The AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC) is seeking a creative and motivated individual to intern in its External Relations Department. This is an excellent opportunity to gain practical experience while working at an active, upbeat non-profit. The Development Intern will directly assist the External Relations team with a wide range of projects related to Fundraising, event planning and execution and grant writing. The Development intern will also have the opportunity to learn about HIV/AIDS prevention, care and advocacy, and other issues related to AFC"s mission. This person will work closely with the Director of Individual Giving and the Special Events team. This internship is designed to be both educational and practical. In this position, the intern will learn how to take skills acquired in an education setting and apply them in the workplace. The intern will gain a better understanding of the role that Development, including Individual Giving, special events and grant writing can play in a non-profit setting, and be better prepared to work in the field of nonprofits and other charitable organizations. The Development Intern will learn: • How to effectively use a donor database system (Raiser"s Edge NXT). • How to create and execute an Individual Giving program/Annual Fund campaign. • How to design and execute major fundraising events. • How to write a grant. • How to support special events, such as AIDS Run/Walk, World of Chocolate, and Team to End AIDS.

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