Development Intern – Paid


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A Safe Haven is seeking a Development Intern to support a growing development team by helping with marketing, donor management and events. This position will play a key role and gain exposure to all aspects of development in a non-profit setting, setting them up for a career in the non-profit sector. A successful candidate must exhibit a passion for ending homelessness, strong attention to detail and a willingness to learn and contribute on a small but mighty team.


Other duties may be assigned. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these duties.

  • Assist in the communications and marketing plan — focusing specifically on digital communications to build awareness within the community.
  • Assist with digital fundraising efforts, including drafting social media posts, marketing and more to engage donors on-line
  • Interview clients to gain perspective of their journey at A Safe Haven.
  • Assist with production of client videos and testimonials
  • Assist the Development Associate with donor management tools, including updating Salesforce with new donors and donations.
  • Engagement with donors, including sending thank you notes for recent donations.
  • Assist with volunteer events, including day-of-support, event logistics and more.
  • Assist with ad-hoc development projects, such as corporate relations, donor campaigns, managing and executing fundraising events and more.


  • A strong commitment to customer service, proven track record of problem solving, and the ability to manage multiple projects and relationships simultaneously.
  • Strong verbal and writing skills, high attention to detail and follow-up, and excellent analytical and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated skill and knowledge of, or ability to quickly learn Microsoft Suite and Salesforce.
  • Outstanding interpersonal and communications skills with external stakeholders.
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team setting.
  • Ability to manage confidential information with discretion.


  • Currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree or higher required.
  • Interest in pursuing a career in nonprofit management, donor management, development, marketing, public relations, or similar work required.
  • Database or donor management experience, including experience working with and interpreting large data sets to make actionable insights, either in an academic or professional setting.
  • Experience volunteering or working at a non-profit before in any capacity, including sorting donations, fundraising, administrative duties, etc.

Give by Check

Thank you for your generous donation, together we are transforming thousands of lives
from homelessness to self-sufficiency!

Please send your check to the following address:

A Safe Haven Foundation
Attn: Development
2750 W. Roosevelt Road
Chicago, IL 60608