LeGaL (LGBT Bar NY) is Seeking a Nonprofit Fundraising Undergraduate Intern.

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The LGBT Bar Association of New York (LeGaL Foundation) is looking for a summer intern to assist our Executive Director with the organization’s fundraising efforts that support LeGaL’s vital legal services.

LeGaL’s development intern will help with events, foundations, membership and major donors. This is a unique opportunity to assist in LeGaL’s expansion of its legal services , to learn in significant detail about the operation of a non-profit, to make contacts in the LGBT legal community and beyond, and to work closely with the organization’s Executive Director.

These internship positions will provide someone with substantial experience in nonprofit development, grants, events planning, researching donor prospects, solicitation strategizing, in addition to gaining experience working with our Executive Director, as well as legal and communications staff.

  • Research new foundations to apply for funding
  • Help in writing minor proposals and reports
  • Research and develop events in new fundraising markets
  • Research event venues and caterers, and help to get quotes
  • Help with organizing our LGBT Pride presence
  • Help in researching potential donors
  • Help in conducting in depth researching into new fundraising markets
  • Provide support in sending mailings and invitations.
  • Help with maintaining database records
  • Each internship position will also have its share of “busy” work including envelope stuffing (but we all pitch in in this small but high energy office).

Each intern will be expected to work 15–20 hours per week (this is flexible), sometime between the hours of 10am–5:00pm, Monday through Friday in our New York City office located on W 26th Street.

We are seeking motivated and responsible college students or young professionals looking to gain experience working with a small and busy LGBT civil rights nonprofit. We require you to have a strong work ethic and willingness to learn. A candidate should have an interest in LeGaL’s mission to to improve the administration of the law, ensure full equality for members of the LGBT community, promote the expertise and advancement of LGBT legal professionals, and serve the larger NYC LGBTQ community. A potential intern should be comfortable working independently but also working with a team and a supervisor.

This is a volunteer unpaid internship. We encourage you to use this internship to gain course credit and to seek out “work-study” grants with your college, if that is an option.

If you are interested in the internship, please send an updated resume with a cover letter. In the cover letter you should identify which of the responsibilities and areas of fundraising listed in the internship description above you are interested in.

You can email your resume and cover letter to Eric Lesh, Executive Director, LGBT Bar NY:

LEGaL is committed to building and maintaining a diverse staff and is an equal opportunity employer. People of color, transgender and gender-nonconforming people, people with abilities in multiple languages, immigrants, and people with disabilities, including people living with HIV, are encouraged to apply.

Executive Director, LeGaL @lgbtbarny. Attorney promoting justice in & through the legal profession for the #LGBT community. 40 Best LGBT Lawyers Under 40.

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