Chicago Metropolitan Battered Women’s Network – Development Intern

Categories Anti-Violence, Women
Job Information

Since 1980, the Chicago Metropolitan Battered Women’s Network (The Network) has been dedicated to serving the needs of domestic violence survivors throughout metropolitan Chicago. Over the years, The Network’s membership has grown into a chain of nearly 100 organizations and individuals whose shared expertise has strengthened our collective voice.  Through centralized resources, such as advocacy, education, and community outreach, every link in The Network’s chain plays a vital role in bringing an end to society’s tolerance of domestic violence in metropolitan Chicago.

The Network is a collaborative membership organization dedicated to improving the lives of those impacted by domestic violence through education, public policy and advocacy, and the connection of community members to direct service providers.

Position Summary

The Development Intern will assist in tasks necessary to successfully run The Network’s Development Office including aspects of fundraising, communications, event planning, and marketing.

Potential Intern Responsibilities:
  • Support individual giving correspondence and campaigns with emphasis on letters, mailings, and emails
  • Provide grant research/writing support
  • Assist in the creation of agency materials, both hardcopy and electronic
  • Provide data entry support as necessary, including email lists
  • Provide support to Development Manager
  • Oversee entry of changes and additions to donor management system including mailing list, donor profiles, and donation tracking
  • Contribute to department meetings and brainstorming sessions regarding strategy and actions to strengthen donor engagement with organization
  • Assist with other department intern position duties, as necessary, focused on communications, media outreach, marketing, and event planning
  • Must be at least 18 years of age and have completed high school or the equivalent, some college is preferred
  • Must have interest in issues related to domestic violence, social and criminal justice, human rights, non-profit management, and/or fundraising
  • Demonstrate exceptional organization and attention to detail
  • Possess strong language and communication skills (written and oral)
  • Ability to understand information-management computer programs, as well as proficiency in word processing, publishing, and spreadsheet programs
  • Ability to think strategically and creatively and take initiative
  • Exemplify a capacity to guide own work, when appropriate