Development Summer Intern

The Development Intern will report to the Director of Development Operations and support the Development Team as we engage external supporters and identify the best ways to share Global Citizen Year’s message and work. We are looking for someone who is excited about this position, can manage multiple projects, and will leverage his/her unique experience as an alumnus/alumna to create impact. You will learn the language of fundraising and get a behind-the-scenes look at development communications, operations, and donor stewardship. You will have the chance to learn more about Global Citizen Year, how nonprofits work and take part in a series of professional development opportunities.


As the Development Intern you will...

  • Support the Development Team by researching new leads and preparing background information prior to funder meetings
  • Strategize new ways to engage with our growing list of donors
  • Assist with data management and system use to increase the team’s efficiency
  • Help plan and execute logistics at donor events
  • Curate Fellow blogs and Global Citizen Year media features for promotion to our network
  • Assist with the creation of donor outreach material (graphic design, writing, photo selection)
  • Help facilitate donor engagement around Program Launch in August so we can leverage the opportunity to share our impact with our biggest supporters in person

Mindset & Qualifications

Effective communicator with strong people skills

You’re an exceptional communicator who presents information (written and verbal) with clarity and attention to detail. You are proactive in updating colleagues on the status of your work and any changes to timelines.

Positive and professional attitude

You practice curiosity before judgment and give your colleagues the benefit of the doubt. You are collaborative and willing to pitch in on a variety of tasks. You consistently demonstrate good judgment AND a sense of humor.

Flexible and resourceful

You’re comfortable with ambiguity and are able to hold yourself accountable. You’re able to shift priorities, troubleshoot, and problem-solve independently when needed.

Growth mindset

You are eager to learn, experiment and expand your skill sets in new areas.


You like to think outside the box, and when presented with a challenge you are eager to find a new approach or solution.

Excited about fundraising

You are excited to learn about nonprofit fundraising and building investment in a group of external allies and supporters.

Position Details


  • Compensation: A stipend of $2000/month for the duration of the internship (dates below)

  • Time Commitment: 40 hours/week

  • Location: Oakland Office – 1625 Clay St. Suite 400 Oakland CA

  • Time Frame: June 1st – Aug 30th (flexible for alums on quarter scheduling or who have earlier college move-in requirements).

  • Deadline to Apply: Applications reviewed as they arrive. Preference given to those who submit by March 20th.

Global Citizen Year is an equal opportunity employer, and we strive for our team to reflect the diverse community we serve. Applicants who contribute to this diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.

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