Development Internship

San Antonio, Texas, United States | RAICES Development Program | Part-time | COVID-19 remote


RAICES – Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services

Fall 2021 Internship, 10-week commitment: Your start and end dates will be discussed with your interviewer and/or supervisor. Interviews will be conducted via phone or Google Hangouts. 

 Location:  Due to Covid19 this position will be remote/; 2511 N. Loop 1604 E. Suite 102 San Antonio, TX 78258  

Schedule: 15-30hrs per week

Concentration: Development, Immigration, Organizing, Management, Communications

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 administrations 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 oftentimes, 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 hands-on support to the RAICES Development Department, which drives fundraising and oversees several large communication and engagement projects within the organization. The intern will be given the opportunity to work alongside specific teams, such as donor relations, data management, corporate partnerships, and community/volunteer engagement, to hone general and key skill sets each team requires from donor and supporter copywriting to database management. This internship is a great opportunity for individuals who desire to gain experience and explore nonprofit administration. 


  • Coordinate closely with the donor engagement team on email, website, and social media copy
  • Assist with volunteer operations through research, data tracking, and educational materials 
  • Research and prepare briefing memos for corporate partnership development
  • Organize and assist with the maintenance of donor data software (Customer Relationship Management) 
  • Actively participate in development team meetings and strategy sessions
  • Assist with special projects and administrative tasks as requested


  • Must be 18 years of age and a college student with an interest in nonprofit management
  • Familiar with Microsoft Office and Google Suite
  • Strong research skills and an inquisitive mind
  • Demonstrates strong verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills 
  • Attention to detail
  • Willing to work and represent the immigrant population;

Additional Comments:
By interning with the RAICES you will gain a 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.