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 . The Intern can expect to gain introductory experience in giving societies, donor relations, direct mail, and online campaigns.

Girls Empowerment Network - Central Texas Office (2801 South IH-35, Suite 110, Austin, Texas, 78741)

Girls Empowerment Network - Houston Office (4660 Beechnut St., Suite 102, Houston, TX 77096)

Key Responsibilities:

  • Administrative duties—assist with database maintenance, mailings,

  • Online campaign management—assist with Girls Empowerment Network’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 Girls Empowerment Network and social justice.

  • Must possess excellent written and verbal communication.

  • Must have reliable transportation.

  • 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: Girls Empowerment Network 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.