Resource Development Intern

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The Resource Development Intern will work with the Development Team to research and identify potential funding opportunities, help coordinate creation of materials to respond to funding opportunities, and assist with executing new strategies to engage donors, both traditional and new, including fundraising events. The intern will work most closely with the Development Team but also work with other program managers on specific responses to funding opportunities. The Intern will also assist the Development Team with administrative duties and tasks related to community outreach and special events.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Help research and identify new funding opportunities
  • Update and manage donor and funding tracking tools (including Salesforce software) with current status and next steps and help devise new tools as necessary
  • Work with Development Team and program managers to develop appropriate materials to respond to funding opportunities
  • Strategize new ways to engage with donors in Seattle area working closely with Development Team
  • Assist with strategy, coordination, execution, and follow-up for fundraising and community outreach events
  • Represent the IRC at outreach events, such as tabling events and community engagement opportunities
  • Help develop outreach materials, such as fact sheets and promotional flyers
  • Other activities related to donor and community engagement, and fund development as assigned by supervisor


This internship is for undergraduate students, graduate students, or recent college graduates (within one year of application). Students pursuing degrees in the fields of communications, marketing, public relations, nonprofit management, or other related fields may be particularly interested in this position. Applicants should be able to demonstrate:

  • Deep commitment to IRC’s core values and the ability to model and communicate those values in relationships with IRC staff, clients, partners, and community leaders
  • Strong writing and editing skills, with focus on details
  • Strong research skills
  • Ability to take initiative and think creatively to propose new ideas or solutions to the team
  • Ability to adjust communication styles to be clear and persuasive with different audiences
  • Must be able to work productively in a team environment, as well as under minimal supervision, taking the initiative to ask questions as needed
  • Confidence in basic computer skills; must be able to work effectively with MS Word, Excel, email, and internet applications
  • Ability to handle sensitive information confidentially
  • Experience working in multicultural environments is a plus


To apply, please complete the IRC’s online volunteer and intern application and email a resume and brief cover letter to with “Internship Application” in the subject line. In your cover letter, indicate which internship position(s) you are applying for. If applying for multiple positions, please indicate your order of preference.

Applicants are also encourage to attend a volunteer orientation session. RSVP to the next session here.

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