Development Internship

Organizational Development Internship

The Organizational Development Intern will assist the Development officer to build the capacity of the Center. This intern will assist in researching foundations and corporations as possible funders for Center and all of its programs. This intern will help coordinate alumni events and in maintaining the individual donor database. The intern will have the opportunity to learn about grant writing and research, fundraising, and marketing in a non-profit setting.

Students will be trained and supervised directly by the President and Principal Researcher. Individual training will be paired with independent work to provide an active learning environment.

Specific Duties:

  • Research potential funders for Center for Homicide Research and its programs
  • Write grant applications and final reports to foundations
  • Maintain individual and corporate donor databases
  • Mail thank you letters to individual donors twice a year
  • Organize alumni events and promote alumni involvement
  • Assist in the publication of a semi-annual newsletter
  • Promote the organization through attendance at conferences, homicide vigils, and community events


  • Must support Center for Homicide Research’s mission
  • Must possess ability to use internet for research
  • Must possess good interpersonal communication and writing skills
  • Must pass a criminal background check including no felony or violent convictions
  • Interest in learning about non-profit fundraising and grant-writing is preferred


Intern must commit to 5-10 hours of work per week. Scheduling is flexible including business hours Monday through Friday with an option of Saturday hours.

Internship Application Information:

To apply, please click here to be taken to the application form. Also email your resume and cover letter to our Principal Researcher at: Interviews will be scheduled with qualified applicants.

Anyone interested in learning more about interning is encouraged to contact Dallas Drake via e-mail.