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- Spring 2018 Internship, Development Intern, USA

Spring 2018 Internship, Development Inte rn

Vera Institute of Justice


Founded in 1961, the Vera Institute of Justice is a non-profit organization working to advance a vision of a more humane justice system that respects the dignity of every person and safeguards justice for everyone. Our mission is to drive change and to urgently build justice systems that ensure fairness, promote safety, and strengthen communities. Vera is organized around thematic centers that bring together subject area experts and researchers with different methodological perspectives, harnessing the power of evidence to drive more effective policy and practice. We work in 47 states on nearly 60 projects to improve the quality of justice through research, innovation, and collaboration with government and community partners. Our headquarters is located in New York City. We also have permanent offices in New Orleans, Los Angeles, and Washington, DC.  Vera is an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to diversity in the workplace.


Vera is seeking a current college or graduate student to serve as an intern and provide a wide range of database, research, and administrative support to Vera’s Development Department. In return, Vera will provide an opportunity for the intern to gain experience in and familiarity with fundraising. The Development Intern will report to the Senior Development Associate and the Senior Grant Writer.





Maintain donor and grant databases and files, including recording donations and tracking donor communications

Generate and send donor acknowledgements

Research individual, foundation, and government donors

Support for fundraising and cultivation mailings

Assist with tracking of workplace giving campaigns

Assist with grant application and report writing and tracking

Support for special events

General department administrative tasks and special projects




The ideal candidate will have the following skills and competencies:


Commitment to Vera’s mission

Interest in a nonprofit career, particularly in development and fundraising

Ability to show initiative, ask questions, and adapt to changing priorities

Attention to detail and strong organizational skills

Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills

Experience with Microsoft Office and ability to learn new technologies




Applicants are encouraged to seek independent funding through an accredited institution, fellowship grants, or internship programs. Vera will gladly assist in working with the school or program to make arrangements and meet requirements. Limited opportunities for compensation may be available.



How to apply


Please submit cover letter, resume, writing sample, and dates of availability. PDF format preferred.


No phone calls, please. Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.


Online application is preferred however, if necessary, materials may be mailed or faxed to


ATTN: Human Resources / Spring 2018 Development Intern


Vera Institute of Justice


233 Broadway, 12th Floor


New York, NY 10279


Fax: (212) 941-9407


Please use only one method (online, mail or fax) of submission.


No phone calls, please. Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.



Vera is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.  All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without unlawful discrimination based on race, color, creed, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, prior record of arrest or conviction, citizenship status, current employment status, or caregiver status.


Vera works to advance justice, particularly racial justice, in an increasingly multicultural country and globally connected world. We value diverse experiences, including with regard to educational background and justice system contact, and depend on a diverse staff to carry out our mission.



For more information about Vera and its work, please visit www.vera.org.


Job posted on 4th December 2017

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