SUMMER 2020 INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY
AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION FOUNDATION
The Development Department of the National ACLU Principle and Leadership Gifts Team has an opening for an undergraduate or graduate internship in New York.
For 100 years, the ACLU has been our nation’s guardian of liberty, working in courts, legislatures, and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States. Whether it’s ending mass incarceration, achieving full equality for the LGBT community, advancing racial justice, establishing new privacy protections for our digital age, or preserving the right to vote or the right to have an abortion, the ACLU takes up the toughest civil liberties and civil rights cases and issues to defend all people from government abuse and overreach. With more than one million members, activists, and supporters, the ACLU is a nationwide organization that fights tirelessly in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and Washington, D.C., for the principle that every individual’s rights must be protected equally under the law, regardless of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, national origin, and record of arrest or conviction.
The Principle and Leadership Gifts inter will engage in an array of work within our team. The internship addresses some unmet needs of our team while contributing to a pipeline of potential future staff, particularly internship candidates from underrepresented communities.
- Time Commitment: The internship requires a full-time commitment of 35 hours per week.
- Internship Duration: Internships are a 10-week period. Summer interns are expected to start on June 1 or June 22
- Stipend: A stipend is available for those students who do not receive outside funding and/or course credit. Arrangements can be made with educational institutions for work/study or course credit.
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
With a focus on up to 20 donors and prospects in the supervising fundraiser's portfolio, the intern will learn about the range of work within the Major Gifts Portfolios team and will be exposed to the work of other teams within the Development Department. The primary duties will include:
- Conduct prospect research, to learn how to best communicate with donors and prospects and to deepen our knowledge of their financial capacity and inclination to make a gift of $100,000 or more to the ACLU.
- Draft email and other correspondence for the fundraiser to send.
- Participate in staff's donor strategy discussions.
- Potentially attend some of the fundraiser's personal meetings with donors and prospects.
EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
Interns should possess the following:
- Graduate student preferred.
- Interest in a career in development, and especially prospect research or major gifts face-to-face fundraising.
- Good writing skills and verbal communication skills.
- Experience with Microsoft Office.
- Commitment to diversity within the office; A personal approach that values all individuals and respects differences in regards to race, ethnicity, age, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, religion, ability and socio-economic circumstance
- Commitment to work collaboratively and respectfully toward resolving obstacles and/or conflicts.
- A commitment to civil liberties, civil rights, and social justice.
- Commitment to the mission of the ACLU
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis and accepted until the position is filled.
This posting provides a general but not comprehensive list of the opportunities of the internship. It does not represent a contract of employment. The ACLU reserves the right to change the posting at any time without advance notice.
The ACLU is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need assistance applying online, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are selected for an interview, you will receive additional information regarding how to request an accommodation for the interview process.