Development Intern

Development Intern

About the FNIH

The Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) creates and manages alliances with public and private institutions in support of the mission of the National Institutes of Health, the world’s premier medical research agency. The Foundation works with its partners to accelerate biomedical research and strategies against diseases and health concerns in the United States and across the globe. The FNIH organizes and administers research projects; supports education and training of new researchers; organizes educational events and symposia; and administers a series of funds supporting a wide range of health issues. Established by Congress in 1990, the FNIH is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization. For additional information about the FNIH, please visit

11400 Rockville Pike, Suite 600
North Bethesda, MD 20852
Our office is located in the Washington, DC suburb of North Bethesda, Maryland near the White Flint Metro Station (Red Line).

Objectives and Responsibilities:

FNIH is offering an internship for the Spring/Summer 2019 semester. This intern will be engaged with and provide support to numerous fundraising projects. As a volunteer, the successful candidate will:

  • Shadow and provide support to front-line fundraisers working primarily with corporate, foundation, and other institutional donors (Development Officers) and internal project teams
  • Research potential corporate, foundation, and other donors
  • Assist with fundraising appeals and proposal development
  • Learn to use the Raiser’s Edge cloud-based fundraising and relationship management system to track fundraising activities/progress, and update donor and program information 
  • Maintain donor and program files

10 to 15 hours a week (more if desired), depending on availability and schedule. Interns will receive a $10/day stipend to cover daily travel costs to/from the FNIH. 


  • Current full-time or part-time undergraduate and graduate students or recent graduates are welcome to apply. 
  • Interns must be able to work in a cross-cultural environment.

Note: The internship does not provide class credit but would be a useful learning experience for anyone interested in non-profit management or fundraising in the future.

How to Apply

Please email your resume and cover letter to Please list your contact information on all application materials. No phone calls please!


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