Spring 2021 Development Intern Position Accepting Applicants

WJCNY is now accepting applications for its Spring 2021 Development Internship. Learn more below!

Job Type: Development Internship 

Schedule Type: 2021 Spring (Part-Time) 

Location: Remote 

Job Title:  Development Intern 

Commitment: 10-15 hours a week 

Compensation: Unpaid with Opportunity for College Credits  


Job Description 

The Worker Justice Center of New York (WJCNY) is seeking a Spring Development Intern to work remotely part-time. The Intern will be a part of the Development Program and will work closely with the Development Associate and others in the organization. 

Are you interested in a nonprofit career? Do you like connecting people to the causes they care about? Fundraising may be right up your alley! This internship is a great opportunity for someone who is interested in this field and wants to combine their relationship skills, writing skills, and marketing prowess to their social justice passions. 

The role is to: 

  • Assist in donor management using Nationbuilder (correcting entries, updating donor profiles, research new addresses and contact information, etc) 
  • Conduct prospect research on potential donors and funders 
  • Become acquainted with fundraising ethics  
  • Support Development Associate on Fundraising projects, including special events and volunteer recruitment 
  • Assist in budget development 
  • Help manage development files and proposal applications 
  • Prepare and copyedit reports and marketing materials 
  • Draft appeals, proposals, reports, social media posts 
  • Assist with mailings and special projects 
  • Call donors for solicitation and thank you calls 
  • Work with communications staff on reviewing and producing materials 
  • Assisting with donor acknowledgement  
  • Participate in organizational activities 
  • Support Development Associate in administrative tasks  
  • Assisting in website redesign (user testing, writing, photo collaboration) 

There will also be an opportunity to work on advocacy and organizing. The position is remote and is managed by our Development Director who is located in the Hudson Valley.   


Excellent verbal and written communication skills, interpersonal skills and organizational skills. Some experience and interest in working directly with farm workers, other low-wage workers, or immigrant communities. Experience working with legal organizations, other not-for-profits, or with workplace justice is a plus. Ability to work well in a team setting and demonstrate sensitivity to the cultural diversity of the population we serve. Proficiency in Spanish and additional language skills are a plus. Lived experience is an asset. Due to the remote nature of this position, we ask that candidates have access to a computer, Microsoft Office Suite, and Zoom 

People of color, LGBTQI individuals, people with disabilities or chronic illnesses, immigrants, and individuals who have personal experience with low-wage employment are strongly encouraged to apply.   

Interning with WJCNY 

A position with WJCNY provides a structured learning experience, opportunities to explore a career in social justice and nonprofits and will allow interns to develop and refine skills necessary for employment in the nonprofit sectorYou will complete your internship with projects that demonstrate your skills and that can be used for further employment and internship applications. 

WJCNY will work with interns to ensure their internship qualifies for academic credit at their university or is eligible for school funded grants. 

Application Instructions:  

Please mailfax or e-mail a resume and brief cover letter (no calls) to Attn: Patricia Cronin, Worker Justice Center of NY, 9 Main Street, Kingston NY 12401. Fax: (585) 325-7614. Email pcronin@wjcny.org   Open until position is filled.  

WJCNY pursues justice for those denied human rights with a focus on agricultural and other low wage workers, through legal representation, community empowerment, and advocacy for institutional change. Further information about WJCNY is available on our website at www.wjcny.org