Development & Communications Intern

Development and Communications Intern

DC SAFE is the primary entry point for domestic violence victim services in the District of Columbia. We serve nearly 10,000 survivors and their families annually, working to ensure their safety and self-determination through emergency services, court advocacy, and system reform. We are looking to bring on an intern to assist our growing Development Team. It is the perfect position for someone who is looking to gain administrative experience working for a nonprofit organization and who also has an interest in gender-based violence issues.

Job Description

The Development and Communications Intern will provide support to the Development Team, working most closely with the Research & Development Specialist. The Development and Communications Intern will be responsible for assisting with daily communications, including social media content planning and publishing, as well as monthly newsletters and other constituent communications. The position will also have an opportunity to work in our donor database, and provide support with branding projects (i.e., potential website redesign to occur in late 2017), as well as prospect research, grant writing, and grant management.

In general, we are willing to work with potential interns to provide experiences and learning opportunities aligned with their goals. We can be flexible with work location and hours, but are looking for someone who can commit at least 20 hours/week. Our administrative offices are located near the Noma Metro Stop. This position is a volunteer, unpaid internship.


  • Create social media content and manage content publication
  • Create communications materials such as newsletters to be sent to DC SAFE constituents
  • Utilize DC SAFE’s donor database to track individual donations and manage reports
  • Help steward DC SAFE donors through outreach phone calls and other communications
  • Provide support in planning and staffing annual gala, Keep DC SAFE
  • Research potential funders utilizing best practices in prospect research
  • Assist with grant writing, editing and submission
  • Assist with grants management, including running reports in our client database VAPSTAT and helping produce monitoring reports
  • Administrative tasks as needed to support development and communications at DC SAFE


  • Strong research and writing skills
  • Graphic design skills (preferred)
  • Experience and/or interest working in the nonprofit field
  • Experience and/or interest working on violence against women issues
  • Must be a high school graduate pursuing college degree

How to Apply

We are no longer accepting applications for Spring/Summer 2018. If you’re interested in a Fall 2018 internship, please send a resume and cover letter in one combined PDF document to Include “Fall 2018 Development and Communications Intern” in the subject line of your email, and specify your time availability in the cover letter.