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Individual Giving Intern

Supervisor:  Development and Database Associate

Overview: University Settlement, The Door, and Broome Street Academy are affiliated New York City nonprofits that tackle the complex issues surrounding poverty for over 50,000 New Yorkers each year.

University Settlement is one of New York City's most dynamic social justice institutions, with an impressive legacy as the first settlement house in the nation. For 130 years, University Settlement has been an anchor in the low-income and immigrant communities where we work, offering pioneering programs in early childhood care and education, youth development, eviction prevention, literacy, theater and visual arts, senior services, and mental health. Each year, we engage over 40,000 New Yorkers through our network of 30 sites in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Our mission is to empower residents by building on their strengths through comprehensive, quality services that meet the current needs of the community; innovation that anticipates future needs; and advocacy to improve the community as a whole.

The Door is an unparalleled model for youth development, offering a comprehensive range of integrated services within a single site for nearly 11,000 New York City youth each year. Our mission is to empower young adults to reach their full potential by providing comprehensive youth development services in a diverse and caring environment. At The Door, youth can access health care and education, mental health counseling and crisis assistance, legal assistance, college preparation services, career development, housing supports, arts, sports and recreational activities, and nutritious meals – all for free and under one roof. By providing participants with our suite of integrated services, we seek to provide any motivated young person with the tools, resources, and opportunities needed to successfully transition to adulthood.

A major initiative within The Door, Broome Street Academy is a unique charter high school that prepares New York City's most vulnerable youth for a successful future through rigorous academics paired with supports of The Door.

The Development Department, responsible for annual and special giving campaigns; special events productions; foundation, government, and corporate giving; seeks an energetic and creative intern to join its team.

Summary: Working with a small but mighty team that supports three best in class organizations, the Development Intern will be an integral part of the Individual Giving team and provide support across all fundraising efforts to help the team reach its dollar and donor goals. The intern will learn the scope and processes of development at a nonprofit, including data and information management, event management, donor research, cultivation procedures, and stewardship efforts.


  • Assist with data entry and management
  • Assist with donor acknowledgement process
  • Assist with the preparation of donor packets 
  • Support staff with general logistics associated with special events
  • Provide support to fundraisers in the form of research of potential donors and corporate partners 
  • Assist with general office duties such as filing, organizing, mailing, and inventory
  • Assist with other team-wide projects as necessary


  • Currently enrolled at a college or university or have a Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
  • Strong organizational, communication, and time management skills
  • Strong computer skills (use of MS Office Suite, ability to learn Raiser's Edge database and fundraising software, internet research)
  • Ability to work independently, and also serve as an effective member of a highly organized team
  • Ability to work with community members, community organizations, and University Settlement, The Door, and Broome Street Academy employees

Hours: Approximately 10-15 hours per week, 3 month minimum with ability to extend internship

Salary: Unpaid internship; Metro card will be provided for travel


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