Development Intern

Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy

About the organization

The Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy has a 35-year history of pursuing cutting edge solutions that benefit family farmers, rural communities and the planet. Our work extends from advocating for more democratic and economically just trade agreements, to advocacy for strong climate policy that supports family farmers, to spearheading inclusive food procurement programs designed for schools and early care programs. IATP is about connecting the dots in the food system. We match high-level research and analysis with on-the-ground engagement to bring policies to fruition. The location of our headquarters in Minnesota is strategic, as the deep tradition of civic engagement in this state has allowed us to serve as a laboratory to test innovative solutions that have been replicated around the country and shared around the world. IATP also has offices in Washington, D.C. and Berlin, Germany.


The Position: 

The development intern plays an integral role in supporting the organization and implementation of administrative systems that advance IATP fundraising.  


Research prospective funding partners and opportunities. 

Support the planning and execution of special events and individual donor campaigns. 

Assist with internal database and development systems management. 

Conduct further administrative duties as required.  

Participate actively in Development meetings, including weekly meetings with supervisor. 

Compensation and Time Commitment: 3-6 month initial commitment (anticipated start date in September 2021), with opportunity for extension. This position is part-time non-exempt. $15 per hour dependent on qualifications. 10-15 hours per week during regular office hours 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. CST Monday to Friday (maximum 60 hours per month). 

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Preferred Qualities and Qualifications: 

Commitment to the mission of IATP 

Minimum high school diploma and currently enrolled in a college or university program 

Interest in nonprofit administration and supporting mission-driven organizations 

Excellent communications skills, including phone and email communications 

Profound sense of professionalism and strong interpersonal skills 

Demonstrated ability to work independently and take initiative 

Well-organized and detail-oriented 

Ability to meet deadlines and produce quality work while balancing competing priorities  

Proficient in MS Office Suite, Adobe, and high level of comfort with other digital tools and databases 

Abundance of creativity and enthusiasm 

Technology Requirements Necessary for the Position: 

Regular access to a laptop computer



Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

How to Apply: Please combine your resume, cover letter and writing sample of no more than

three pages into a single PDF and submit to [email protected] Applications will be reviewed on a

rolling basis, but priority will be given to applications received by 5 p.m. CST on June 25, 2021. No

calls, please. Applicants must already be authorized to work in the United States for any employer.

IATP is committed to the principle of equity. We actively encourage women, people of color and LGBTQ+ individuals to apply for this position and all positions at IATP. IATP is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, military status or any other characteristic as established by law.

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