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ChildServe Foundation Internship in Johnston, Iowa

Foundation Internship

Internships Johnston, Iowa



The Foundation Intern at ChildServe will assist the Foundation department with prospect research, database cleansing, and event support. The internship will provide a current college student the opportunity to learn about fundraising in the non-profit sector.


10-20 hours/week, during standard business hours. Can be flexible with class and other work schedules. Work will be completed at our ChildServe location in Johnston.

This is an unpaid opportunity. The internship can be offered to those applicants seeking course credit and/or specific college internship requirements.What You'll Do

Prospect Research (approximately 50% of experience)

  • Utilize online sources of public information to create high-level research on individuals, families, corporations, and foundations

  • Learn how to source prospects from possible links to our mission, biographical information, and philanthropic tendencies

Database Cleansing (approximately 40% of experience)

  • Utilize online sources of public information, hard copy documents/mailings, and exports from the Server to make updates in existing constituent records

  • Learn how to improve the integrity of Development data via the User Interface and Server database formats

Events Support (approximately 10% of experience)

  • Assist with registrations, compilation of event support materials and other details for successful execution of the golf/gala events

What You'll Need

  • Internet searching and research experience

  • Writing and composition ability

  • Database experience preferred

  • Ability to be a self-starter

  • Flexibility, creativity, and organization skills

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs

  • An interest in non-profit management, community development, and health and human services

  • Ability to communicate effectively in reading, writing, and speaking the English language

Why ChildServe?

ChildServe has earned the title of Top Workplace every year since 2014. Here’s why employees love working here:

  • Our work matters. We partner with families to help children with special healthcare needs live a great life.

  • We’re not your average non-profit. We serve 4,600 children each year through over 30 specialty pediatric services in the Ames, Des Moines, and Iowa City areas. Many of our programs are one-of-a-kind.

  • Our team members rock. Our teams are filled with people who care about their coworkers, and who believe that collaboration is key to providing exceptional care to children.

  • Our learning never stops. As a non-profit dedicated to innovation, we’re proud to help many team members gain new certifications, continue their education, take their expertise to the next level, and find new opportunities to advance their career right here at ChildServe.

  • We’re moving forward together. Experts across multiple disciplines work together to help kids get the best care possible.

Ready to leave work every day knowing you’ve made a difference for kids and families? Let’s move Forward Together - apply today! Child Serve is an Equal Opportunity Employer.