Development Intern

JustLeadershipUSA – Development Intern

JustLeadershipUSA (JLUSA) seeks two driven, inspired, and energetic individuals for a Development Internship position. The Development Interns will work with JLUSA’s Development team to support the organization’s fundraising efforts in identifying new funding prospects; prospect outreach; special events, including planning for JLUSA’s Annual Benefit; data research, tracking, and collection, etc. He/she will play an essential role in helping to bring JLUSA’s advocacy, leadership, and membership efforts to the next level by assisting the organization in scoping out new funding opportunities.

The ideal candidate has an interest in learning about development/fundraising, as well as advocacy and grassroots movement building, is a motivated, self-starter who is effective in a fast-paced environment, and possesses a great sense of humor. With our bold and ambitious goal and unique theory of change, this is an exciting professional opportunity; the right candidate can have a significant impact on redefining justice in America.


  • Candidates must demonstrate interest in ending mass incarceration, addressing racial disparities in the criminal system, and advancing civil liberties
  • The Development Interns are expected to commit to a minimum of 20 hours per week for the duration of the internship, as well as remote working capabilities (as needed).
  • The Development Interns must commit to availability for at least one-full day a week (Mondays, Tuesdays or Wednesdays) and be willing to travel to support all of JLUSA’s advocacy, leadership, membership, and development/fundraising efforts as needed.
  • Excellent writing skills is a must as he/she will be assisting with drafting emails and other relevant communications distributed both internally and externally.

This is an unpaid, credit-bearing internship: JustLeadershipUSA will work with your academic institution to ensure credit approval.

Please submit your résumé & one-page cover letter that answers the below:

  1. Explain your interest in criminal justice reform and advocacy.
  2. Why do you want to intern at JustLeadershipUSA?
  3. What strengths will you bring to the team? How are you looking to learn and grow?

Submit your application via email to:

Linda Woodbine:
Subject line of the email: Last Name, First Name, JLUSA Development Internship

Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted

JustLeadershipUSA is an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without unlawful discrimination based on race, color, creed, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, prior record of arrest or conviction, citizenship status, or current employment status. JustLeadershipUSA values diverse experiences, including with regard to justice system involvement. Individuals directly impacted by mass incarceration are encouraged to apply.