Development Intern--Summer Slow Food USA
- Date Posted March 18, 2014
- Location Brooklyn, NY
- Category Nonprofit
- Job Type Internship/Apprentice
Slow Food USA seeks a motivated, energetic Development Intern to join and support our efforts to change the food system in the United States. The ideal candidate will have excellent attention to detail, strong enthusiasm for our work and an interest in non-profit management.
Slow Food is a global, grassroots organization with members in over 150 countries and 1,300 volunteer-led chapters around the world. We were founded in 1989 to counter the rise of fast food and the disappearance of local food cultures. Today, we coordinate local, national and global programs and campaigns to achieve our vision of a world where everyone can enjoy food that’s good for them, good for farmers and workers and good for the planet.
The U.S. branch, Slow Food USA, is a national nonprofit with a small staff based in Brooklyn, NY and over 200 volunteer-led chapters nationwide. The Development Intern will assist with resource generation, including membership, individual donors and institutional donors. He or she will learn valuable fundraising, research, writing and grassroots outreach skills, while supporting Slow Food USA’s work to promote good, clean and fair food.
- Research prospective major donors
- Help to create development communications materials through writing and content building
- Assist with appeals for donors at the middle donor level
- Assist in acknowledging and thanking donors
- Edit grant proposals or reports and stewardship pieces, compile news briefings and blog posts, and design communications pieces, as needed
- Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills Previous experience working with databases
- Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel
- Research, design, or content building and writing experience preferred
- Ability to manage multiple projects at once and work well independently
- Outstanding attention to detail
- Strong communication, phone and writing skills
- Experience with graphic design and use of Adobe Creative Suite software preferred
- Interest in how a nonprofit works and how it sustains and expands programming through fund development preferred
A minimum of 15 hours per week is required for all cycles. Fall and spring internships also require a minimum duration of three months. Internships are unpaid; however, students may earn academic credit.
Compensation this position is UNPAID How to apply