Lousiville or remote with some required in-office work



Deadline date



The ACLU-KY Development Department internship program is designed to expose individuals to the full spectrum of donor development and fundraising and provide hands-on experience in the field, while also helping strengthen the department and its mission. The mission of the ACLU-KY Development team is to fund our organization’s work to preserve the civil liberties of Kentuckians. We use the ACLU-KY value statement and a racial justice lens to identify and activate the full potential of donors by connecting donors to our work, make the case for increased and sustained support, and create long-lasting relationships with our philanthropic base throughout the state. 

The intern will learn about the full spectrum of development activities within the ACLU-KY and will work with different members of the Development Department to gain experience from an established and dynamic development program. With guidance and mentorship from the Development Director, the intern will work on projects related to their specific learning goals. Additionally, the intern will be exposed to valuable professional tools such as Salesforce, Asana, and other digital platforms that are becoming increasingly ubiquitous in the nonprofit and business setting. The intern may be asked to assist with cultivation activities such as donor events, mailings, and email updates.  

Qualifications and Requirements:

Prior experience with donor development and fundraising is not required. Success in this role requires strong organizational skills, the ability to prioritize, discretion with confidential materials, willingness to learn and engage with a variety of donors, and a strong belief in the ACLU of Kentucky’s work and mission. It occasionally will require travel, evening, and weekend work.  

This position is based in Louisville and will be required to report in-person for weekly meetings and check-ins. The development intern will need to attend in-person weekly all-staff meetings (generally held on Mondays at 10AM), weekly Development department meetings (generally held on Wednesdays at 10AM), and our fundraising events. They will also need to schedule in-person weekly one-on-one check-ins with the Development Director. They are invited, but not required, to attend strategy sessions with various members of the Development team. 


The ACLU-KY Development Internship is a 16-week program that requires no more than 20 hours per week with a flexible start date and weekly hours. Interns are compensated at $20 per hour for a total not to exceed $6,400. Interns may be eligible for a second 16-week internship session depending on intern interest, performance, department needs and department budgetary constraints. 

How to Apply:

Applicants can submit a cover letter and resume to chloe@aclu-ky.org with subject line “Development Internship.” Please indicate where you learned of this internship in your application materials. 

Priority deadline is 5PM, November 17, 2023.



The ACLU of Kentucky is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need assistance applying online, please e-mail chloe@aclu-ky.org. If you are selected for an interview, you will receive additional information regarding how to request an accommodation for the interview process. 

The ACLU of Kentucky is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. The ACLU of Kentucky encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, criminal history, and veteran status.