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Brighter Lives BTL, Inc. is a startup nonprofit organization that works to do just that–brighten lives. This organization was created to improve the lives of those who have been overlooked by forming initiatives and programs through which members advocate for the advancement of their everyday lives. This is a service-oriented organization, which will work alongside other entities to provide an improved quality of life to communities that are under-resourced. Brighter Lives BTL, Inc. focuses on five target issues, which include, but are not limited to economic inequality, educational inequality, identity-based discrimination, political involvement, and youth empowerment & recreation.

The Finance and Development Intern will be responsible for reviewing and generally supporting the finance and development department of Brighter Lives BTL. This position will receive firsthand knowledge into NPO financial recording protocols (i.e. bookkeeping, federal tax recording, etc.) and development (i.e. fundraising campaigns, appeals, etc.) practices. This position will be fully remote, and more information about physical location will be provided, if necessary. We're hiring for Spring 2021 but there is possibility for a permanent position with the organization. The following are the basic responsibilities of this position:

  • Recording all monetary movement of the organization as required by law

  • Keeping keen on financial and legal obligations of nonprofit organizations

  • Drafting and ensuring adherence to an organizational budget

  • Planning and assisting in fundraising campaigns and events

  • Collaborating with organizational management for program proposals

  • Managing non-financial donations

  • Supporting organizational administration with donor and member relations


  • Enrolled in an accredited college or university (any year/classification) during course of internship

  • Proficiency in Google Workplace (Docs, Slides, and Sheets primarily)

  • Access to computer/tablet/etc. with internet access

  • Experience with Wave, Microsoft Excel and/or similar bookkeeping software preferred

  • Self-motivated and passionate individuals who bring their personality to their roles, where needed

  • Sufficient knowledge of or willingness to learn accounting/bookkeeping procedures

  • Collaborative work and leadership style

  • Excellent interpersonal, communications, and basic math skills required

  • Experience with bookkeeping and/or fundraising a plus

  • Unrelenting creativity, innovation, and enthusiasm required!

We're looking for individuals who are:

  • Dependable -- more reliable than spontaneous

  • People-oriented -- enjoys interacting with people and working on group projects

  • Adaptable/flexible -- enjoys doing work that requires frequent shifts in direction

  • Detail-oriented -- would rather focus on the details of work than the bigger picture

  • Innovative -- prefers working in unconventional ways or on tasks that require creativity

Part Time: 10-19 hours/week

Working Hours: Monday to Friday, 10AM to 6PM but subject to availability

US Work Authorization Required

To apply, send over a resumé and cover letter to our official email or apply through Indeed or Handshake. We'll contact you promptly, no need to contact us!

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Finance and Development Internship: Team Members
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