Development / Operations Intern – San Francisco Suicide Prevention

Development Intern Job Description

SFSP Description:

San Francisco Suicide Prevention is the oldest community-based telephone crisis center in the United States. Founded in 1962, the organization adopted a crisis management model developed by the Samaritans Centers in Great Britain and Europe. To this day the agency trains local volunteers who provide suicide prevention and crisis intervention services to callers. Over 500 other crisis centers across the United States now utilize the same concept.


San Francisco Suicide Prevention is looking to hire a part-time Intern to join our Development Department. Our department is responsible for all funding of the agency, focusing on Individual Donors, Giving Campaigns, Fundraising Events, and Grants. This is a great opportunity for someone who has a background in non profit work or volunteerism, and would like to learn more about the administrative/financial/business side of working in a non profit environment.

The intern will be responsible for One core project that they will develop on behalf of the agency, which can be used for later career aspirations and job searches. No direct experience necessary, all items will be trained, this is a great learning opportunity in the business side of non profit work.

The time commitment will be based on availability and is flexible, but we are looking for part time. Roughly 8hrs every week (split between 2 days) between the weekday hours 9AM-6PM; this can change slightly week to week, but we prefer a regular schedule.

Job Responsibilities:

Social Media and Marketing of agency, specifically marketing new Chat Program
Speaking on behalf of the agency at events or in groups
Direct Mailings – includes addressing and stuffing appeal letters
Researching funding opportunities, potential donors, and grants
Creating Donor Profiles
Administrative work
Donor retention and appreciation support
Helping to organize small to large fundraising events
Attendance and support at Resource Development Committee meetings
And supporting the Director of Development in other needed tasks


Must be 21+ (some events are at bars)
Interest in fundraising and development
Undergraduate/Graduate students preferred
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Strong inter-personal skills
Ability to work independently as well as a part of a team

How to apply

To Apply: Please send a brief cover letter and resume to by March 6th. Start date May 30th (Internship period ends June 30th). Reports to the Director of Operations and Development.