Nonprofit Marketing/Development Intern

Lynchburg Daily Bread


For 30 years, Lynchburg Daily Bread has provided a hot meal to the needy of the Lynchburg area. They are the only soup kitchen in the area and serve a free, nutritious lunch 365 days a year.  In 2012, we served 53,313 meals to the homeless and hungry.


The Non-Profit Marketing/Development Intern has
the opportunity to participate in and learn about all aspects of running a non-profit social service agency, including donor development, fundraising, grant & foundation research, and vendor & volunteer management as well as responding to the day-to-day opportunities and needs. Reporting to the Executive Director, the intern will be responsible for developing the donor database, providing customer service to clients, supporting the volunteer coordinator, and working with all levels of staff to provide meals.


Open to all majors, but applicants should have an interest in human services, nonprofit management, marketing, fundraising and/or event planning with a special interest in the issues of homelessness, hunger/food security, and economic development.


This is an unpaid position.



         Update/Expand  donor database by researching potential donors, address changes and donor information

         Creating and maintaining archive of client testimonials for inclusion in thank-you packets, including soliciting and writing stories

         Develop new and creative ways to market the Daily Bread

         Spring semester interns: assist in the publicity and coordination of a 4 mile race (fundraiser)

         Process returned mail, email bounces, address change requests

         Handle sensitive and/or confidential documents and information

         Answer phones and route incoming calls to appropriate parties

         Provide support to the kitchen staff and volunteers as needed

         As able, intern may have an opportunity to assist in grant research and writing, website/social media, volunteer management, and administrative tasks essential to non-profit management


Required Qualifications:

         Strong interpersonal and organizational skills, with attention to detail and a high level of discretion

         Ability to attend to multiple priorities simultaneously and to execute detailed follow-through

         Ability to work as a team member and to work independently with initiative

         Professional telephone manner and willingness to communicate comfortably with a diverse populations, from donors to clients

         Energetic, self-motivated, and flexible

         Adept at using Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Word and PowerPoint



Candidates who have previously volunteered with the Daily Bread will be given preference.


Location of Assignment:  Majority of tasks can be done in dorm, at home, in computer lab or wherever personal computer access is available. Intern will be expected to work on-site once every 2 weeks, during which time they will meet with Supervisor and provide on-site support.


Application Process:

Submit a cover letter and one-page resume to Lara Jesser, Volunteer Coordinator, via email at:  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.