Development Intern



Hours per week

6-10 hours/week



Start Date


End Date



2400 Ridge Road
United States


Are you passionate about education for social change? Join The Changemaker Project and help us empower the next generation of leaders and changemakers who are building a better world.

About Us:

The Changemaker Project is a design challenge for teens who want to change the world. We educate students about the multitude of social justice issues affecting people, animals, and the environment via an online course, accessible from anywhere in the world. We teach students to think creatively and critically, work as a team, and use Stanford’s Design Thinking process in order to generate an innovative solution to an issue they are passionate about. The course culminates in a global pitch event, where teams pitch their world-changing projects for a chance to have them funded.

This spring, from March-June, we are running our very first pilot season of The Changemaker Project. Over 300 students from eleven countries and six continents are designing innovative solutions to social problems, and the culminating pitch night is happening on June 10th at the David Brower Center in Berkeley.

The Position:

We are hiring two summer Development Interns to help us grow-- through both school outreach and fundraising through grants. The position can be split between those areas, or we can hire one intern to focus on school outreach and one to focus on the grant writing. Interns will work together and support one another throughout the summer, and should be comfortable working both in a team and independently (remotely). This position is ideal for students who have some experience working in schools and/or studying education, who are interested in getting hands-on experience in development work and helping a nonprofit grow.

Job duties will include:

  • Assist with the planning and execution of our pitch event on June 10th
  • Research schools and youth organizations
  • Outreach to schools and other organizations
  • Research grant opportunities and develop grants calendar
  • Collaborate on grant writing and other fundraising efforts
  • Curate social justice content for curriculum and social media
  • Additional duties as needed

Desired Qualifications:

  • Strong writing skills
  • Good analytical skills
  • Good communicator
  • Self-starter, able to work independently
  • Hard-working and dedicated
  • Passion for social justice
  • Facility with Google products (email, docs, sheets, forms, etc.)
  • Experience with grant writing
  • Experience working with youth
  • Experience with social media

Time Commitment:

This internship will start on May 15th (sooner if possible) and run until September 1st (dates flexible). The position will require roughly 6-10 hours/week, primarily remote work with a meeting/work session 1-2 times/week. Interns must be available to assist with our final pitch event on the afternoon/evening of June 10th, 2018 at the David Brower Center.


This is an unpaid internship opportunity. Compensation will come in the form of a valuable learning experience, professional development support, opportunity to be creative and design something powerful that will change the world for the better, and a good letter of recommendation for a job well done.

How To Apply

Email cover letter and resume to annalise at thechangemakerproject dot org.