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Prospect Research and Stewardship Intern

companyGlobal Refuge
locationBaltimore, MD, USA
PublishedPublished: 6/14/2022
Full Time

Job Description

If you are passionate about transforming communities with a mission-driven organization, then we have the opportunity for you!

Reporting to the Prospect Research Analyst, the Prospect Research and Stewardship Intern will support the fundraising goals of Global Refuge by providing accurate, comprehensive, and timely information on donors and prospective donors in the form of composing research summaries, supporting the efficient management and segmentation of donors and prospects, and providing support to maximize fundraiser efficiency. This is a paid internship.

Global Refuge, formerly known as Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS), is a nonprofit serving newcomers seeking safety, support, and a share in the American dream. Since 1939, we have welcomed those seeking refuge, upholding a legacy of compassion and grace for people in crisis. We walk alongside individuals, families, and children as they begin their new lives in the United States through our work in refugee resettlement, welcome and respite services for asylum seekers, economic empowerment and employment, and family unification for unaccompanied children. To date, we have served over 750,000 people from around the globe. Our comprehensive services leverage our extensive organizational expertise as well as government, community, and faith partnerships.

Attracting and retaining the best talent is vital to our continued growth and we are proud to offer an excellent benefits package including:

  • medical, dental, vision available the first day of employment,
  • professional development, tuition reimbursement,
  • generous paid time off including 20 days of vacation, 12 days of sick leave, 12 paid holidays,
  • 12 weeks of fully paid parental leave and up to 12 weeks of fully paid FMLA leave,
  • company 403(b) contribution of 3%, an additional 7% match which vests immediately,
  • Family Building benefits for reproductive procedures, adoption/foster care assistance, and
  • an annual wellness benefit that can be customized to support your personal needs including funding enrichment classes, gym memberships, and healthy eating plans (to name a few) all in an inclusive and progressive environment!

At Global Refuge, welcoming newcomers isn't just our duty-it's an inherent part of our identity, rooted in our Lutheran heritage and inspired values and serving as a testament to our unwavering commitment to those in search of refuge. Please join us as we make a difference in the lives of newcomers.


  • Segment data for the purposes of identifying and segmenting rated donors and prospects and fundraising activities.
  • Synthesize information and disseminate results through written profiles and reports.
  • Interpret, analyze, and synthesize biographical and financial information on individuals, foundations, and corporations, based on fundraising strategies and objectives.
  • Assess prospects' giving capability and philanthropic tendencies using WealthEngine, LexisNexis and other systems as needed.
  • Track stewardship information and donor interests in Salesforce.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree or combination of relevant education and experience preferred.
  • Advanced experience working in Microsoft Word is required.
  • Experience in prospect research, prospect management, or data analysis, ideally in a mission-driven, philanthropically supported non-profit is preferred.
  • Ability to communicate in a professional manner orally and through written communications.
  • Demonstrated experience and proficiency using specialized data sources such as Salesforce, WealthEngine and LexisNexis is preferred.
  • Excellent organization and analytical skills, responsiveness, and attention to detail.
  • Professional and friendly demeanor.
  • Ability to use good judgment, take initiative, anticipate and respond to needs, prioritize and solve problems.
  • Understanding of industry best practices and demonstrated ethical compliance as defined by the Association for Fundraising Professionals
  • Ability to function effectively as a member of a team, ensuring close coordination and integration with other staff members.
  • Deep commitment to Global Refuge's core values and ability to model those values in relationships with colleagues and partners.


Real-world non-profit experience interacting with a best-in-class management team and participating in dynamic group discussions.

Numerous opportunities to demonstrate and enhance your professional writing skills while taking your on-the-job experience to the next level.

Unique exposure to wealth profiling software and access to other databases and fundraising systems will benefit your career for years to come.

Global Refuge is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws. We participate in E-Verify.

We offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package in an innovative and rewarding work environment. Salaries are based on the latest market data and reflect the education, skills and requirements for the role. Differentials may exist based on the region and language abilities. Global Refuge has been welcoming newcomers since 1939. Learn more at

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