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Resource Development and Donor Management Summer Intern

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Company/Organization: Barakat


Position Description: The Resource Development and Donor Management intern will support the Executive Director in creating and implementing organizational fundraising, including grants research, writing, individual cultivation, and events to raise funds for agency operations and programming.

Principal Responsibilities:
+ Conduct research for public/private grants and on potential individual donors to expand donor base
+ Maintain Salesforce database for contacts and organizations
+ Create and run reports in Salesforce
+ Process all donations
+ Assist staff and event planning intern with fundraising and awareness events
+ Conduct research on public and private grants and submit LOI/proposals.
+ Support individual giving program by assisting in donor research, creating donation requests, and expanding donor base.
+ Make telephone calls to prospective donors, event sponsors and participants.
+ Assist in planning of key awareness and fundraising events, including Walk for Literacy.


Required Skills/Experience/Qualities:
+ Strong organizational and task management skills
+ Proficiency with MS Office, including Word, PowerPoint and Excel
+ Strong research and writing skills
+ Professional attitude and ability to represent Barakat through phone and email
+ Ability to work independently and as a part of a team

Desired Skills/Experience/Qualities:
+ Experience working with Mac computers
+ Previous work in an administrative position
+ Fundraising experience desired but not required

+ 20 hours per week
+ Semester-long commitment

Paid Internship Info:



20 hrs/wk


May 2015-August 2015

Start Date:

~May 4, 2015 (Flexible)

End Date:

, ~August 28, 2015 (Flexible)

March 9, 2015
Additional Info:
Barakat is a non-profit institution dedicated to providing exemplary basic education in Afghanistan and Pakistan that advances literacy and increases access to secondary education, particularly for girls and women; it is based out of Cambridge Massachusetts.
Development  Fundraising  Non-Profit 
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