Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence - Development Intern

Washington, D.C.
Advocacy / Grassroots

Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence - Development Intern


LOCATION: Washington, DC, USA

INDUSTRY: Advocacy/Grassroots

FORMAT: Our office is able to host a REMOTE OR IN-PERSON intern (depending on mutual preference).

TIME ZONE: Eastern, Central, and Pacific

WORKING HOURS: There is flexibility regarding which hours the intern works.

ABOUT US: Brady has one powerful mission — to unite all Americans against gun violence.

Each year, 40,000 people in the U.S. die from gun violence. We can change that. No organization has a more comprehensive and systematic approach to ending America’s gun violence epidemic than Brady. They say it can't be done. But we know Americans can do anything. Even end this epidemic of gun violence. For we are more powerful than any problem when we work as one. Now is the time to unite people, from coast to coast, young and old, liberal and conservative, fed up and fired up, and free our country from what is killing us. It's in our hands.

No organization has a more comprehensive and systematic approach to ending America’s gun violence epidemic. Brady believes that Americans, working together, are more powerful than any problem and we invite those who feel the same way to join us in our work. We know our multi-pronged approach of education, litigation, and legislation will ensure that one day, every American can live free from the fear of being shot. Join us in creating that America.

For more than 40 years, the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence has been the leading national voice in the prevention of gun violence with an unrivaled history of success. The Brady Bill, which was signed into law in 1993, remains the single most effective gun violence prevention policy in history, with Brady background checks blocking more than 3 million sales of guns to prohibited purchasers such as domestic abusers, convicted violent criminals, and people with dangerous mental illnesses. In the words of President Bill Clinton, “countless people are alive today” because of the work of Jim and Sarah Brady and the Brady Center.

RESPONSIBILITIES & PROJECTS: The Development Intern, working out of our DC headquarters, will support the organization’s fundraising efforts. Working closely with the entire development team, the Development Intern will assist with the planning and execution of in-person and virtual events, research current and prospective donors including individuals and institutional foundations, enter information into our donor database, and other projects designed to further the development team’s goals. The best candidate will be flexible, enthusiastic, and passionate about gun violence prevention. 

Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Work closely with the major gifts team to steward relationships with major donors and members of Brady’s Regional Leadership Councils.
  • Assist with drafting and editing grant applications, prospecting potential funders, and updating the grant calendar.
  • Conduct research on current and prospective donors and put together research profiles to share with the team.
  • Help spearhead virtual events including drafting invites, creating invite lists, assisting with the development of the run of show, and drafting follow up messaging.
  • Assist with donor outreach and record maintenance. 
  • Conduct research on prospective partners and topic areas within gun violence (gender-based violence, safe storage education, etc). 
  • Attend meetings with external and internal partners, providing preparation documents and occasionally note-taking. 

SPECIALIED SKILLS: No previous development experience is required, although it is preferred. This internship is designed for the Intern to learn the ins and outs of fundraising at a nonprofit advocacy organization. 

  • Strong writing skills, including precise grammar, punctuation, and spelling.
  • Ability to work well under pressure within a fast-paced, high-performing team.
  • Strong desire to be a key team contributor.
  • Self-motivated, creative, dependable and accountable.
  • Available to do a combination of in person at our DC headquarters and remote work.
  • Available to work Monday - Thursday, 9:00 - 5:00pm eastern time. 
  • Experience with the Google suite and databases preferred.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: At Brady, our interns are folded into the rest of our staff, and have the ability to attend our weekly All-Staff meetings, social activities, retreats, and intern-oriented outings. 


  • Access to high-speed Wi-Fi
  • Personal Laptop
  • Web Camera