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Development Intern – 1871


This is a Full-time position in Houston, TX posted May 14, 2022.

About UsThe story of the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 isn’t really about the fire.

It’s about what happened next, A remarkable moment when the most brilliant engineers, architects, and inventors came together to build a new city.

Their innovations – born of passion and practical ingenuity – shaped not just Chicago but also the modern world.

What started 140 years ago continues to this day.1871 exists to inspire, equip, and support founders, growth scalers, and innovators in building great businesses.

We deliver unfair advantages at scale.

The team supports 420 young companies.

300 growth stage members and 100 partners made up of Chicago’s brightest digital designers, engineers, and leaders shaping new technologies, disrupting old business models, and resetting the boundaries of what’s possible.Come to a place where you can share ideas, make mistakes, partner with others, work hard, grow professionally, and change the world with a bit of luck.

If that sounds like you, join us1871 seeks a professionally driven, creative, and highly motivated development intern to gain experience in donor management, researching prospects, project management, and support its development strategy.

Duties And ResponsibilitiesThis role will assist the Director of Development with a wide range of responsibilities in support of 1871’s development strategy, including:Conducting research on potential sponsors, donors, strategic partners, markets, and industries for Annual Fundraising eventDonor Tracking and Management using HubSpotDrafting correspondence, reports, proposals, and donor appealsPreparing reports and presentations for internal and external audiencesRequirementsProficient in Excel and data management (e.G.

Hubspot); Iinterest and/or experience in fundraising and development (or non-profits)Ability to draft and/or edit copy (i.E.

writing proficiency)Basic computer processing skills, including Google Workspace (Docs, Sheets, Slides)Self-starter and ability to work autonomously and in cross-functional teamsStrong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skillsIs an incredible communicator and has an honest and conscious approach to their professional lifeCollege coursework or previous internship experience is preferred but not requiredBenefitsBenefits: Letters of recommendation from our leadership team, college credit ( upon school approval), work with the best and brightest entrepreneurs and startups in the country, develop in-demand skills, and flesh out your resume with Context, Action, and ResultsTime: Monday Thursday, 10 am-4 pm (hours and time commitment may be flexible if agreed upon by the supervisor and the internship candidate prior to the start of the internship)This internship is from June 6 to August 12, 2022, and can be virtual or in-person.