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Advancement Generalist Intern

The Salvation Army National Headquarters
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The Salvation Army National Headquarters in Alexandria, VA 22314
Part-time, Internship


The Salvation Army National Headquarters in Alexandria, VA 22314

Full job description

College students or graduates with subject specialties in Fundraising, Operations, Administration, Business, Accounting, Communication, Client Engagement, or Religious Studies would be the most natural fit for this position.


The Advancement Generalist Intern will support fundraising administrations for the Advancement department in NCRD. including assisting the Assistant National Community Relations and Development Secretary with day-to-day administrative tasks, financial tracking, reporting and partnership administration tasks.


The Advancement Generalist reports to the Assistant National Community Relations and Development Secretary, and may support the work of the Senior Fund Development Manager, and other advancement staff as necessary.


Advancement Administration

  • Support the administrative functions of the advancement team within the National Community Relations and Development department.
  • Perform a wide variety of tasks for the Assistant National Community Relations and Development Secretary as needed.
  • Answer general inquiries as instructed by the Assistant National Community Relations and Development Secretary.
  • Foster positive relationships with Salvation Army donors and partners.
  • Interpret policy and use sound judgement in performing tasks.
  • Develop briefs and presentations for the advancement department.
  • Research, analyze and organize advancement data.
  • Process and reconcile expenses.
  • Assist with donor mailings by printing, labeling, and preparing mailings.
  • Generate donor reports to ensure goals are being tracked.


  • Commitment to the mission of The Salvation Army.
  • Must be able to exercise sound judgement and impeccable confidentiality in dealing with donor personal data, and in working with confidential high-level advancement information.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Some experience in databases.
  • Good written and communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Proficient use of Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Bachelor’s degree or degree in process
  • Work in the office, in person.
  • Able to provide references.


9am – 4pm on any three weekdays up to 25 hours per week for 8-10 weeks. This is an in-person position at the NHQ location in Alexandria, VA.


Work is performed in a normal office environment where there are little or no physical discomforts associated with changes in weather or discomforts associated with noise, dust, dirt, and the like.

Work may require driving a vehicle where there may be discomforts associated with heavy traffic or changes in weather.

*Duration of Summer Internship: May 13 - July 29.

The Salvation Army reserves the right to reassign, revise the job or to require that different or additional tasks be performed based on the organization’s need or when circumstances change.

All employees recognize that The Salvation Army is a church and agree that they will do nothing as an employee of The Salvation Army to undermine its religious mission.

Job Types: Part-time, Internship

Expected hours: No less than 21 per week


  • Monday to Friday

Ability to Relocate:

  • Alexandria, VA 22314: Relocate before starting work (Required)

Work Location: In person