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Job Opportunities

Development Intern

Organization Overview

The Alliance for Excellent Education (the Alliance) is a national policy, practice, and advocacy organization. Its mission is to promote high school transformation to make it possible for every child to graduate prepared for postsecondary education and success in life. The Alliance develops and advocates for research-based national and federal policies that support effective secondary school reform. Specifically, the organization aims to assure that high standards, aligned with college and work readiness, are in place in all schools and that students are provided with the support they need to attain academic success. The Alliance’s efforts are based on the premise that if given the right environment and tools, every student can achieve.

Job Qualifications

Open to an undergraduate or graduate student interested in fundraising. Candidate must have excellent oral, written, and communication skills, is well organized, has data management experience, and is a self-starter who can complete projects independently with minimal supervision.

Job Description

The development intern will work closely with the vice president of philanthropic partnerships and the senior development associate in providing support that will primarily focus on prospect research; grant writing including letters, concept papers, and proposals; and data entry.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Research prospects—organizations/individuals—for partnership development and grant funding opportunities (using Foundation Directory, Lexis Nexis, and ResearchPoint).
  • Work within database to track relevant information and actions concerning current funders and development prospects (using eTapestry).
  • Draft correspondance, as needed.
  • Assist in drafting letters of inquiry, concept papers, and grant proposals
  • Perform other development-related duties as assigned.

This position is paid. Interns are hired for employment on the academic semester schedule for fall, spring, and summer terms.

Applications for fall 2017 are now being accepted. Please send a resume, list of references, writing sample, and cover letter expressing interest in the position and dates of availability. Please include all application materials in one Microsoft Word document or PDF file. Submissions with multiple email attachments will not be accepted. Submit your application materials by email to intern@all4ed.org.

Application deadline for spring 2018 development internship is November 17, 2017.


The Alliance engages employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, age, gender, marital status, or any other characteristic covered by law.
Every Child a Graduate. Every Child Prepared for Life.