The AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC) is seeking a creative and motivated individual to intern in its External Relations Department. This is an excellent opportunity to gain practical experience while working at an active, upbeat non-profit.
The Development Intern will directly assist the External Relations team with a wide range of projects related to Fundraising, event planning and execution and grant writing. The
Development intern will also have the opportunity to learn about HIV/AIDS prevention, care and advocacy, and other issues related to AFC’s mission.
This person will work closely with the Director of Individual Giving and the Special Events team.
This internship is designed to be both educational and practical. In this position, the intern will learn how to take skills acquired in an education setting and apply them in the workplace. The intern will gain a better understanding of the role that Development, including Individual Giving, special events and grant writing can play in a non-profit setting, and be better prepared to work in the field of nonprofits and other charitable organizations.
The Development Intern will learn:
How to effectively use a donor database system (Raiser’s Edge NXT).
How to create and execute an Individual Giving program/Annual Fund campaign.
How to design and execute major fundraising events.
How to write a grant.
How to support special events, such as AIDS Run/Walk, World of Chocolate, and Team to End AIDS.
Current or recent enrollment in a graduate or undergraduate degree program with an interest and aptitude to work in nonprofit management, development/fundraising.
Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
Flexible schedule -- some evenings and weekends required.
Detail-oriented and self-motivated.
Ability to work in a group setting.
Ability to prioritize tasks and handle numerous assignments simultaneously.
Proficient in Microsoft Office and internet applications.
Experience volunteering with nonprofit organizations desired.
Able to commit to a minimum of three months for this internship.
This internship is unpaid (stipend available). Details will be provided during the interview process. AFC can also help interns obtain college credit, if available from your school. Interns will receive necessary training and staff supervision. Internships require at least 15 hours/week for a minimum of three months, though longer internships are preferred. Liberal arts, public affairs, business, communications, public relations, journalism or English majors are encouraged to apply, as well as anyone who wishes to branch into the fundraising/development industry.
Mail: AFC Intern Program, 200 W Monroe Street, Suite 1150, Chicago, IL 60606
About AIDS Foundation of Chicago
AFC mobilizes communities to create equity and justice for people living with and vulnerable to HIV and related chronic diseases.
People living with HIV and related chronic diseases will thrive, and new HIV infections will be rare.
To realize our mission to mobilize communities to create equity and justice for people living with and vulnerable to HIV and related chronic diseases, we will:
Improve health equity.
We will increase access to high-quality, comprehensive prevention, care and housing services free from stigma.
Prevent new cases of HIV.
We will reduce new HIV infections through innovative approaches to prevention, care, housing and education with a focus on most-impacted populations.
Serve as a collaboration and knowledge center.
We will be a thought leader and resource center to create and share best practices, innovations and models.
Be a bold voice for change.
We will be a leading voice to mobilize advocates and people living with HIV and related chronic diseases to transform systems, policies, and resources.
Commitment to Priority Populations
Anyone can become infected w...ith HIV, but HIV and related chronic diseases disproportionately impact certain populations in distinct geographic areas. We can have the greatest impact on the HIV epidemic by focusing our efforts on those most-impacted by HIV, based on epidemiological data and unmet need:
• Young Black gay and bisexual men
• Transgender women of color
• Black women living in high-incidence areas
• Latino gay and bisexual men
Factors that drive the HIV epidemic and health inequities that we will address include:
• Sex work
• Drug use
• Lack of access to health care
• Immigration status
AFC will also work to meet the evolving needs of older adults with HIV and long-term survivors.
Commitment to Organizational Excellence
To strengthen AFC as an organization, we will move to a talent management framework, develop staff and Board leadership, implement long-range business planning with a focus on diversity and inclusion, and ident