Fundraising Intern

The Fundraising Intern will have a variety of tasks for YIP, but will primarily work with other interns to compose fundraising proposals, will gain experience in result analysis, and will also be responsible for interacting with donors.



  • Manage the development of compelling fundraising proposals
  • Analysis of current fundraising results
  • Building new systems for Fundraising
  • Support Donor Retention
  • Assist with Donor Stewardship activities
  • Research content for and draft email blasts to donors, supporters, and other interested parties using Constant Contact
  • Assist in the creation/maintenance of marketing materials to engage donors and communicate the impact of Bounce
  • Conduct a comparative analysis of competitor marketing materials and websites
  • Interview, research, or observe programs, donors, or staff for newsletters/postings
  • Assist in overall operations

Number of positions available: 10


  • Strong verbal & written communications skills
  • Proficient in Sheets and internet-based research
  • Dependable, accurate, self-starter, customer-focused, and dedicated to helping in a support role
  • Passionate about learning and supporting YIP Institute and it's mission
Fundraising Intern
role type
Virtual Internship (Ongoing)
Camille Argarin
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is YIP?

YIP stands for "Institute for Youth in Policy". The Institute for Youth in Policy conducts and communicates independent, high-quality research to improve nonpartisan education policy and practice. Working with policymakers, researchers, educators, community groups, and others, the Institute seeks to advance evidence-based policies that support empowering and equitable learning for each and every teen. Nonprofit and nonpartisan, the Institute connects policymakers and stakeholders at the local, state, and federal levels with the evidence, ideas, and actions needed to strengthen the education system from preschool through college and career readiness.

What does a typical day at YIP look like?

YIP's current operations are conducted entirely remotely, with a diverse team spanning over 7 time zones. We use 21st century tools like Slack to keep all team members in the loop about what's going on at any given time. All meetings are held virtually as of July 2021; however, we plan to expand our Chapters into schools across the country in hybrid and in-person models, adhering to CDC guidelines.

With regards to leadership structure, our operations are divided into four main "departments": Publishing, Programming, Networks, and Strategic Innovations; each team has a director and most departments have sub-departments. There are also smaller teams that handle our internal affairs: HR, Legal, Tech, and Finance. We are governed by a Board of Directors and meet with members of our Advisory Board on a monthly basis.