Development Intern, iMentor NYC




$15.00 per hour



Application Deadline


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30 Broad Street, 9th Floor
New York, NY 10004
New York
New York
United States


About iMentor

iMentor builds mentoring relationships that empower students in low-income communities to graduate high school, succeed in college, and achieve their ambitions. Students work with their mentors one-on-one, in-person and online, to develop strong personal relationships, nurture a college aspiration, navigate the college application process, and build critical skills that lead to college success. In New York City, Chicago, and the Bay Area, iMentor partners with public schools to ensure every student in the schools receives a mentor. iMentor also provides its curriculum, technology, and best practices to help nonprofits run effective programs in the iMentor model. 

Since 1999, iMentor has connected more than 25,000 students with mentors and this year, iMentor is serving nearly 9,000 students across the country. iMentor has been recognized through funding from many of the leading education funders in the country, including the Ballmer Group, the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, the Robin Hood Foundation, the Bezos Family Foundation, New Profit Inc., and the Kresge Foundation.

iMentor is one of the nation’s most innovative and quickly growing college success organizations. As a team, we are mission-focused, results-oriented, passionate and fun, and were named one of the “Best Nonprofits to Work For” by Opportunity Knocks and The Nonprofit Times.

Position Overview

iMentor is seeking a detail-oriented, organized and highly accountable undergraduate or graduate student to serve as Development Intern for iMentor NYC. The Development Intern will assist with many strategic initiatives related to both Individual and Institutional Giving and that will ultimately help iMentor reach its goal of securing at least $2.8M in the year ahead. Projects will include assisting in the execution of special events logistics, researching prospective donors, and select administrative tasks. They will gain hands-on experience with the execution of fundraising campaigns and events that play a key role in enabling iMentor to reach its income goals. This position presents an opportunity to build professional connections with a highly effective development team.

The ideal candidate will be a strong communicator, resourceful, proactive, and possess superb written and verbal communication skills. They will have a sincere commitment to professionalism and the process of learning, and be excited to learn about different aspects of fundraising, events and the nonprofit sector.


The Development Team is committed to making this internship a valuable learning experience. To that end, the intern will work collaboratively with the Development Team to fulfill the responsibilities outlined below with the potential to add more.


  • Research prospective donors, both mentors and individual donors, to prepare Director of Development, Executive Director and Associate Director of Development for in-person meetings
  • Research corporate and foundation donors to help build a pipeline of future donors to identify and secure meetings
  • Provide administrative support for events, donor cultivation projects, and large-scale development campaigns


  • Follow-up with donors via a system of personalized and hand-written thank you notes
  • Manage a process of collecting notes from students, staff, and other stakeholders that can be shared with donors

Data and Information Management

  • Updating personal contact information for mentors and donors on the Salesforce platform to ensure that all information is most up to date
  • Develop and maintain a system for tracking iMentor merchandise and promotional materials
  • Update iMentor presentations Power Point files for corporate partnerships and work with Communications team to update collateral materials


  • Currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree program (junior or senior) or graduate program; must be at least 21 years-old
  • Prior office experience or customer service experience
  • Strong organizational skills, including attention to detail and time management
  • Able to lead projects with minimal oversight and balance multiple competing deadline
  • Resourceful, entrepreneurial and flexible team-player with a positive "can do" attitude and a sense of humor
  • Able to build rapport quickly with professionals of all levels.
  • Be inquisitive, creative, flexible and confident
  • Unwavering belief that every child deserves an education
  • Aligned in thought and action with iMentor's values (
  • Views differences between individuals (race, gender, age, cultural heritage, physical ability, education and lifestyle) as an asset and demonstrates an appreciation of the diversity within iMentor
  • Employment is contingent upon the completion of a satisfactory fingerprinting and criminal background check, conducted by the Division of Human Resources at the New York City Department of Education


Additional Details & Compensation

  • The internship will start June 12th, 2018 and continue through the summer, with the possibility of extending for the full 2018-2019 academic year
  • 24 hours/week. Candidates should be able to commit to a consistent schedule
  • $15 an hour, (Tuesday-Thursday), 8 hours per day
  • Non-exempt

How To Apply

Submit your materials to Allison Dorf (Development Coordinator) at with a resume and detailed cover letter describing your interest in and qualifications for the position. Applications will be considered until May 21st, so it is in candidates’ best interest to apply as soon as possible. No phone, email, mail, or fax inquiries will receive a response. 

iMentor is an Equal Opportunity Employer