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Development Intern (FL #1920-41)

City: Tampa

State: Florida

The American Lung Association has a great opportunity for a Development Intern to join our incredible team in our Tampa, FL office.  Working alongside members of the Development Team, the intern will join an outstanding group of professionals dedicated to our mission:  to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease, through research, education, and advocacy.

The intern will assist the American Lung Association Development staff to execute fundraising and special event activities to gain experience in the field of Development.


This is a great opportunity for the intern to enhance their skills in organization, multi-tasking and communications.  The intern can expect to develop confidence and marketable skills by engaging in or assisting with many of the following activities:

  • Gain a basic understanding of the American Lung Association
    • Become knowledgeable of mission, development, and communications efforts.
    • Gain technical training by utilizing multiple online databases and CRMs.
    • Participate in staff meetings and learning opportunities.
  • Development
    • Developing and distributing press releases
    • Grassroots marketing for cause campaigns and special fundraising events
    • Team and volunteer recruitment for special events
    • Some event logistics for two major fundraising events
    • Corporate development through sponsorships, underwriting, and in-kind solicitation
    • Individual donor development campaigns
    • Support for all aspects of office special events including the Fight For Air Climb, Turquoise Takeover, and various wrapround events.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Gain a basic understanding of database and CRM platforms.
  • Learn more about Non-Profit structure, including mission, development, and communications efforts.
  • Learn about team building and collaborating with staff.
  • Learn how to develop communications for various special events and office activities
  • Learn to cultivate relationships.
  • Learn how to communicate in a professional office setting.


Before internship begins, documentation from the school may be required stating that this internship opportunity is eligible for academic credits.

This is a stipend-based internship position ($300 at the end of the semester) requiring a minimum time commitment of 15 weeks (210 hours total at 14 hours per week) and must be eligible for course credit.   This internship is for Spring 2020.


  • Must be working towards a Bachelor's Degree in Non-Profit Management, Public Health, or related field
  • Must be eligible to receive college credit for internship
  • Qualified candidates must be enthusiastic, reliable, and interested in developing a career in development or non-profit management
  • Qualified candidates should possess strong writing skills, attention to detail, and have a keen interest in the mission of the American Lung Association
  • Ability to multitask, perform in a team environment, and a demonstrated willingness to learn
  • Ability to work independently
  • Computer Proficiency – Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Publisher
  • Ability to lift and carry 25 lbs. (supplies)
  • Consistent with its mission, the American Lung Association maintains a smoke-free workplace; all unpaid interns and volunteers must abstain from tobacco use in any form


Please e-mail you cover letter and resume to (include EXACT title in subject of email):

Email: [email protected]

The American Lung Association is dedicated to a diverse workforce.
Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V

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