Hope For Life is a grassroots organization empowering materially impoverished youth to seek abundant lives. We support youth with the resources, stability, and education they need so they can obtain flourishing futures for themselves and their communities.


Our staff- both volunteers and paid - are a vital part of our organization. They are people that passionately believe in the organization, engage in important work, and help us execute our vision. Our goal is to gather a growing group of committed and passionate supporters of HFL with certain areas of expertise.


Internships that develop a variety of professional skills and offer hands-on experience in the areas of project management, marketing communications, event production, and knowledge in operating a non-profit organization. As a small non-profit, we are able to tailor your internship to areas that you wish to develop in order to help you reach your future professional goals.


  • Passion . Strong team members who are passionate about impacting children, and developing opportunities for the materially poor.

  • Communication & Organization . To efficiently run our programs, good communication and organizational skills are required. Staff and interns are expected to be proactive, able to meet deadlines, and open to receiving instruction.

  • Team Players . Every staff invests part of their week towards their area of focus first, and as needs arise, to the other tasks and goals at HFL.

  • Meetings . Staff meet every week (the time/day is predetermined each quarter) for a minimum two hours for collaboration, synergy, and mutual support. If you’re not able to attend the team meeting, you must work with the Development Director to identify another meeting time.

  • Advocacy . As a grassroots organization, we rely on our supporters to help spread the word. As such, we need our team to help lead the way. Share our social media posts. Help us get connected with donors, supporters, companies, schools, NGOs etc. that might be interested in partnering with HFL.



The Fundraising Associate will work with the Executive Director and Development Director in planning and implementing new fundraising initiatives. He/she will have the opportunity to lead research, planning and implementation aspects of these projects. The Fundraising Associate must be an excellent communicator, highly organized, and detail oriented.


  • Conduct research and develop materials for peer-to-peer campaigns
  • Create a grant tracking system to help organize applications
  • Assist with research and writing grant applications
  • Research and develop a strategy for outreach, with the primary goal of acquiring new donors
  • Serve as an ambassador to HFL by attending outreach and networking events
  • Assist in donor stewardship activities such as writing thank you cards
  • Work with the Development Director to ensure that all fundraising systems are accurate and up-to-date

Required Skills

  • Motivated self-starter and initiator
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Interest in non-profit organizations, child empowerment and issues surrounding global poverty
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office and Gmail applications
  • The ability to work both independently and collaboratively
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills to meet deadlines
  • Demonstrated flexibility and sense of humor
  • Preferred: Experience in customer service, using a CRM, and outreach

Details and How to Apply

  • Supervisors: Executive Director and Development Director
  • Duration: must be at least 10 weeks, may be longer if desired.
  • Type: must be at least 10 hours per week, may be more if desired.
  • Location: Seattle, WA
  • Compensation: Unpaid; Willing to work with school to provide credit hours

Please answer the questions below and send them with your resume to Ally Shook, Development Director, at allison@hopeforlife.us.

  • Which position are you applying for?
  • Why do you want to intern at Hope For Life?
  • How does your previous experience/education qualify you for this position?
  • What do you hope to achieve from this internship?
  • Please provide the name of one professional reference and the following information:
    • Your relationship
    • How long your reference has known you
    • Reference’s phone and email


This opportunity started on Sept. 16, 2019, 2 a.m. and ended on Dec. 20, 2019, 2 a.m. CDT and happens once. All events occur at an action's local time based on the latest information provided to us. The time listed here has been automatically converted to your device's timezone.


  819 N. 49th Street, Seattle, Washington, 98103, USA

Skills & Requirements
Administrative & Office
Age 18+
Grant Writing or Fundraising

Hope For Life

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