Development Intern

Academic Credits


Hours per week





77 Water Street, Suite 202
New York
United States


Citizens Committee for New York City seeks a motivated and talented individual to join our team as a Development Intern! As one of the nation's oldest micro-funding organizations, we at Citizens Committee raise money from foundations, corporations, and individual donors—then award it to projects we believe in. Whether it's painting a mural, organizing a farmer's market, launching a dance camp, or installing compost bins we help New Yorkers make their ideas a reality.

Timing is flexible. We hope to find an intern who would like to spend 2 days a week for the spring semester, and hopefully through the summer.


Donor Research, Cultivation, Proposal Writing, and Reporting

-Cultivate new prospects through research and outreach

- Develop concept papers, proposals, presentations and donor reports, with supervision of Director of Development and Development and Volunteer Coordinator

-Schedule and coordinate site visits for current and prospective funders

Special Events

-Coordinate the Gala, Summer Cocktail, Yankees Fundraiser, and Young Citizens Committee events in conjunction with the Director of Development, Manager of Individual Giving and Special Events, and Development and Volunteer Coordinator

-Generate guest lists and coordinate event mailings as necessary

-Coordinate vendors and other logistics as needed

Love Your City Volunteer Program

-Select grassroots groups to participate in Love Your City

-Help match corporate volunteer groups with appropriate volunteer projects

-Coordinate all volunteer event logistics, ensure events run smoothly, and manage follow up

Knowledge Management

-Manage donor database (Salesforce) and donor acknowledgement process

-Enter gifts and generate revenue reports

-Work with Development Director and Development, Manager of Individual Giving and Special Events, and Development and Volunteer Coordinator to ensure consistency between the donor and accounting systems


- Exceptional attention to detail – this is essential

- Excellent writing skills and communication

- Strong organizational skills (e.g., ability to think clearly about a project and bring together its different pieces)

- Comfortable doing phone outreach

- Enthusiasm, and the ability to take initiative, think creatively, offer new ideas, and push us to become a more effective organization

- Friendliness: easy to get along with, and have a good sense of humor

- Communicative: able to share information even when it is not requested

- Ability to work both collaboratively and independently

- Understanding of the importance of meeting deadlines

How To Apply

Please e-mail your resume and cover letter to