Position Summary:

Key responsibilities will be to support the founders and key staff of Open Progress by conducting prospect research; creating donor/prospect profiles and conducting demonstrations of Messaging Lab in TextOut. In addition, the intern may also have opportunities to draft communications to prospects, support proposal development and compile reports. These duties will provide an opportunity for the intern to gain experience in, and familiarity with, areas such as fundraising, development, philanthropy, technology, advocacy, and the day-to-day operations of a startup organization with a national reach. This position will report to the Partnerships & Community Outreach Ambassador.


  • Conduct research on potential donors, strategic partners, markets and industries.

  • Write reports and presentations

  • Draft correspondence, proposals, and donor appeals

  • Copy edit appeals and proofread letters

  • Send thank you’s, receipts and other donor notes

  • Assist in planning events and other special projects

  • Maintain donor management files, including development materials

  • Effectively assist with demonstration of Messaging Lab & Text Out

  • Ability to effectively convey the importance of Messaging Lab 


  • Strong writing and research skills

  • Clear written and oral communication abilities

  • Ability to prioritize

  • Ability to multi-task and work independently

  • Database experience

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Knowledge of Google Suite & Microsoft Office Suite

  • Interest in fundraising for the nonprofit sector

    Please submit your resume and any work samples you find relevant to: