Resource Development Intern with the United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region (filled)

This opportunity has been filled. This opportunity can be conducted virtually and is only available for CEL credit.

As the area’s premier impact organization, United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region serves as a catalyst to increase the community’s capacity to improve the lives of its citizens. Our aim is to support nonprofits in our region through investing in social change, recruiting and managing volunteers and providing economically disadvantaged individuals with basic necessities, material goods and professional training. We fight for the health, education and financial stability of every person in our community. We pride ourselves in having a culture in which staff, interns and volunteers can voice their ideas.

Location: 75 Market St, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

The student will work within the Community Impact Department to assist with the administrative tasks, community outreach and engagement, and assist with United Way Days of Caring (Volunteer Events) and Days of Sharing (In-Kind Donation Program).

Position Description:

  • This internship will work with the Resource Development Office to further business development.
  • This position reports the Development Coordinator, Emily Sassano
  • Coordinate signature event logistics
  • Research accuracy of information and document updates.
  • Thank you phone calls to donors
  • Put together Leadership Packets
  • Deliver or mail Leadership Packets
  • Manage Leadership Society Donor List
  • Merge/send acknowledgment letters
  • Create and maintain binder of leadership donor and event information

Desired Skills:

  • An interest in nonprofit work and developing skills for a career in nonprofit management, business and nonprofit development, and/or marketing and communications.
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to multi-task.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, especially Word and Excel.
  • Driver’s License preferred, and access to reliable transportation (mileage reimbursement for work related travel).
  • All interns are asked to sign a confidentiality agreement prior to beginning their internship.
  • This position may be remote at times. A reliable computer, phone, and internet access is a requirement for this role.


  • Summer Internships are 8-10 hours per week, from end of May until early-mid August (Start and End dates are flexible).
  • Interns can either do one full work day (9am-5pm) or two half days (9am-1pm or 1pm-5pm) each week.

To Apply:  Please email a statement of interest and your resume to

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