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Development Intern

About the Active Minds Internship Program

Active Minds is the nation’s leading nonprofit organization changing the culture around mental health. Through our presence at more than 1,000 high school and college campuses, in corporate settings, and with a wide-reaching public audience, Active Minds is creating communities of support and saving lives. Founded in 2003 by Alison Malmon after the tragic suicide of her brother Brian, Active Minds is dedicated to supporting a new generation in ending the silence, helping to make mental health as highly valued as physical health. Through our many programs – including the emotionally gripping Send Silence Packing® traveling exhibit and our compelling Active Minds Speakers – we are changing culture and behaviors related to mental health across the country. 

Our internships are geared towards current college students and recent college graduates.  As a small nonprofit, Active Minds relies on the help of our interns tremendously as they work directly on important initiatives and projects as well as assist staff on a variety of administrative tasks.  Interns have the opportunity to do substantive work, gain experience in the nonprofit sector, and help change the culture around mental health. 

All Summer 2024 internships will be remote with an anticipated start date of June 3, 2024 and end date of July 26, 2024.  We expect interns to work a minimum of 20 hours a week, set a consistent work schedule between 9:00am and 5:00pm EST Monday - Thursday, and commit to staying on board for the entire semester. 

Active Minds pays interns a stipend of $1,250 per month. 

Development Intern Key Responsibilities

As part of the Development team, interns will learn about the vitally important work of supporting a nonprofit’s mission by inspiring supporters.  Development interns get an up-close look at how Active Minds financially supports a network of 800 campuses, workplaces, and communities with Active Minds programs, all across the country.

Interns with the Development team will strengthen their communication skills as they help develop messages that motivate people to support Active Minds as well as their people skills by supporting fundraisers and advocates passionate about our work.   Some projects that interns contribute to include: outreach to donors, students, and partners, planning special events, data entry, corporate prospect research, drafting proposals, and content creation for newsletters, donor letters, and fundraising pages.  They will also have the opportunity to collaborate on projects in partnership with the Development and Programs teams.  Development interns will have a direct impact on the success of nationwide fundraising initiatives that support the entire organization. 

Development interns are valued members of the team who support the mission and vision of our work through a variety of projects in ways both big and small.


  • Strong writing and communications skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Team player with a willingness to learn
  • Marketing, business, and/or customer service skills
  • Experience with college fundraising a plus (i.e., fundraising/philanthropy committees of student organizations)
  • Knowledge of Google Workspace, Zoom, and Dropbox