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Development & Community Engagement Internship

Lucky Jefferson is excited to invite applications for a virtual Development & Community Engagement Internship opportunity. Lucky Jefferson seeks a culturally agile, creative, and literature-loving undergraduate or graduate student to support the growth of Lucky Jefferson’s development efforts and community engagement.

As the Development & Community Engagement intern, you can expect to receive hands-on practical experience in CRM database management and working with the Editor-in-Chief to identify funding opportunities, engage local and national communities, build new systems that appropriately sustain author rapport, promote inclusion, and generate impactful reporting and systems of evaluation that demonstrate the results of our efforts.

Interns are encouraged to explore special projects outside of primary tasks while exploring concepts and tools gained in school.

Who we look for:

Undergraduate or Graduate students who have a passion for community-centered and equitable development and programming and are interested in working with a publisher; in addition to this, having a joy for writing, literature, and all things poetry is a plus. Some experience with Donorbox, Salesforce, or a similar fundraising database in a nonprofit organization, is desirable.

Skills students can expect to explore:

- Identifying innovative funding opportunities and new sources of revenue

- Designing and developing data collection and program evaluation tools and methods

- Monitoring and evaluating the collection of author and partner data in Salesforce

- Drafting reports and presentations related to the evaluation process and findings

- Drafting communications and messaging to authors to generate survey participation

- Advising on e-marketing communications

- Maintaining donor records in a database like Salesforce and Donorbox, as well as donor communications calendar

- Reimaging donor cultivation and presenting creative ideas on how to build our donor base


Internship Duration:

3 or 6 months


What You’ll Earn:

$500-1000 stipend, college credit (if applicable)


To Apply:

Please email the following to luckyjeffersonlit@gmail.com:

1) a resume (or link to a website) and one of the following:

a) a published piece of writing you're most proud of (case for support, company statement, blog post, op-ed, etc.)

b) an example of development collateral you've designed (impact report, annual appeal, etc.)

c) a form/system you created that generated data or made an existing process more efficient

We also invite you to take a tour of our website to make sure you are familiar with our work & can see yourself being a part of it. Lucky Jefferson is proud to be an organization that actively partners with and recruits people of color, women, people with disabilities, and LGBTQIA+ and gender non-conforming people.

Job Type: Paid Internship
Location: Chicago