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.