Nonprofit Business Development Intern | Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence

Nonprofit Business Development Intern

Position: Nonprofit Business Development Intern
Department: Development
Reports to: Foundation and Corporate Relations Associate
Location: Washington, DC
Date: Spring 2019

Job Summary:

The Brady Campaign and Center to Prevent Gun Violence is seeking a highly motivated, creative, organized Nonprofit Business Development Intern for the Spring 2019 semester. Come join a growing development team; we’re recruiting an intern interested in learning how nonprofits develop, cultivate and solicit new and existing business and revenue. The Nonprofit Business Development Intern will report directly to the Institutional Giving Manager and Special Gifts Manager but will work closely with the entire development staff and volunteers to support Brady’s efforts.


  • Conduct research and analysis on prospective and existing individual, foundation and corporate partners
  • Draft and/or edit business development materials such as correspondence, reports, proposals and donor appeals
  • Assist with strategies for donor cultivation and solicitation
  • Assist with donor and grant database management in ROI Solutions and NEON, Brady’s donor databases
  • Complete a semester-specific project based on the team’s needs
  • Participate in special events meetings and calls.
  • Attend department and staff meetings
  • Assist with special projects as needed

An Ideal Candidate:

  • Responsible, flexible, hard-working, ethical and committed to Brady’s mission
  • Possess a high level of organizational skills and be detail-oriented
  • Possess solid oral and written communications skills
  • Skilled at a variety of computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite
  • Desire to learn more about fundraising and philanthropy
  • Experience with databases is a plus, but not required
  • Current or recently graduated college or graduate student


  • This is an unpaid intern position
  • College credit can be awarded

Duration of Internship:

  • January to Mid-May 2019 (min. 15 hours/ week)

How to Apply:

Please submit a resume and cover letter including availability to indicating “Nonprofit Business Development Intern” in the subject line.


For more than 40 years, the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence has been the leading national voice in the prevention of gun violence with an unrivaled history of success. The Brady Bill, which was signed into law in 1993, remains the single most effective gun violence prevention policy in history, with Brady background checks blocking more than 3 million sales of guns to prohibited purchasers such as domestic abusers, convicted violent criminals, and people with dangerous mental illnesses. In the words of President Bill Clinton, “countless people are alive today” because of the work of Jim and Sarah Brady and the Brady Center.

Brady has established the bold vision to cut U.S. gun deaths in half by 2025 through a strategy that focuses on the common ground shared by the overwhelming majority of Americans: keeping guns out of the hands of the dangerous people we all agree should not have them. Brady is committed to doing this through three focused, sustained, impact-driven campaigns:

  1. “Stop ‘Bad Apple’ Gun Dealers” (BAGDs) by reforming or shutting down the small number of gun dealers who break the law, sell guns to dangerous people just to make a profit, and supply the criminal market with guns that are devastating communities across the country.
  2. Public Health and Safety Campaigns that keep guns out of the hands of children and beat back the gun lobby myth that a gun in the home makes you safer through the ASK (Asking Saves Kids) campaign, Suicide-Proof Your Home, and
  3. “Finish the Job” by expanding effective, lifesaving Brady background checks to all gun sales, including gun shows and online where thousands of gun sales in our nation go unchecked every single day. This policy solution is supported by 93 percent of the American people.