Job: Development Intern

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Title Development Intern
Position Volunteer Positions
Job Information

Life Span’s Center for Legal Services and Advocacy seeks a development intern to assist our Director of Development. Life Span is a national leader in the provision of services to victims of violence staffed by graduate degree holding professionals who provide free services to 4,000 clients annually. Our comprehensive services include legal advocacy and representation, counseling for survivors, children and teens, a 24-hour crisis line, and special projects whose innovation is nationally known. Our work encompasses such issues as police domestic violence, immigration, employment issues, sexual assault protective orders, mental health, teen dating violence, and battered women as defendants. Our agency has sites in Des Plaines, the Loop, and in several court houses. Our multilingual staff provides services in English, Spanish, Arabic and Polish . Life Span provides national leadership in policy work, legislation, and trains lawyers and other professionals in Illinois and across the country.

General Job Description: Assist the Director of Development with fundraising for the organization.

Job Duties:
• Assist with the production of newsletter and promotional materials
• Maintain website and if bilingual, translate documents for website
• Assist with annual Gala Event: communications, auction solicitations, and event logistics
• Maintain Funder database
• Assemble Marketing materials
• General office duties as assigned

Qualifications: We will train someone motivated to learn nonprofit development skills but the following is desired: a general understanding of the role of the development department plays at a non-profit agency; knowledge of database systems and how they work; typing and spelling accuracy; commitment to working in the not-for-profit/public interest sector.

Please send resume and cover letter to Joy Wright, Development Director, Life Span Center for Legal Services and Advocacy, via email at; or USPS mail to 70 East Lake Street, Suite 700, Chicago, IL 60601.

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