Fundraising/Development Intern

Updated on: 02 Jun 2017

Organization DescriptionNorth Shore Animal League America is the largest no-kill animal rescue and adoption organization in the world. We are a non-profit organization and since 1944, the League's mission has been saving the lives of pets through adoption, rescue and advocacy initiatives. Every year, Animal League America reaches across the country to rescue, nurture and adopt nearly 18,000 pets into happy and loving homes. Over the years, Animal League America has placed more than 1 million puppies, kittens, cats and dogs into carefully screened homes.

Animal League America, headquartered in Port Washington, NY, is grateful to have so many supporters located throughout the U.S. (and beyond). We have a shelter partner network of 2,000 shelters and rescue groups across the U.S. and offer many national programs that benefit the entire rescue community.

Animal League America does not receive any government funding and is supported by private donations predominantly raised by our Development Office through:

  • Direct mail and online fundraising of single and monthly gifts
  • Planned giving or future gifts donated in a will/trust or retirement plans such as an IRA, 401k etc.
  • Personal cultivation of major donors
  • Corporate and foundation Giving
  • Fundraising events such as our Annual Gala
  • Intern Position Summary:
    This internship will introduce the student to direct mail, planned giving and major donor fundraising that financially supports our hands-on, life-saving animal rescue and adoption mission. This function is critical to North Shore Animal League America, a 501(c)(3) charity, since we do not receive any government funding.
    Intern Responsibilities:

    • Intern will gain experience working with the direct mail, planned giving and major gifts team members to:
      • Maintain direct mail samples and results library
      • Research new list ideas for test lists for our prospect mailings
      • Assist with proofreading direct mail package drafts
      • Review files for existing Pet Protector Members to determine needed information updates.
      • Fulfillment of information requests for Planned Giving.
      • Assist in preparing for small events around Planned Giving.
      • Searching for contact information for constituents.
      • Other duties as assigned.
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Desired skills

Excel / Data Entry
Writing / Content Creation
Event Help

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