Development Intern, Community Giving

iMentor New York, NY

About iMentor

iMentor builds mentoring relationships that empower students in low-income communities to graduate high school, succeed in college, and achieve their ambitions. Students work with their mentors one-on-one, in-person and online, to develop strong personal relationships, nurture a college aspiration, navigate the college application process, and build critical skills that lead to college success. In New York City, iMentor partners with public schools to ensure every student in the schools receives a mentor. iMentor also provides its curriculum, technology, and best practices to help nonprofits run effective programs in the iMentor model. Since 1999, iMentor has connected 13,000 students with mentors. This year, iMentor is serving 3,500 mentor-mentee pairs in New York City and 2,150 more nationwide. iMentor has been recognized through funding by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Lumina Foundation, the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, and the Robin Hood Foundation, and is a subgrantee of the federal Social Innovation Fund.

iMentor is one of the nation's most innovative and quickly growing mentoring organizations. As a team, we are mission-focused, results-oriented, passionate and fun, and were named one of the Best Nonprofits to Work For by Opportunity Knocks and The Nonprofit Times.

Position Overview

iMentor is seeking a detail-oriented, organized and highly accountable undergraduate or graduate student to serve as Development Intern. The Development Intern will assist with many strategic initiatives related to iMentor's community giving program, known as The iMentor Project (TiP). By assisting in the execution of events and fundraising campaigns , the intern will advance the goal of making mentor giving and peer-to-peer giving a sustainable source of revenue for the organization.

This is a unique and exciting opportunity for a young professional seeking to gain hands-on experience in a highly-successful, goal-oriented and mission-driven nonprofit organization. The Intern will gain hands-on experience with the execution of fundraising campaigns and events that play a key role in enabling iMentor to reach its income goals. This position presents an opportunity to build professional connections with a highly effective development team.

The ideal candidate will be resourceful, proactive, and organized with superb written and verbal communication skills. S/he will have a sincere commitment to professionalism and the process of learning, and be excited to learn about different aspects of fundraising, events and the nonprofit sector.


* Draft email communication to update event participants on event logistics and to mobilize them as fundraisers

* Coordinate mailings and distribute campaign incentives and swag to endurance event (marathons, bike tours) participants

* Manage invitation lists and guest lists for special events (e.g., happy hours, cultivation dinners) including name tag printing

* Attend special events and assist with logistical support before, during and after events, requiring occasional evening and/or weekend events

* Update and manage donor data in Salesforce as it relates to campaigns and events

* Assist with solicitations for in-kind support

The Development team is committed to making this internship a valuable learning experience. Toward these ends, the team will work closely with the intern and provide the support s/he will need to fulfill the responsibilities outlined below.


* Currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree program (junior or senior) or graduate program; must be at least 21 years-old

* Prior office experience a must; customer service experience preferred

* A professional demeanor with the ability build rapport quickly with professionals of all levels

* Able to lead projects with minimal oversight and balance multiple competing deadlines

* Experience with Salesforce or other donor management software a plus

* Strong organizational skills, including attention to detail and time management

* Resourceful, entrepreneurial and flexible team-player with a positive "can do" attitude and a sense of humor

* Interest in networking and learning about other departments within the organization to become more holistically knowledgeable about iMentor's mission and work

* A sincere interest in developing professionally; open to feedback, learning, and improvement

* Unwavering belief that every child deserves a college education

* Deep commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion and aligned in thought and action with iMentor's values

* Employment is contingent upon the completion of a satisfactory fingerprinting and criminal background check, conducted by the Division of Human Resources at the New York City Department of Education

Important Details

* The internship will start in May 2016 and continue throughout the summer, with the possibility of extending into the 2016-17 academic year

* $10/hour

* 10-15 hours/week during regular business hours (M-F, 9AM-6PM). Candidates should be able to commit to a consistent schedule.

How to Apply

Visit /jobs to submit a resume and detailed cover letter describing your interest in and qualifications for the position. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, so it is in candidates' best interest to apply as soon as possible. No phone, email, mail, or fax inquiries will receive a response.

iMentor is an Equal Opportunity Employer