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Fall Part-Time Field Development

Internship Responsibilities

Date: Fall 2022

Position Title: Field Development Intern

Reports To: Sr. Manager, Field Development

Location: Washington, DC (remote)

Provide a hands-on internship opportunity to a student in the Washington, DC, Maryland, or Delaware areas (remote) interested in exploring a career in nonprofits. They will learn about fundraising development, participant outreach, event development, logistics, and corporate communication, working closely with the Autism Speaks National Capital Area field development team. This is a 10–12-week program, and students must be eligible for academic credit. Currently, our interns will work remotely but constantly communicate with the Field team and volunteers.


The intern will receive training in all areas, and responsibilities will include:

• Providing support to the National Capital Area’s two major fundraising walks in DC and Baltimore in October

• Recruiting past walk participants via phone and email

• Drafting and distributing media releases

• Updating chapter records and spreadsheets

• Assisting with in-kind donation outreach

• Providing customer service to event participants

• Researching prospects for sponsorship and teams


Student interns must receive academic credit (i.e., graduate or undergraduate) sponsored by an accredited institution or require experience for a certification for a college degree.

You are responsible for protecting the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of all Autism Speaks data and information to which you have access.

Autism Speaks is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to fostering a diverse, multicultural, and inclusive workplace. We recruit, evaluate, employ, and promote candidates regardless of race, color, religion, age, gender identity or expression, protected veteran or military status, disability, or other legally protected status. Qualified individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply for job openings. Reasonable accommodations will be provided. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.

Skill Set Required


• Strong organizational skills, follow-up, and attention to detail

• Curious and inquisitive, with a willingness to learn about fundraising, event management, and donor outreach

• Ability to work independently as well as collaborate with a team

• Good communication skills, both oral and written

• Strong interpersonal skills/customer service skills

• Proficient in MS office, including Word, Excel, and Outlook

• Demonstrates initiative, resourcefulness, and problem-solving skills


• Building Collaborative Relationships

• Professional Behavior

• Results-Driven

• Customer Orientation

• Flexibility

Preferred Areas of Study/Major(s)

Marketing and Communications, Social Media

Internship Location

Baltimore, MD


Semester: Fall (Sep - Dec)
Year: 2022
Hours per week: 10-20 hours
Workdays: Flexible
Pay: No

Application Requirements

Application Deadline: September 1, 2022
Required Documentation: Resume, Writing Sample
Application Instructions Please email resume and (optional) writing sample to

Additional Information

Great hands-on fundraising experience through cultivating relationships and social media! Assist in executing two successful fundraising walks (in Baltimore and DC) in October alongside the walk manager using standard practices, but I am open to new and creative ideas!


1990 K Street, NW
Washington, District Of Columbia 20006

About autism speaks

Autism Speaks is dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the life span, for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. We do this through advocacy and support; increasing understanding and acceptance of people with autism; and advancing research into causes and better interventions for autism spectrum disorder and related conditions.