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Tammy Lynn Center
Raleigh, North Carolina

Internship Description:

The Tammy Lynn Center Development Internship will provide the right candidate with an opportunity to be exposed to all aspects of nonprofit development activity.  Reporting to the Director of Development, the intern will work side-by-side with the entire development team. 

The responsibilities of the intern will vary depending on the needs of the development team. Potential tasks may include, but are not limited to:

  • Communications:
    • Drafting written content for press releases, newsletters, blog posts, social media posts, reports, etc.
    • Drafting graphic content for events and communication materials
    • Photography/Videography
  • Events:
    • Aiding in the setup, execution and breakdown of TLC-coordinated events.
      • Vendor management, solicitation of goods and services, follow-up with financial sponsors, volunteer recruitment/management, etc.
    • Attending committee meetings and providing input for TLC events
    • Representing TLC at community events
  • Volunteers:
    • Assisting with the tracking of volunteer numbers and hours
    • Assisting with the management of volunteers while on-site
  • Donor Management:
    • Assisting with updating records in donor management software

Overall, this internship will provide the right candidate exposure to every aspect of nonprofit fundraising and communications. 


Minimum Qualifications

  • Natural inquisitiveness and sparkle – a joy to be around.
  • A heart for serving individuals with developmental disabilities.
  • Desire to better understand and contribute to a holistic communication strategy which supports a nonprofit’s funding goals.
  • Desire to learn the art and science of staging successful fundraising events.
  • Desire to be mentored, receiving regular feedback and encouragement on performance of assigned tasks.
  • Skilled using Microsoft Office and database software; willingness to learn new technology.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Outstanding time management and organizational skills; ability to work quickly and efficiently
  • Current enrollment in a related undergraduate or graduate program.


Schedule/Work Hours

Internship schedule will be coordinated with the director of development to fit the schedules of both the development team and intern. While primary work hours will take place during the normal workweek, occasional evening and weekend hours may be required. The intern is expected to work 10-15 hours a week. It is expected that the intern will stay with the organization for at least one school semester. The internship may be renewed for multiple semesters, depending on the needs of the organization and the performance of the intern. The internship may be completed for school credit or volunteer hours. The start and end dates are flexible. 



Heather Miller, Marketing and Events Manager, hmiller@tammylynncenter.org



To apply for the development internship, submit an electronic resume with references to hmiller@tammylynncenter.org. If selected for an interview, the candidate will begin with a phone interview and then participate in an in-person meeting with the development staff. If selected for the position, the intern will be required to agree to the necessary background checks and must pass a TB test prior to the first day of work.



TLC Operations, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from anyone qualified.