Development Intern, 11th Street Bridge Park (Fall Semester)

Status: Unpaid, internship, part-time

Reports to: Grants & Project Coordinator

This internship is for fall 2019 with the possibility to extend through the spring semester. This is a part-time, unpaid position and can be counted towards course credit. Candidates are expected to commit 10-15 hours per week, with flexibility to complete some work remotely. Applicants who are available may begin to work prior to the fall.

Principal Responsibilities:


  • Conduct research on funding prospects including foundations, corporations and individuals
  • Compile research into prospect profiles
  • Track donor relationships and contacts through Bridge Park’s donor management software
  • Conduct research on best practices for Giving Tuesday and end of year appeal campaigns, including segmentation, content and timing


  • Present prospect profiles to Bridge Park’s Development team weekly
  • Create fulfillment reports for sponsors of the Bridge Park’s Taste of the Harvest event
  • Support development of Giving Tuesday and end of year appeal content including email blasts, social media posts and appeal letter
  • Assist with tasks related to funder cultivation/engagement for Bridge Park programs including the Taste of the Harvest
  • Assist with logistics and planning for Bridge Park fundraising and donor cultivation events


  • Support the Grant & Project Coordinator by helping to schedule appointments; order office supplies; answer general inquiries via phone & email; proofreading; developing agendas for upcoming meetings; notetaking; setting up for meetings; order catering; attending community meetings.

Qualifications & Requirements:

  • Currently enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student preferred
  • Strong writing and research skills
  • Knowledge of and/or experience with community development, urban planning and neighborhood revitalization
  • Knowledge of, or strong interest in, civic engagement, social responsibility, African American culture and heritage, and social and racial justice.
  • Knowledge of and demonstrated proficiency in the use of software (Windows OS, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and the ability to use or learn technology used at the 11th Street Bridge Park, including DonorPerfect and Salsa software systems.

To Apply:

Send your resume and cover letter outlining your interest in this position to Please include “Development Intern” in the subject line of your email. Deadline for applications is Monday, September 16. Women and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

Prospective applicants are encouraged to review our website at and prior to submitting materials for consideration.

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