Development Assistant    (part-time)


Summer Mktg/Social Media Intern

This Is My Brave’s part-time Development Assistant will be responsible for assisting with the execution of This Is My Brave’s fundraising strategy. This role provides critical administrative support to the organization with a focus on donor solicitation and acknowledgement, database management, ticket sales and event support. As this position attends all local shows and events, some evening and weekend hours are required. MUST be able to commute to Ashburn, VA office two days per week (ideally Tuesdays and Thursdays, with some flexibility). 


  • Creating and running reports in Salesforce on donor activity
  • Send thank you letters, donation receipts, follow-up communications and complimentary material to the donors, presenting the organization’s activities to supporters
  • Follow and track Facebook {Birthday} fundraisers being set up by our volunteers & fans, thanking donors
  • Research and compilation of prospective local sponsors in each of the cities we're holding shows
  • Work with program staff to write, prepare, and submit grant proposals; assist in preparation of grant reports at the conclusion of grant period
  • Online searches to identify pipeline of grant opportunities
  • Identify/secure sponsors, set up meetings and engage them in opportunities for events
  • Conduct third party and cause marketing outreach with corporations
  • Work with team to increase our donor support through innovative new ideas
  • Between 5 - 10 hours per week


  • Bachelor’s degree, with at least two years of work experience
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, specifically Excel
  • Strong knowledge of database applications, specifically Salesforce

Interested individuals please email resume & cover letter to:


We are seeking a Marketing/Social Media college intern - ideally someone studying psychology or social work, or even marketing with an interest in mental health - to help us with various projects. This is an unpaid internship, but offers excellent experience in a non-profit entrepreneurial environment with the opportunity to contribute your ideas and have your voice heard as a valuable contributor to the team.

Our physical location is Ashburn, Virginia, but we also work out of home offices so this will be a work-from-home opportunity, with meetings in person at the office once a week to go over work and set new assignments.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Data entry into our database
  • Scheduling of weekly social media content
  • Writing thank you notes and inspirational quotes to include with our Brave Gear orders
  • Assisting with organizing of Alumni gatherings
  • Merchandising and marketing of Brave Gear
  • and more to be determined


  • MUST BE Local to the DC metro area
  • Social media savvy (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Google+, YouTube)
  • Ability to travel to Ashburn, VA bi-weekly 
  • 5-15 hours a week
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Must work well independently
  • Creative thinker, not afraid to offer up ideas for new and unique ways to reach our target audience
  • Video production skills (Animoto or iMovie) a plus

This is an exciting chance to get involved - and have a voice - with an organization which is on the leading edge of social change when it comes to the way society views mental illness. This internship position will start June 1, 2018 and would run through August, until the intern needs to return to school.

To apply, please email: jennifer(at) and submit your resume and a video clip (can be shot on your smartphone or using a computer's webcam) telling us why you're interested in joining our team.