Development/Fundraising Internship

Are you interested in the management side of nonprofits? Have a good idea for a project, but keep thinking “where would I find the money to do that?” Or do you find yourself wanting to help out a good cause, but just don’t know how best to help?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, our fundraising internship might be for you! CCAN’s development intern works closely with our experienced Development Director as she builds our fundraising program. S/he will gain valuable experience in fundraising and nonprofit management that can be used to launch a career in fundraising or simply to gain skills that will help you succeed in the nonprofit industry in general.

APPLY NOW TO SPEND SPRING SEMESTER INTERNING WITH US

To apply, send your resume, cover letter and writing sample to kellym@chesapeakeclimate.org. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

ABOUT CCAN

We’re the largest and oldest grassroots group fighting for bold and just solutions to climate change in the Chesapeake region of Virginia, Washington DC, and Maryland.

We’ve put a stop to new coal plants in Virginia, expanded clean energy in Washington DC, and pressed the pause button on fracking in Maryland.

OUR CAMPAIGNS

In 2017, we’re going to keep fighting: to stop massive fracked-gas pipelines across the farms and forests of Virginia, to put a nation-leading and equitable price on carbon in DC, and to place a permanent, statewide, ban on fracking in Maryland.

We and our 40,000 supporters surrounding the nation’s capital are going to keep building the powerfully diverse grassroots climate movement our region needs – building local resistance, raising our voices, and acting boldly. And under a Trump presidency, we’ll be fighting for more than energy justice, we will be standing with our progressive allies to defend all of our values–equality, fairness, and justice.

To do all of this, we need to develop critical revenue streams that will give CCAN the flexibility to act quickly when opportunities arise. The development intern will help us build up our individual fundraising program to diversify CCAN’s revenue streams and provide long-term sustainability within our funding sources. As our individual giving program grows, our ability to respond to threats to climate progress with big, creative actions will increase. The development intern will get to be involved on the ground floor of this process and will get an inside view on how to start an individual donor fundraising program.

SPECIFICALLY, YOUR TASKS WILL INCLUDE:

  • Assisting with donor events.
  • Managing data and making our transition into a robust donor database.
  • Writing fundraising collateral, from brochures to email appeals to thank you notes.
  • Leverage your own creative thinking to build CCAN’s fundraising program.
  • And learning the ins and outs of the organization that climate activist Bill McKibben has called the “best regional climate organization in the world.”

WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR:

  • Strong organizational skills
  • Excellent written and verbal skills
  • An interest in nonprofit management and donor development
  • A commitment to a fair and equitable energy future, and a desire to combat climate change, despite the obstacles presented by the new administration.

Prior database use and/or research skills are preferred but not required.

LOCATION:

This internship will be based in our office in Takoma Park, Maryland.

HOURS AND DATES:

Interns are part time and typically work 15-20 hours per week. Spring interns typically start in mid- to late-January and wrap up in mid-May. Given the late start of this internship, the intern will have the option to extend his/her internship through the summer.

COMPENSATION:

Our internships are unpaid positions. We encourage you to pursue course credit for this internship, or external grant opportunities if those are available, and will support these pursuits in any way we possibly can.

APPLY NOW TO SPEND YOUR SPRING SEMESTER INTERNING WITH US:

To apply, send your resume, cover letter and writing sample to kellym@chesapeakeclimate.org.  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.