Who We Are:

The Capital Area Immigrants’ Rights (CAIR) Coalition is the only non-profit organization in the Washington, D.C. area focused exclusively on providing legal assistance to the adult and children immigrants detained by the government in the Capital Region.

Internship Description:

The Capital Area Immigrants’ Rights (CAIR) Coalition is looking for an undergraduate or graduate student to support our staff on our Development Team. The internship will provide the opportunity to learn and work in a wide range of projects centered on nonprofit development, grants, database management, and communications.

We are currently accepting applications for Fall 2020. Our Fall Internship Program requires a commitment of at least 12 weeks, starting on Tuesday, September 8, 2020.

Internships are unpaid; however, CAIR Coalition can assist students seeking internship credit.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all Fall 2020 internships will be remote.


Development (80%)

  • Utilize fundraising database with donor and prospect information
  • Prepare receipts and acknowledgement letters for gifts received
  • Research and identify new potential avenues for funding, including grant research
  • Assist with End of Year campaign and virtual events, including our Annual Awards Gala
  • Other administrative tasks as needed

Communications and Digital Outreach (20%)

  • Manage incoming requests for information from community partners and periodically update web-based informational materials
  • Assist with social media and website management


  • Ability to commit to 15-20 hours of work per week
  • Must be pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree
  • Must be 18 or older
  • Ability to work with diverse populations
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to respond quickly to events as they arise
  • Highly organized and self-motivated
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills

Required Resources:

  • A laptop or computer;
  • Reliable internet; and
  • A phone


To be considered for this internship, please apply via our Candidate Portal: https://recruiting.myapps.paychex.com/appone/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=3093353

You will be asked to upload a resume and cover letter in .pdf format:

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

If you are applying to more than one internship, please apply to each internship independently. 

Development & Communications Internship (Fall 2020)
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