Development Intern

By Rohan Kamicheril

Words without Borders (WWB) seeks a highly motivated, organized, and detail-oriented Development Intern. The Development Intern will report to the Executive Director and work closely with the Administrative Coordinator to support the organization’s fundraising activities including institutional and individual donor prospect research, fundraising events, and contact management. The ideal candidate will have strong research and organizational skills, a passion for international literature, and an interest in learning more about the field of non-profit management. This is a great opportunity to gain hands-on experience in a dynamic non-profit setting.


--Help maintain and update Salesforce contact database
--Generate donor acknowledgment letters and appeals
--Conduct individual and institutional prospect research
--Assist in the planning of WWB’s annual gala and other events in NYC
--Other administrative tasks as assigned


--Demonstrated interest in international literature and culture and/or non-profit administration
--Strong verbal and written communication skills; excellent online research skills
--Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite, Google Drive, Salesforce CRM a plus
--Ability to work well both independently and collaboratively on a small, dynamic team
--Positive attitude and eagerness to learn
--Recent college graduate or currently enrolled in B.A. program

The internship requires a minimum commitment of 10 hours a week for three months and is based at the WWB office in the West Village. This is an unpaid internship.

To apply, please send a cover letter, résumé, and a writing sample of 500-1,000 words, to [email protected] with “Development Intern” in the subject line. No calls please.

Words without Borders
Founded in 2003, Words without Borders promotes cultural understanding through the translation, publication, and promotion of the finest contemporary international literature. Our publications and programs open doors for readers of English around the world to the multiplicity of viewpoints, richness of experience, and literary perspective on world events offered by writers in other languages. We seek to connect international writers to the general public, to students and educators, and to print and other media and to serve as a primary online location for a global literary conversation. For more details visit:

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