Grassroots Fundraising Internship

Grassroots Leadership seeks a Grassroots Fundraising Intern in our Austin office, located at 2301 E. Cesar Chavez Street. 

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Help us grow our sustainer program by organizing a fun, community-oriented event for our monthly donors 
  • Assist with the planning of a house party for major donors and with Dancing Away Detention, a fall fundraiser to support women detained at the T. Don Hutto Detention Center 
  • Conduct outreach to our individual donors to share updates on Grassroots Leadership’s current campaigns 
  • Design and implement a social media strategy to recognize and engage individual donors 
  • Support the creation of compelling materials for individual donors and funders; these materials may include concise concept notes and one-pagers, vibrant visuals for use on thank-you notes, and shareable images for social media 

Experience and Qualifications

  • Organizing and/or activism experience
  • Grassroots fundraising experience, including event-planning, crowdfunding, etc. 
  • Knowledge of immigration and/or criminal justice reform; this may include lived experience, prior work experience, and/or coursework 
  • Strong cultural competency and proven ability to work in a bilingual, multiracial space 
  • Excellent writing and editing skills 
  • Willingness to work flexible hours, including occasional evenings and weekends  
  • Honesty, integrity, and a sense of humor

This internship will be located in our Austin, Texas office. We can offer a small stipend. 

It is the policy of Grassroots Leadership not to discriminate in the employment of staff, or in the selection of volunteers, on the basis of race, creed, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, financial status or HIV status. Grassroots Leadership works affirmatively to build a staff and board that includes people of many different races, classes, genders, physical and mental abilities, ages and sexual orientations, including people who have been previously incarcerated and family members of those who are and have been in prison or immigrant detention.

Grassroots Leadership is committed to investing in the leadership of people of color and formerly incarcerated people. People of color, immigrant community members, formerly incarcerated people, people who have family in prisons or detention centers, women, queer, and trans people are encouraged to apply. We do not discourage or discriminate against people with convictions, and you will not be asked if you have ever been convicted of a crime on the application or interview.

Please send a cover letter, resume, and three employment-related references to HR@grassrootsleadership.org with “Grassroots Fundraising Intern” in the subject line. Questions about the position should be directed to the same email address.