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Development Intern

Up2Us HQ

Posted on: 9/22/2016

Job Description

Up2Us Sports is a national nonprofit dedicated to using the power of sports to reduce violence, promote health and inspire academic success for our nation's most vulnerable youth. Our research, training and on-the-ground initiatives empower sports programs across the country to become a united force for meaningful change. Up2Us Sports' signature Coach Across America (CAA) program places and trains the nation's best and brightest role models to bring Sports-Based Youth Development (SBYD) to the most underserved communities. Up2Us Sports coaches understand that every program session, practice or game is a chance to positively impact a child's future.


Up2Us Sports is actively seeking a Development Intern to assist in the diversification of private, individual, and government funds. This individual will work directly with the Development Team to research prospective donors, help manage the online donor database, and assist with marketing activities. This is an excellent opportunity for an organized and motivated student to gain insight into nonprofit development and the field of Sports-Based Youth Development (SBYD).

Hours: flexible based on class schedule and school requirements

Timeline: Late August/Early September – Early December 2016


  • Conduct prospect research on individual, foundation, government, and corporate donors
  • Maintain donor/grant database, process gifts and send donor acknowledgements, and log development activities
  • Assist with tracking of organization's giving campaigns
  • Assist with marketing activities, as needed


  • College student enrolled in the Fall 2016 semester
  • Highly organized with strong verbal and written communications skills
  • Literate in Microsoft Word, Excel and Google Drive applications
  • Ability to be flexible and manage multiple tasks
  • Interest in development work and fundraising
  • Commitment to the mission of Up2Us Sports

This is an unpaid position. There is an opportunity for school credit if allowed by the college/university of applicant. The position offers an excellent opportunity to work on substantive projects and may result in great references.


Please send resume and cover letter to: Julie McMillan at [email protected]; subject line "Development Intern".