Development Internship

San Antonio, Texas, United States Part-time

RAICES – Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services

Spring Semester internships (with a possibility of extension): January-May; your start and end dates will be discussed with your interviewer and/or supervisor.

Location: San Antonio, TX

Schedule: 10-15hrs per week

Concentration: Development, Immigration, Organizing, Management, Communications

Interviews will be in-person if you are a local applicant; interviews can be conducted via phone or Google Hangouts if you are not a local applicant.



Founded in 1987, RAICES is the largest non-profit immigration organization in Texas with offices in Austin, Corpus Christi, Dallas, Fort Worth, and San Antonio with additional staff in Houston, Washington, D.C., and many other locations around Texas. As one of the front line organizations working in immigration, RAICES serves unaccompanied minors, detained families, survivors of human trafficking and domestic violence, refugees, asylum seekers, and immigrants from all countries. In addition to employing over 50 attorneys, RAICES advocates at the state and national level for policy change, is an ORR Resettlement Agency, and provides social support to immigrant communities through direct services including shelter and linking families with a network of advocates around the country. RAICES is strategically located in communities close to detention centers and immigration courts to provide crucial representation and advocacy through relationships with our surrounding communities.


During this past year, state and federal administration have been implementing outrageous immigration policies that target different populations of immigrants. These executive actions and anti-immigrant legislations are typically misconstrued by media, often spreading fear and hopelessness, leaving people misinformed and often times, terrified. In this fast-paced, current political atmosphere of constant changes in immigration law, we believe it is crucial to prioritize that affected communities be empowered to fight back, organize and defend themselves while being well informed of the current political situation and their rights.


The Development Intern will provide support to and work alongside the RAICES Texas Development team. The internship includes a range of responsibilities, such as maintaining relationships with donors, researching fundraising opportunities, assisting with interdepartmental communications, and collaborating with a diverse team on multiple projects both in person and remotely. The Development Intern will be provided the opportunity to gain experience and familiarity with areas such as fundraising, philanthropy, advocacy, and the day-to-day operations of a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. This position requires organizational skills, initiative, ability to prioritize, and multitask.



  • Donor and volunteer database management;
  • Data processing, cleaning, and entry for donations and volunteers;
  • Develop donor and grants database;
  • Event coordinating;
  • Other project related tasks and deliverables.



  • Must be 18 years of age and have an interest in social services field;
  • Spanish language skills preferred;
  • Experience working with donors;
  • Experience with Microsoft Office;
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills;
  • Willing to work and represent the immigrant population;
  • Familiarity with statistics and data collection;
  • Development/fundraising experience a plus.


Additional Comments:

By interning with the RAICES Development team you will gain broad knowledge of the different components encompassing immigration law, be at the forefront of the fight for a fair immigration system and good governance, gain experience in management, operations, logistics and community organizing, have networking opportunities with other members of partner organizations, and develop leadership and personal development skills.


RAICES is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or veteran status.

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