Internship Opportunity:

Purpose: The Fundraising Intern will assist staff with the various aspects of the management of a small shop Development Department at the Girls Empowerment Network (GEN). The Intern can expect to gain introductory experience in giving societies, donor relations, direct mail, and online campaigns.

1 role available at GEN’s Central Texas office: 2801 S. I-35, Ste. 110, Austin, TX 78741
1 role available at GEN’s Houston office: 4660 Beechnut St., Suite 102, Houston, TX 77096

Key Responsibilities:

  • Administrative duties—assist with database maintenance, mailings,

  • Online campaign management—assist with GEN’s peer-to-peer campaigns

  • Donor relations—logistics for donor giving society happy hours, collecting program stories to share with donors, and donor recognition (thank you letters and cards).

  • Additional responsibilities as assigned; all interns are welcome to cross train to spend a portion of their weekly time in our direct service programs, if

Reports to: Development Manager (Central Texas) or Director of Philanthropy (Houston)

Length of Appointment: Semester

Time Commitment: Flexible, depending upon number of hours desired for credit. Minimum 10 hours/week maximum 32 hours/week. A few evening and weekend hours will be required.

Compensation: This is a volunteer intern position with college credit available.


  • Applicants must be professional, creative, team oriented self-starters who have an eye for detail and a positive

  • Applicants must have obtained or are actively pursuing a degree in business, marketing, communications, social work, nonprofit management, or similar

  • Must be committed to the goals/mission of GEN and social

  • Must possess excellent written and verbal communication

  • Must have reliable

  • Previous fundraising or nonprofit experience is a plus, but not required.

How to Apply

To apply, download the application form, fill it out and send it to

Internship Application Procedures
Applicants are interviewed and selected on a rolling basis.

  1. Please download and complete the Internship Application and save it using the following naming system: Lastname_Internship_Application.doc

  2. Create a copy of your resume and save it using the following naming system: Lastname_Internship_Resume.doc  (submission optional)

  3. Send your completed application and resume material to and use the subject line: Your name, internship you are applying for.

Notice: GEN DOES NOT accept paper, mailed or faxed applications. Please use an appropriate word processing program such as MS Word to submit your application materials. Also, please note that submitting a resume is optional.