JustFix.nyc is seeking a full-time or part-time Fundraising Development Intern with an entrepreneurial spirit and a passion for tenant rights to join us on our mission to co-design and build data-driven tools for tenants, housing organizers, and legal advocates fighting displacement.

Reporting to the Executive Director, they will support with donor management, researching new funder prospects, and drafting grant proposals and reports. The Fundraising Development Intern will apply their strong writing and research skills to grow and expand the overall work of JustFix.nyc. This is a great opportunity for someone looking to gain more professional experience in these areas at a small, innovative nonprofit organization.

JustFix.nyc’s team is largely based in New York City. We are currently working remotely due to COVID-19 and will continue to do so until it is safe to return to an office.

This internship is available for the Spring semester and/or Summer 2021.

Key Responsibilities*:
Donor Management (35%)

  • Draft correspondence, reports, thank yous and other donor notes
  • Work with Marketing and Communications Manager on reviewing materials for donor relationships
  • Use Airtable to track, maintain, and update prospects, donors, proposals, reports, deadlines, and relationships
  • Represent JustFix.nyc effectively to external stakeholders, including funders and partner agencies
  • Assist with mailings and special projects as needed

Research and Outreach (25%)

  • Identify and solicit new funders by conducting research on potential donors and strategic partners
  • Assist Executive Director in organizing day-to-day communications with individual and foundation donors
  • Draft profiles of prospective donors

Grant Writing (25%)

  • Lead the development of grant proposals and reports for smaller foundation, corporate, and government funders on behalf of JustFix.nyc, in collaboration with the Executive Director
  • Support in the development of large, complex proposal submissions, including preparing attachments and contributing to narrative sections
  • Work effectively with program team to generate high-quality drafts for review

Internal Responsibilities (15%)

  • Team meetings
  • Manager and peer check-ins
  • Anti-racism initiatives and curriculum
  • Org-wide initiatives

*Other duties may also be assigned

Qualities & Skills
Must have:

  • Motivated by our mission
  • Desire to build something that makes an impact
  • Strong writing and research skills
  • Ability to multi-task and work independently
  • Relationship-based, with strong communication and interpersonal skills, with aptitude for giving and receiving feedback
  • Self-organization, efficiency and ability to meet deadlines
  • Collaborative mindset with ability to communicate expectations and commitments, both as a leader and as a team player
  • Growth mindset with an ability to adapt and learn quickly

Nice to have:

  • Familiarity with and knowledge about stakeholders across the housing justice ecosystem, ideally in NYC
  • Interest in civic technology and co-design
  • Experience in a startup environment or nonprofit organization (either an actual startup, or an entrepreneurial context within a larger organization)
  • Ability to identify, understand, and articulate program needs and outcomes in collaboration with program staff
  • Proven track record of securing grants
  • A connection to the people we support and the tools we are building
  • Already embedded in the housing justice ecosystem across the US
  • English and Spanish dual fluency (reading, writing, speaking)
  • Local to NYC

Why Work for JustFix.nyc:

  • Monthly tenant engagement opportunities. Spend time and learn with the communities with whom we build for and update our tools.
  • Small and collaborative work culture. We are a small team that works together closely and emphasizes learning from each other, with dedicated time for any staff member to share the skills they’re most excited about with the team.


An internship stipend may be offered in addition to college credit or university-sponsored fellowship stipend.

About JustFix.nyc

JustFix.nyc is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that builds tools for tenants and advocates fighting displacement. Our mission is to galvanize a 21st century tenant movement working towards housing for all — and we think the power of data and technology should be accessible to those fighting this fight. Our vision is to provide tools that make it easier for tenants to know and exercise their rights. By combining highly scalable web-based, mobile-friendly, and SMS tools with advanced housing data analysis, we have a mission to galvanize a 21st century tenant movement working towards housing for all. We are driven by the belief that all NYC residents deserve a dignified tenancy, with access to legal representation, social services, and opportunities to organize while navigating the complex and currently inequitable world of housing.

Our team is supported by the Robin Hood Foundation, Open Society Foundations, New York Community Trust, and many others. We are proud to work with over 50 community-based organizations, legal service providers, and other partner organizations who collectively serve tens of thousands of tenants every year.

Read more about us: CNN | Brick Underground | The Appeal | TechCrunch | Fast Company | Forbes 30 Under 30

JustFix.nyc is committed to equity and fostering a community that values diverse perspectives and experiences, particularly from those who we aim to serve. We actively seek a diverse pool of applicants from, or who have worked closely with, historically marginalized groups, including but not limited to people with disabilities, people of color, LGBTQ people, first- or second-generation immigrants, and people from low-income families.