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Legal Aid Society

Development Intern

Legal Aid Society


Job Summary

Legal Aid Society is looking for a qualified intern to join our Nashville office for a minimum of three months, with a six month commitment preferred. The Development Intern will work with the development team to maintain donor databases, identify and research potential donors, provide support for annual campaign, assist in grant writing and tracking and help in facilitating fundraising and campaign-related events.

Job Responsibilities

Responsibilities include:

•Conducting prospect research on individual, foundation, and corporate donors

•Maintaining donor and grant databases and files, including calendaring deadlines, logging donations, generating and sending donor acknowledgments, logging donor appreciation efforts

•Supporting creation and dissemination of LAS’s annual appeal

•Assisting with the annual application and year-round tracking of workplace giving campaigns

•Assisting staff with grant application writing and tracking

•Assisting staff with researching state and federal regulations regarding donor solicitation (e.g., registration with offices in other states) and general development efforts (e.g., raffles, auctions)

•Supporting staff with logistics associated with special events, including assisting with the creation of invitation list, all logistics, soliciting sponsors, communicating with venue and vendors

•Tracking and evaluating all development efforts


An ideal candidate must

  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Be responsible, flexible, hard‐working, ethical, and committed to the mission of LAS
  • Possess a high level of organizational skills and be detail oriented
  • Possess solid oral and written communication skills 
  • Be skilled at a variety of computer skills, e.g., Microsoft Word, Word Perfect Excel, PowerPoint and Adobe, knowledge of InDesign and Photoshop, a plus.
  • Be able to operate standard office equipment (fax, photocopier, etc.)
  • Be able to juggle multiple tasks
  • Possess an interest in a nonprofit career ‐ particularly development and fundraising

Additional Information


Compensation and Time Commitment

  • This is an unpaid internship.  There is opportunity for school credit if allowed by the college/university of applicant.
  • Office hours are Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Volunteer schedule will depend on needs of office and availability of volunteer.
  • Minimum of 15 hours per week

How to Apply

How to Apply

Please send cover letter, resume and writing sample to Deputy Director, Derria Ford at, with the subject line of “Application for Development Intern.”

Apply as soon as possible.


  • Date Posted: January 29, 2020
  • Type: Part-Time
  • Job Function: Fundraising / Revenue Development
  • Service Area: Other