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Summer Internship 2024 - Development

Bipartisan Policy Center

Bipartisan Policy Center

Washington, USA
Posted on Thursday, February 1, 2024

The success of the Bipartisan Policy Center depends on the ability of the organization to secure funding for its individual initiatives and the organization as a whole. The development team is continually looking to expand our existing funding resources and establish relationships with new fundraising prospects. The development intern will gain experience and knowledge of the myriad components needed to sustain a successful non-profit organization. Interest in non-profit management or prior experience with fundraising projects, prospect/donor/marketing research, or donor communications is highly preferred.

The development intern will assist in the day-to-day activities of fundraising, working closely with BPC development team, as well as members of BPC’s project areas. The development intern will work closely with the senior director of development operations on special projects related to donor cultivation, stewardship, and outreach.

Specific duties include:

  • Researching funding prospects (including new foundations, individuals and corporations)
  • Data entry related to adding and maintaining accurate constituent information
  • Organizational and planning assistance with meetings and special events
  • Prepare briefing memos for use by leadership and external audiences
  • Draft correspondence (email, talking points, proposals, donor stewardship)


  • Must be an enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate school or be a recent grad.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency in Outlook, Word, Excel essential; database software experience desirable
  • Must be detail oriented and possess excellent follow up skills
  • Collaborative team player


BPC has a robust summer program. Interns work full time, and will receive a $6,000 stipend for ten weeks of work. Interns must be rising juniors or above. Applicants must currently be enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate program or a recent graduate. Interns will provide functional support, conduct research, and work directly with project analysts and staff in various capacities.

*Please note that our Summer internship will be hybrid program*


Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis until a qualified candidate has been identified. Please do not send multiple submissions. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Due to the number of applications received, we are unable to contact those who have not been selected for an internship. No phone calls, please. Non-U.S. citizens are eligible to apply but must have a valid work permit or visa verifying eligibility to work in the United States. We do not offer visa sponsorship.

Required materials (please submit as one PDF File):

• Resume

• Cover Letter

• Relevant writing sample (3-5 pages).

• College or university transcript (unofficial is acceptable).

• Phone and email contact information for two professional references, including a professor or other individual familiar with your work.

• Brief response to our Diversity statement on what it means to you (5-8 sentences).


• Summer internships: March 1st

BPC Diversity Statement
The Bipartisan Policy Center defines diversity as the range of human qualities that make us unique as individuals, including—but not limited to—age, disability, ethnicity, gender expression, geographic location, nationality, political philosophy, race, religion, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status.
To celebrate diversity and ensure equity and inclusivity, BPC is committed to:
• Recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce with insights and solutions for our increasingly divided society.
• Creating a workplace culture where all employees feel valued and their perspectives are heard.
• Developing policy solutions and undertaking research that reflect a diversity of thought and experience.
COVID Guidelines
The health and safety of our community is our highest priority. As such, the Bipartisan Policy Center is requiring all newly hired staff members to be fully vaccinated with an FDA authorized and/or approved COVID-19 vaccine as a condition of employment. Requests for reasonable accommodation for medical, religious, or other reasons will be considered in accordance with applicable law.

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