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The YWCA of the City of New York was founded in 1858 and is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.  The YWCA of the City of New York’s Development intern will work at a well-renowned charity interested in growing its development activities. The Development Intern will also have an opportunity to meet with different team members to learn more about their work at The YWCA.  YWCA’s employees have extensive and diversified experience in the not-for-profit world, including: program management, marketing, business development, fundraising, public relations, finance, and technology.

The Development Intern is primarily responsible for all administrative aspects of development activities, grant research and writing.

Position Duties and Responsibilities

Fundraising and Grant Support:

  • Conduct preliminary research on prospective corporate foundation and individual donors
  • Responsible for helping with proposal writing and grant compilation
  • Draft profiles for prospective Individual and Foundation donors
  • Help maintain, track, and update grants calendar

Database Management and Donor Correspondence:

  • Continually update and correct database records. Accurately input all business cards collected by Development department personnel
  • Serve as a back-up for check, cash and credit card entries. Entries to be reconciled with Finance
  • Draft acknowledgement letters and other correspondence in conjunction with Development team members
  • Create monthly fundraising reports and other database reports as needed

Administrative Functions:

  • Help create and maintain a comprehensive filing system for the development department.
  • Maintain foundation, corporation and individual donor files
  • Responsible for handling administrative details associated with the Development Committee meetings (i.e. prepare and distribute notices, agendas, minutes, etc.)
  • Prepare media materials for distribution. Assemble media and donor kits for events and meetings (i.e. copying, filing, mailing, e-mailing)


  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Some database and administrative experience preferred
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Ability to present information concisely and effectively, both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills

Equal Opportunity Employer

The YWCA of the City of New York is an equal opportunity employer. No employee or applicant shall be discriminated against because of actual or perceived race, creed, color, religion, national origin, alien status, citizenship status, age, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability that can be reasonably accommodated, or any other classification protected by law.

Please send your cover letter and resume to Resume-DMV@ywcanyc.org. Be sure to reference the title of the position in the subject line.