ActionAid volunteer facilitator Hawa Jalloh conducts an Ebola awareness session.

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Job Title: Development Intern

Location: Remote/hybrid Washington DC

Time: 20 hours/week

Salary: $15/hour

Contract Dates: TBD

In an ever-changing world where politics of alienation and division seem to dominate everyday discourse, ActionAid continues to side with people experiencing poverty to dismantle unjust systems. We do this by investing in communities on the frontlines of poverty and injustice in 55 countries and connecting them with people whose decisions affect their daily lives so that they can claim their rights and bring about lasting change.

The Development Intern plays a vital role in supporting ActionAid USA’s mission. As an intern, you will have the opportunity to learn about the sector and ActionAid’s programs, and to contribute substantially to a small office with a global reach. This is a paid, hourly position working closely with the Development team.

You have the option to tailor this position in a way that best fits your career and/or learning goals. Please indicate in your cover letter what projects and elements of the Development Team role are most exciting to you.

If you are interested in focusing more on Communications or Policy work, please let us know in your cover letter, we are eager to make this position fit to you.

Responsibilities include:

  • Support work with program teams in the US and across the globe to write, edit, and submit concept notes and proposals to foundation funders
  • Support foundation grant management & review grant history
  • Help to maintain donor records
  • Support on prospecting and foundation stewardship
  • Support to Major Gifts Officer, Individual Giving Officer, and Senior Grants Manager, as needed


  • Educational background, requires one of the following: currently pursuing or graduated with an undergraduate degree relevant to this position, 1-4 years substantial experience in policy, campaigns, and fundraising, or any combination of education, experience, and measurable performance that demonstrates the capability to perform the duties of this position.
  • Demonstrated passion for social justice, climate justice, and gender equality
  • Excellent writing and editing skills; ability to represent complex programs clearly and succinctly and tailor messaging to a variety of audiences
  • Strong time management and organizational skills, particularly working across multiple teams and projects
  • Computer competency, experience with Salesforce or other CRM preferable

Please send your cover letter and resume to In the subject, please write “[Your Name] – Development Intern”. Please no phone calls.

ActionAid USA is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to diversity, inclusion, and feminist and anti-racist principles. Women, people of color, and people who identify as LGBTQIA+ are strongly encouraged to apply.