested in fundraising and philanthropy are strongly encouraged to apply.
Application instructions:

If interested, please submit a resume, cover letter, and a brief (1-3 pages) writing sample to Micaela Gutierrez at micaela@behindthebook.org. "Development Internship" should appear in the subject heading of your email.

Behind the Book is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that especially welcomes applications from women and people of color.

Behind the Book
356 W 123rd St.
New York, NY 10027
(212)222-3627
www.behindthebook.org

Responsibilities

Development Intern responsibilities will include:
• Conducting and compiling research relevant to our programming, such as best practices and innovations in literacy.
• Researching prospective funders
• Compiling and analyzing data from our evaluations, as necessary (no previous experience needed)
• Assisting with donor communication
• Providing general and event planning support for the Board of Directors and Young Executive Board
• In addition to these responsibilities, interns may be assigned additional projects to work on independently according to their skills and interests.

Requirements

The successful candidate will be detail-oriented, eager to learn, and able to manage tasks independently.
Excellent written and oral communication skills in English are required, as are strong computer skills in Microsoft Office.
A background in education theory or previous non-profit experience is a plus. Candidates interested in fundraising and philanthropy are strongly encouraged to apply.

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