Internship Opportunity

United States

Lwala Community Alliance

Title: Student Intern (Nashville, TN / U.S.-based)

Reports to: Operations Coordinator

Start Date: Spring 2020 / Summer 2020

Position Purpose

The student intern, overseen by the Operations Coordinator, will assist in maintaining all donor information, provide administrative support, help coordinate volunteers and assist in event logistics. S/he will help maintain donor systems, (which may include updating constituent records, processing donations and issuing receipts) and conduct grant and partner research. During an internship, s/he will gain experience on a variety of platforms including WordPress, Mailchimp, Evernote, Google Docs, Kindful CRM, and Dropbox. An ideal candidate will be someone who is interested in learning more about the daily operations of a nonprofit organization. S/he can also work with the Operations Coordinator to develop a project in-line with the intern’s academic interests or career goals.

Key Responsibilities

  • Assist with mailings and correspondence to constituents
  • Provide administrative support for events and day-to-day operations of the U.S. office
  • Assist with the creation of marketing and communications materials


  • Update constituent information in database and email platforms
  • Conduct research, as needed
  • Assist with website updates
  • Assist with grant writing and research
  • Assist with coordination of logistics and planning for fundraising events, as needed
  • Assist with reports to granting partners, as needed

Position Requirements
Skills and Experience

  • Excellent written and oral communication
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks with varying deadlines
  • Excellent organizational skills

Critical Qualities

  • Demonstrated interest in development and justice issues
  • Professionalism in demeanor, written and oral communication
  • Detail and task-oriented

Other Information

  • Part-time unpaid position of 15-20 hours/week for the semester. Must be willing to commit to time in office regardless of course load, or clearly communicate schedule needs in advance.
  • Internship will be eligible for corresponding school credit where appropriate

To Apply
Please send the following to Lauren Marlar at

  • Current CV/resume
  • Letter of interest detailing related skills and experience
  • 3 professional references with name, title, email, phone contact, and relationship to the applicant