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Development Intern

Internship Description
Denver Kids
Organization Type: 
Internship Location: 
Denver Metro
Internship Category: 
Administrative | Development
Internship Description: 

Job Classification: Part-time, Temporary

Department: Development

Reports to: Development Officer

Hours: 10-20 hours/week

Compensation: $15/hour

An internship with the Denver Kids Development Team provides the opportunity for hands-on learning and work experience with a leading local educational/youth development nonprofit organization. As an intern, you will work closely with the Development Department to provide support in many aspects of development.

Special Events:

Assist Development Department in the execution of fundraising and donor cultivation events

  • Researching and soliciting in-kind donations relevant to event needs
  • Tracking event RSVP and attendance lists
  • Assisting with the ordering, coordinating, and assembling day-of event materials
  • Participate in implementing day-of event logistics

Data Management:

Maintaining and improving the Denver Kids electronic donor database in DonorPerfect Online

  • Data entry and maintenance
  • Managing database reporting for analysis and donor recognition
  • Tracking fundraising event participation and donations

Supporting the Development Team’s donor database transition from Donor Perfect Online to Salesforce

  • Data cleaning
  • Information mapping

Development Department Support:

Supporting cultivation efforts that help establish strong relationships with donors

  • Researching funding opportunities
  • Opportunity to learn functionality of nonprofit departments including programs, finance, and marketing
  • Additional development/fundraising administrative tasks as needed such as mailing donation acknowledgements, etc.


  • Must be available to work at the May 6 Annual Breakfast Gala, from 6:30am-2:00pm
  • Reliable vehicle required for pickup of donations
  • Working at the event requires ability to stand, walk, lift and carry objects weighing up to 20 pounds

Denver Kids, Inc. has worked in partnership with the Rotary Club of Denver and Denver Public Schools (DPS) to support students in higher-risk environments – homelessness, poverty, attendance and behavioral challenges, single-guardian households – to help them graduate from high school, pursue post-secondary education and contribute to their communities. Today, the organization continues to serve as a leader in youth intervention and dropout prevention, connecting more than 1,400 students in approximately 150 of Denver Public Schools with Educational Counselors, Program Managers, and volunteer mentors each year.

Hours range from 10 to 20 hours/week, flexible within Monday-Friday schedule. We are seeking an intern starting in March. We anticipate this paid, part-time opportunity to end by May 29, 2020, with the possibility to continue.

Academic credit is available. Please note, this internship is for those interested in the fundraising and administrative side of non-profit, and it does not involve any programming with students. 

How To Apply

To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume to

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