Development Internship

Namlo has opened up a position for an unpaid internship. We are looking for a driven, ambitious, and fearless development Intern. Founded in 1999, Namlo International is a small international development organization based in Denver. Our mission is to build long-term partnerships with vulnerable communities to support them in developing solutions to promote economic, educational, and nutritional well-being. Namlo’s approach to this work is through asset-based community-driven approach.


Namlo International’s core programming focuses on services that provide marginalized, impoverished, and isolated communities with access to income-generating opportunities through competitive market linkages, improved educational opportunities through teacher training and school infrastructure, and health and nutritional programming through nutrition training, upgrading sanitation facilities, increasing water access, and promoting organic agriculture that leads to diet diversity and economic security.


These internships are designed to offer students an opportunity to learn about how small international non-profits operate at home and conduct development work in other countries. Duties can include communications and PR, research and evaluation, fundraising support, community outreach, and strategy development, among other assigned duties. Ideal candidates have a genuine interest in international development. These internships will offer interns with the opportunity to interface with the teams in the field.

Job Description

You will work with Namlo’s Programs and Administrative Coordinator to garner interest and support in Namlo, while widening its donor base, and maintaining engagement from current donor base. Duties include: research new marketing opportunities and strategies, write and edit print materials for fundraising campaigns, research and provide expertise in fundraising strategies, solicit in-kind donations for events, work in donor database to pull reports and maintain donor files, assist with creating written materials for outreach, make thank you calls and appeal calls to donors. Through these means, you will increase Namlo’s income and help achieve our vision of thriving communities.


  • Not afraid to ask for a donation in person, on the phone or via social media
  • Motivated by goal setting and consistently aims to smash the goal
  • Experienced in data tracking and analysis
  • Is interested and willing to dig deep into donor data analysis
  • Effective speaker
  • Interested in meeting new people, and learning about what makes them tick
  • Able to work alone and in a team
  • Self-starter
  • Not afraid to ask for help, but is willing to try on their own.
  • Spanish speaker (Not Required)


Please submit a cover letter, resume, and a sample donation appeal email to with the subject line DEV INTERN