Development Intern, BRAC USA

New York, United States | Development | Full-time



BRAC is a global leader in developing and implementing cost-effective, evidence-based programs to assist the most marginalized people in extremely poor, conflict-prone, and post-disaster settings. These include initiatives in education, healthcare, microfinance, women and girls’ empowerment, agriculture, human and legal rights, and more. Headquartered in Bangladesh and working across 11 countries in South Asia and Africa, BRAC touches the lives of more than 100 million people worldwide.

Based in New York, BRAC USA is the North American affiliate of BRAC. BRAC USA provides comprehensive support to BRAC around the world by raising awareness about its work and mobilizing resources to underpin programs. BRAC USA works closely with international counterparts to design and implement cost-effective and evidence-based poverty innovations. It is an independent 501(c)(3) organization.


About the Position

The Development Intern will work as an integral part of a small team to support a diverse fundraising portfolio. The position will support the Director of External Affairs and Development Associate to develop the Individual Giving program at BRAC USA.

This is an unpaid, part-time internship and the ideal candidate will be able to work from BRAC USA’s office in Manhattan’s Financial District, two-to-three days per week. This internship will begin at the end of January or early February 2020 and end in May 2020, with the possibility of an extension.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Assist with major gift fundraising efforts, including conducting donor research, preparing meeting briefings, and developing stewardship materials.
  • Support the development team with fundraising database management, including pulling pipeline reports and inputting and cleaning data.
  • Create and tailor donor materials to highlight research and programs.
  • Organize logistics for external-facing engagement events.



  • A demonstrated passion for international development and BRAC’s mission.
  • Strong interest in nonprofit fundraising.
  • Ability to manage competing tasks in a fast-paced, team-oriented atmosphere.
  • Excellent research and writing skills for a variety of audiences.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office and the Google productivity suite.
  • Experience with constituent record management systems, such as Salesforce, preferred.


How to Apply

To apply, please upload a resume, cover letter, and one writing sample by January 20, 2020. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, with preference given to early applicants.

This is an unpaid internship, but BRAC USA offers academic credit where permitted and reimburses local travel expenses.

Candidates must be eligible to work in the United States for any employer. Due to the high volume of applications, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No calls please.