Job Title:  Development Intern

Job Classification: Internship
Department:  Development
Reports to:  Senior Development Officer
Salary: Unpaid
Hours:  Up to 25 hours/week flexible within Monday-Friday schedule
Benefits: No benefits
Start Date:  September 15, 2016 through May 31, 2017/or continuous depending on candidate needs

Position Summary: The Development Intern will assist Development staff with administrative duties and activities of the Development Department including fundraising, donor stewardship, and database management.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Assist with data entry of donor records, gifts, and interactions
  • Assist with gift acknowledgment process, as directed.
  • Provide research support to development team
  • Review Prepare requested packets and other materials for donor visits, presentations and meetings
  • Review previous DKI grant research by consultants and others, as well as Colorado Grants Guide to compile prospect list of approximately 25 smaller foundations to which DKI can apply.
  • Develop excel spread sheet of submission due dates and requirements.
  • Support staff in execution of November celebration and cultivation event
  • Provide a research support to development team
  • Meet any other goals as determined by the Development Team and Interim COO

Experience & Skills:

  • Excellent computer skills including MS Word, Outlook, Excel, Access and Powerpoint required
  • Understanding and knowledge of the Denver metro area philanthropic climate desired
  • Exceptional interpersonal, analytical, and organizational skills required
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills required
  • Adeptness in social media desired


  • A “can-do” enthusiastic approach to work within a high-performing, fast-paced team, while developing personally and professionally
  • Ability to respond to changing circumstances and maintain a flexible approach
  • Motivated by the program’s high potential for widespread impact on education reform
  • Interested in a work environment that is flexible, creative, analytic, and data-driven
  • Desire to learn more about Development/Fundraising, events, communications or non-profit work