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Development Internship

Safe Kids Worldwide is looking for an intern to support the Development department. We are accepting applications from current undergraduate students or recent graduates interested in fundraising, development and resource mobilization. This is a proactive internship where you will engage in the development priorities of the organization. You will attend high-level meetings with organization staff and sponsors. Based on skill level, you will walk away from this internship with writing and project samples you can use for your future.

The ideal candidate is familiar with and interested in business, fundraising and event planning. He/she must be interested in working with a team to develop and support the mission of Safe Kids Worldwide and its Development Department. Our office is fast-paced and a can-do attitude is essential. The internship is a great opportunity to gain real world professional public health experience.

This is a part or full-time position (20-40 hours/week), depending on availability. Terms are at least three months in duration. This is an unpaid internship, however a transportation stipend will be provided and academic credit can be earned, which is determined by the regulations of your school's academic office.



The intern will support the work of the Development Team in the following ways:

  • Provide background research and memos relating to current development efforts, both domestically and globally.
  • Assist in coordination, planning and strategy of PrevCon, Safe Kids’ biennial Childhoold Injury Prevention Conference.
  • Maintain and update contacts in SalesForce.
  • Contribute both individually and as a team member in meetings and brainstorming sessions.


  • Detail-oriented work style
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong communications skills (verbal and written)
  • Ability to work both independently and in teams

About Safe Kids Worldwide

Safe Kids Worldwide is a nonprofit organization working to prevent childhood injury, the number one killer of children in the United States. Throughout the world, almost one million children die of an unintentional injury each year, and almost every one of these tragedies is preventable. Safe Kids works with an extensive network of members in more than 30 countries and 400 coalitions in the United States to prevent injuries from traffic crashes, drownings, falls, fires, poisonings and more. Working together, we can do much more for children everywhere. Join our effort at

How To Apply

To apply for this internship, please submit a cover letter and a resume to, and specify “Development Internship” in the email subject line. Due to the high volume of applications Safe Kids receives, only candidates who are selected for interviews will be notified of their application status via email. No phone calls, please.

Tentative submission timelines include:

Spring Term (February-May)

Applications Due: 3rd Week of January

Start Date: 1st Week of February

Summer Term (June-August)

Applications Due: 3rd Week of May

Start Date: 1st Week of June

Fall Term (September-November)

Applications Due: 3rd Week of August

Start Date: 1st Week of September