Development Internship Opportunity at the Legal Services Corporation
Established by Congress in 1974, the Legal Services Corporation (LSC) is the country's single largest funder of civil legal aid for low-income Americans. LSC currently funds 134 independent, non-profit legal aid organizations with more than 800 offices throughout the nation. LSC's mission is to promote equal access to justice and provide grants for high-quality civil legal assistance.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
LSC is accepting applications from students currently enrolled in college. The ideal applicant will be dependable, self-motivated, professional, hard-working, disciplined, and demonstrate integrity. He or she will have excellent research and analytical skills, have excellent oral and written communication skills, be attentive to details and organized, and able to work both independently and on a team. He or she also will exercise good judgment and be an effective problem-solver, intellectually curious, and committed to LSC's mission to promote equal access to justice. A high degree of proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite required. SalesForce background encouraged.
The intern's hours will be 15 hours per week during the Fall. The internship will run from late August to December 2015.
The intern's principal duties and responsibilities include:
Draft background memos on prospective donors;
Prepare and send acknowledgement letters, and maintain records of LSC donations on Excel and Salesforce;
Research and prepare summaries of new foundations;
Research project proposals;
Manage current projects and compile research for current privately-funded projects;
Update and prepare LSC's Campaign for Justice website;
Research event venues and caterers;
Maintain guest and speaker lists;
Work with key high profile individuals in preparation for events, and when necessary, staff major fundraising events; and
Perform general administrative functions.
This internship is paid an hourly rate based on undergraduate year. The range is $11.50-14.50 per hour.