Development Intern

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Sierra Club

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Berkeley, CA, United States

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30+ days ago

Job Title: Development Intern
Department: San Francisco Bay Chapter
Location: Berkeley, CA (Remote)
Reports To: Development Director
Duration: 10 hours per week for 6 months


Context: At the Sierra Club, we believe in the power of togetherness. Together, we remain committed to the fight for a healthy climate built on a foundation of environmental, racial, economic, and gender justice – a future where all people benefit from a healthy, thriving planet and a direct connection to nature. As the climate crisis and deeply entrenched systemic racism all fuel inequity, we will continue to fight for a bold, transformational agenda that recognizes the interconnectedness between our planet, our humanity, and our democracy. By recognizing that our destinies are tied, we continue to name that all things are fundamentally connected, and the overlap between ecology, race, gender, and representative government will move to either advance our collective humanity or to oppress it.

Sierra Club is comprised of staff across the country and a network of local chapters that support our grassroots engagement. We are also proud to be a unionized employer, with two labor unions representing more than half of our employees.


Scope: The Sierra Club SF Bay Chapter seeks a motivated, detail-oriented individual with a basic understanding of nonprofit fundraising. This intern will need to be highly organized and possess critical thinking skills in order to analyze data, assist with event planning, and enter donor data into Salesforce.


Job activities include but are not limited to:

  • Data compilation and organization within Google spreadsheet formats and in Salesforce.
  • Research miscellaneous fundraising opportunities and make recommendations as requested.
  • Call, email, and follow up with sponsors and guests for our annual fundraising event.
  • Data entry and other administrative support as necessary.

The successful candidate must have the following skills and experience:

  • Attention to detail
  • Highly organized
  • Familiar with Google Docs & Sheets
  • Passion and drive to take action on local environmental issues and uphold Sierra Club sustainability goals.
  • A commitment to environmental and social justice, and the Sierra Club’s mission.
  • Equity Analysis and Practice. You are aware of your group identities and how they have shaped your life and experiences at work. You have an analysis of how racism and other forms of oppression in society impact relationships, systems and culture. You bring experience and skills for working effectively with colleagues across group identities and position/role.

The strongest candidates will also demonstrate the following experience, skills and competencies:

  • Experience effectively navigating complex organizational systems, structures, and dynamics.
  • Experience with Salesforce
  • Event planning experience

Compensation and Benefits

The rate is $15/hour for 10 hours per week.

This is a category 99 non-exempt, non-represented, temporary position.

Sierra Club is a 501(c)(4) non-profit organization. Sierra Club employees are not eligible to participate in the Federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program.

Sierra Club values the expertise and talents of foreign nationals. Sierra Club sponsors both nonimmigrant and immigrant visas when certain criteria are met, based on immigration laws and organizational needs. Such sponsorship is at the discretion of the Department Head and Sierra Club Human Resources in consultation with the employee’s manager. The Sierra Club cannot guarantee the approval of a visa petition. The Sierra Club is an equal opportunity employer committed to workforce diversity.


To Apply

This position does not have an undergraduate education requirement. If you choose to include your education history, please remove your schools from your resume. You may leave your degree (e.g., "B.A. Philosophy"), but please remove any undergraduate and graduate school names.

This anonymous process is aimed at opening this opportunity to more candidates, reviewing applicants on performance assessments and mitigating bias in the decision-making process.

Lastly, we are intentionally not asking for a cover letter, so please do not send one in with your application.


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