Development Assistant Intern Job Description

Choose to DO, Inc. is a nonprofit founded March 8, 2016, centered around mental health and wellness for BIPOC teens.

The development assistant is dedicated and socially conscious and assists Choose to DO, Inc.'s development team in creating and implementing strategies that ensure sustainability and organizational growth. The development assistant should enhance the efficiency of administrative functions, sustain organizational growth, secure funding injections, maintain positive relations with donors, and ensure the integrity of development processes.


  • Regularly manage updates to constituent databases and constant contact mailing lists to ensure all contacts are properly moved through the development process and coded appropriately.
  • Manage the process of opening and closing new donor funds.
  • Send welcome letters to new fund holders and assist with their initial online registration.
  • Research potential prospects and add information to constituent databases, e.g. meeting notes.
  • Manage gift acknowledgement process and produce donor letters on a regular basis.
  • Work closely with the Finance department on incoming gift processes.
  • Assist with questions regarding online fund accounts and draft grant recommendations for fund holders when needed.
  • Assist with special events planning, preparation and execution and processing of online RSVPs.
  • Troubleshoot issues related to the online Donor Portal, e.g. reset logins and passwords.
  • Compile and create folders and marketing materials for Development prospect meetings.
  • Coordinate, attend and draft minutes and other documents for assigned committee meetings.
  • Achieve proficiency in designated software for development functions.
  • Assist the Development department with the following duties:
    • Scheduling meetings, calendar and contacts maintenance.
    • Meeting preparation and follow-up, among additional responsibilities.
    • Write, proofread, edit and send correspondence, including but not limited to: Fund agreements, addendums, donor letters and gift proposals.
  • Monitor local media outlets for news and information on philanthropic trends, Foundation fund holders and prospects.
  • Meet and greet visitors for department meetings.
  • Provide backup coverage for the CEO and/or executive assistant.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Prior nonprofit work experience is a plus.
  • Manage multiple priorities and complete projects.
  • Ability to work independently, solve problems and actively seek assistance when needed.
  • Ability to work as a team.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Discretion and confidentiality with respect to donor records.
  • Computer literacy.
  • Networking skills.
  • Self-motivated.
  • Excellent communication skills. (Written and verbal)
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Database management experience.
  • Customer-oriented.
  • Analytical skills.
  • Flexibility in schedule required


  • Time Requirement: Hours: 10+ hours a week and work based on your availability.
  • Salary: Unpaid
  • Location: Remote and/or working in person in Houston, TX.
  • Incentives: Professional developments, community service, and networking opportunities.

If interested in college, volunteer, or other credit please communicate that to your interviewer. We will consider high school seniors, college students, and professionals.