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Development Internship Opportunity with Hillel of Buffalo

Posted by Tim on August 8, 2019 in Community Announcements, Honors Experiences, Internships, Job Opportunity, Networking

Development Intern

Organization Name ___Hillel of Buffalo_____________________________________________

Overview of Organization

Hillel is a cultural and religious hub for Jewish college students at UB and in the greater Buffalo area.  The organization aims to connect Jewish students to one another and to provide opportunities for celebration, learning, travel, leadership development, and community service. Hillel strives to be a safe and inclusive community that welcomes new ideas and constructive discourse.

To achieve these goals, Hillel offers a variety of programs, including social events, weekly Shabbat services and dinners, Israel education, volunteer opportunities, and holiday celebrations. We also offer a winter Birthright trip and student leadership and mentorship opportunities.

Hillel of Buffalo is growing, and is looking to include new student voices. Interning with Hillel provides an opportunity to work with a supportive professional staff, grow as a student and as a professional, give back to the community, and leave your mark on an up-and-coming organization.

Additional benefits include fun Hillel swag, flexible work hours, and work that can be completed from home.

Hillel of Buffalo is located in the UB Commons Suite 101B, across from Starbucks and between SEFCU and the Greek Store.

Intern’s Supervisor (Name, Title, email):   _Sara Rich, Executive Director of the Hillel of Buffalo


Address __520 Lee Entrance, UB Commons Suite 101B, Amherst, NY 14228 __________________________________________________________________

Telephone 716-616-0083___ Fax _______________ Website

Intended Semester of Internship (fall, spring, summer) ___Spring_______________

Internship Details

Intern’s Title _Development Intern

Main Project Responsibilities (75% of Internship)

Describe the main project in which the student intern will be involved e.g.

This internship is an opportunity to learn the inner workings of a non-profit organization and to gain experience working with data to advance the organization. Qualified applicants do not need to have past experience with organizational development, but must be strong writers and have excellent communication skills.

Main responsibilities include:

  • Updating the Donor database and running reports
  • Assisting with an online crowdfunding campaign
  • Organizing a student phone-a-thon, senior gift, or other student-initiated projects
  • Sending thank you emails and gifts to donors
  • Preparing materials for meetings of the Board of Directors
  • Prospect Research
  • Media monitoring to find enriching content to be shared with stakeholders

Interaction/ Exposure to Leadership Team and Board of Directors (25% of Internship)

The Development Intern will work closely with the Hillel of Buffalo professional staff team. S/he will receive weekly mentorship and will be invited to attend strategy sessions and meetings with members of the Board of Directors. The intern will also build relationships with supporters of Hillel who are leaders in the local community.


This is an unpaid, academic credit only internship.