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Son of a Saint - Donor Relations & Partnerships Intern (Tulane Remote Internship Program)

This internship is part of the Tulane Remote Internship Program (

TRIP Internships will be completed from New Orleans.

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The Tulane Remote Internship Program (T.R.I.P.) allows undergraduate students an opportunity to work for national companies while during the summer semester. The work will primarily be project-based with weekly meetings scheduled with a supervisor to monitor progress and learn more about the company they are interning with. Students are provided one academic credit for the internship, which means this is zero cost to the company. Interns will work 10-15 hours per week for the duration of the program.

New for this year we are allowing for variable length internships with starting dates set by the employer and agreed upon by the student. We only require that the internship last at least 6 weeks. Employers may choose to start the internship later in the semester if they choose or even have the internship extend past Fall 2020 into Spring 2021. Details are up to the employer and student to define. 
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  • What skills do you currently possess that you feel will help you succeed in this position? 
  • What do you hope to learn from this internship?
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Son of a Saint launched in 2011 to address the burgeoning problem of fatherless boys in the New Orleans area. Under the direction of Bivian “Sonny” Lee, the 501(c)(3) organization is dedicated to its mission of enhancing the lives of young males through mentorship, emotional support, development of life skills, exposure to positive experiences, and many other wrap-around services. We take a preventative, holistic, and long-term approach to empowering fatherless boys, 95% of whom are young men of color, to move past systemic barriers and ultimately lead healthy and successful lives. We currently serve 130 boys. Thanks to increased support, we are positioning ourselves to double the number of boys in our program by the end of this year (200 total).
Son of a Saint is looking for strategic and resourceful thinkers to help the organization expand its donor development outreach efforts. Donor Relations & Partnerships Interns will work under the direction of the Development & Marketing Associate in donor relations and development. Please note: this position is unpaid.

  • Intern, Part-time: Approximately 10 hours per week, for 12 weeks.
  • Time commitment may vary according to the intern’s arrangement and request. Hours are flexible; evenings and weekends may be available. Intern reports to the Donor Relations + Partnerships Manager

  • Researching leads for potential donors and creating donor profiles
  • Updating and maintaining donor profile database
  • Drafting correspondence and informational collateral about Son of a Saint for potential donors
  • Drafting communications such as new donor mailings, appeals, and thank you letters 
  •  Assisting the Donor Relations + Partnerships Manager, Development Director, and Development Coordinator accomplish tasks as needed

  • Enthusiasm for fundraising and community outreach
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills
  • Excellent research skills, writing and organizational skills
  • Intermediate experience with MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Ability to meet deadlines while effectively prioritizing action items

The opportunity to experience a fully integrated internship with flexible hours, engaging directly with professionals in the philanthropic sector. You will be directly enhancing the lives of 200 young men growing up in New Orleans without fathers.