Summer Development Intern

Based in Austin, TX

Applications accepted on a rolling basis until filled - apply early!

Workers Defense Project is a membership-based organization that empowers low-income workers to achieve fair employment through education, direct services, organizing and strategic partnerships.

WDP is looking for a development intern to help raise money for the organization. The intern will be working with various members of the development team of Workers Defense Project to ensure WDP is meeting its fundraising goals. The development team is primarily responsible for fundraising for the organization through special events, individual donor cultivation, grant proposals, mailings, online appeals, marketing and acquiring donations from organizations, churches and law firms.


  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Comfortable calling or visiting individuals and businesses to ask for donations
  • Computer literate: Microsoft Office, Google Docs, graphic design skills helpful
  • Ability to work independently
  • Commitment to social justice
  • Able to work 10 to 15 hours a week

The intern will work with the development team to:

  • Assist with the execution of the biggest annual event - the Change Makers luncheon
  • Assist in the planning and preparation of special events and campaigns
  • Help with donor appreciation - thank you letters, phone calls, etc.
  • Assist with preparation of promotional materials for donor visits and events
  • Assist the development team with daily tasks and administration duties


  • $150 monthly stipend
  • Valuable knowledge of non-profit operations, fundraising, and inner workings of organizing in the labor movement in Texas
  • Class credit available

WDP is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages people of color, immigrants, and LGBTQ individuals to apply.

To apply: Please send resume, cover letter and one reference to Shannon Young at shannon@workersdefense.org. For more information, you can check out our website at www.workersdefense.org.

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