Development Internship

Are you a skilled writer and communicator, looking to build a career in the nonprofit sector? Are you passionate about media justice, and excited to learn how to raise money for it? Do flexible hours and the ability to work remotely sound good to you?

You could be The LAMP’s next Development Intern!

The LAMP is looking for a bright, motivated self-starter to join our Development team. This is a great opportunity to gain hands-on experience and mentorship in a field that will always be relevant: fundraising. You will be working directly with The LAMP’s Development Manager, as a vital part of a small team with big impact–and you’ll have the opportunity to pitch and have ownership over meaningful projects that align with your interests. Some in-person meetings are required, but most work can be done remotely if preferred.

Note: this internship is designed specifically for people who want to learn about fundraising and development. If that is NOT your primary interest, we encourage you to check out the other internship opportunities The LAMP has available.

Exact job duties will depend on the interests of the candidate, and may include:

  • Researching and tracking new funding opportunities
  • Creating promotional videos and other campaign materials
  • Attending LAMP programs and events
  • Liaising with donors
  • Writing grant proposals
  • Composing emails and other outreach to prospective donors
  • Collaborating with a team of smart, driven people to find ways to promote media literacy nationwide

What you bring:

  • Active desire to learn about fundraising
  • Interest in media literacy
  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice (experience with advocacy campaigns a plus!)
  • Ability to take initiative
  • Ability to work independently
  • Excellent writing and communications skills
  • Experience in media production and/or graphic design a plus

What you get:

  • Professional experience developing and implementing campaigns for a rapidly-growing nonprofit
  • Career mentorship
  • Skills in fundraising and pitch/proposal writing
  • Opportunities to network with funders and professionals in the media and nonprofit sectors
  • Ownership over projects tailored to your interests
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Travel stipend (monthly Metrocard)
  • Ability to work remotely if desired

To apply: please send a resume and brief cover letter stating what you hope to gain from this internship to Melanie Butler, Development Manager.
Deadline to apply: October 17, 2016

*Applications will be reviewed until position is filled, so we encourage you to apply early!

The LAMP is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is located in a wheelchair accessible building. People of color, LGBTQ people, women, people with disabilities, and immigrants are strongly encouraged to apply.

Executive Internship

  • October 1, 2016 – December 15, 2016
  • 12-20 hours per week
  • Travel Stipend
  • Internship will be carried out at The LAMP’s mid-town Manhattan office, and at various programming locations across the five boroughs.
  • Deadline to apply: October 17, 2016

The LAMP is currently looking for an undergraduate or graduate student to work closely with the Executive Director to ensure smooth day-to-day office operations and assist executive efforts. The internship will be carried out at The LAMP’s mid-town Manhattan office, and at various programming locations across the five boroughs.

Exact job duties will depend on the interests of the candidate, and may include:

  • Conducting research to help build new partnerships
  • Accompanying the E.D. on partner and fundraising meetings
  • Organizing and ordering supplies for The LAMP’s programs and office
  • Administrative office duties
  • Composing emails and other outreach to prospective partners
  • Participate in the larger roll-out of The LAMP’s MediaBreaker/Studios tool which is used around the country
  • Collaborating with a team of smart, driven people to find ways to promote media literacy nationwide
What you bring:
  • Active desire to learn about running a non-profit
  • Interest in media literacy
  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice (experience with advocacy campaigns a plus!)
  • Ability to take initiative
  • Ability to work independently
  • Excellent writing and communications skills
  • Experience with open source software
What you get:
  • Professional experience developing and implementing campaigns for a rapidly-growing nonprofit
  • Career mentorship
  • Skills in fundraising and written outreach
  • Opportunities to network with funders and professionals in the media and nonprofit sectors
  • Ownership over projects tailored to your interests
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Travel stipend (monthly Metrocard)
This is a great hands-on learning opportunity for anyone interested in nonprofit management, fundraising or office administration.

To apply: please send a resume and brief cover letter stating what you hope to gain from this internship to Emily Long, Director of Communications and Development.
Deadline to apply: October 17, 2016

*Applications will be reviewed until position is filled, so we encourage you to apply early!

The LAMP is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is located in a wheelchair accessible building. People of color, LGBTQ people, women, people with disabilities, and immigrants are strongly encouraged to apply.