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HIRING INTERNS: Developing Talent In-House

Development Intern

Acceleraise is seeking a part-time intern to support internal office operations and external client-focused tasks.

Hourly wage: $15/hr

Overview: Acceleraise Corporation, a New Orleans-based fund development consulting firm,

is creating a sustainable, well-resourced infrastructure that will support Black and Brown visionaries to achieve their goals. We are seeking a part-time intern to support internal operations and external tasks. This intern will report to Cheyenne Gonzales, Operations Manager.

Job Responsibilities:

50% Administrative and Communications Support

  • Developing a prospect database as an internal resource to inform client deliverables and outreach.

  • Organizing and maintaining internal systems and processes.

  • Supporting marketing efforts through social media and email.

  • Preparing reports and presentations for internal meetings.

  • Scheduling internal staff meetings and events.

  • Other internal responsibilities as they arise, and as assigned.

50% Client Task Management

  • Managing donor acknowledgements in response to giving campaigns.

  • Identifying, researching, and compiling leads for potential funding sources, including researching foundation databases, community leaders, local franchises, and corporate sponsors.

  • Emailing potential donors, sponsors, and funders to secure meetings, funding, or sponsorships.

  • Preparing reports and presentations for client meetings.

  • Preparing follow-up materials after client meetings.

Job Requirements:

  • Commitment to racial equity and Acceleraise’s mission to develop, support, and sustain visionary Black and Brown-led non-profit organizations. Value alignment with Acceleraise is not negotiable.

  • Minimum high school diploma, Bachelor’s degree preferred

  • Required to work in-person in our New Orleans office

  • Well-developed organizational skills, and excellent time and priority management skills

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

Interested? Please submit your resume to


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