Development Intern – Public Justice Foundation – Washington, DC

The Public Justice Foundation’s internship program is designed to provide important services for the Development department while training future fundraisers and event planners. This is an ideal opportunity to learn everything from strategies for recruiting members to how to create a large, multi-day event. Interns should be able to work a minimum of 15-20 hours a week, for a 10-11 week term. Expected start date is the week of September 8, 2014.

About Public Justice:

The Public Justice Foundation is a national non-profit organization founded in 1982 to support the public interest work of Public Justice, a national public interest law firm.

Through creative litigation, public education, and innovative work with the broader public interest community, Public Justice and the Public Justice Foundation protect people and the environment, hold accountable those who abuse power, challenge governmental, corporate and individual wrongdoing, increase access to the courts, combat threats to our judicial system, and inspire lawyers and others to serve the public interest.

Basic responsibilities:

  • Assist in the planning and organization of our board meetings and special events
  • Assist with data input, data clean-up, contact information research and updates, and other tasks in DonorPerfect database
  • Assist in the creation and execution of fundraising campaigns

Research of prospective major donors and funding opportunities


The ideal candidate will have strong research, writing, database and computer skills. S/he will also be well organized and willing to learn. We are looking for an intern that is able to work both independently and with a team, and is flexible enough to adapt to rapidly changing situations.

Experience working with database entry and intermediate-expert level expertise in Microsoft Excel especially helpful. Previous experience in event/development work and familiarity with office procedures is helpful. Prior study and/or interest in social justice and the non-profit arena are beneficial, but not required.


Academic credit (where available), $300 monthly stipend

The Public Justice Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes all applicants regardless of race, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, age, or disability.

To learn more about Public Justice and the Public Justice Foundation, please visit our website at


How to apply

Please submit your cover letter, resume, a 1-2 page writing sample, and contact information for two professional and/or academic references All candidates should be sure to put your full name (last name, first) in the subject line.

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