PICS Organization Name

East Harlem, New York 

Organization Description

DREAM provides youth with opportunities to play, learn, and grow. Our mission is to level the field by empowering all children to recognize their potential and realize their dreams. Through a Pre-K - 12th grade charter school and comprehensive afterschool and summer program, DREAM serves 2,500 youth in East Harlem and the South Bronx.

The PICS intern will be a very important part in helping our team communicate with our donors about their support of our sports based youth development summer program which typically serves over 1,300 youth in East Harlem and the South Bronx.

Internship Description

The Development intern will have a diverse set of responsibilities and will work closely with the entire Advancement Team and across other departments within the organization.

They will lead stewardship for one of our cornerstone fundraising campaigns, called Team Sponsorship. For the right candidate, this is an excellent opportunity to gain experience on a major gifts team and learn about donor stewardship.

Responsibilities include:

  • Execute Team Sponsorship campaign stewardship by becoming intimately familiar with our summer REALKids program;
  • Work closely with other interns to visit multiple teams per week throughout the summer;
  • Assist with Corporate Partnership stewardship including lead sponsor planning and execution for the end of summer celebration event, Championship Day;
  • Support Salesforce database management;
  • Assist with donor prospect research;
  • Assist with corporate volunteer engagements throughout the summer including softball and wiffle ball tournaments;
  • Assist with supporting the execution of events and stewardship for the DREAM Ambassadors
  • Other duties as assigned
Weekly Stipend # of Weeks Start Time End Time Housing Provided? Public Transportation? Certificate Requirement? Can be Remote?
$500 8 10:00 am 5:00 pm No Yes No Yes

Internship Qualifications

  • Excellent writing and interpersonal communications skills;
  • Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Office, Excel and Internet);
  • Ability to work & manage projects within a team structure as well as independently;
  • Motivation, the ability to take initiative and use creative problem solving skills;
  • Excellent organizational skills;
  • Professionalism, dependability and punctuality are a must;
  • Salesforce database skills are a huge plus (not required);
  • Works well with quick deadlines;
  • Interest in working in an organization that focuses on social impact

Former Interns
Jake Rodgers '22, Yael Marans '21, Gus Binnie '21

Evaluation Excerpt

I would say that DREAM had an amazingly friendly work environment. Colleen was so nice, caring, and motivating. She always invited me to meetings to see the inner works of the organization. I know that myself and other interns were extremely thankful for these opportunities. -- Jake Rodgers '22

One of DREAM’s strengths is its firm rooting in its history and the commitment to their narrative that they grew as an organization in response to the needs of the East Harlem community. I also think DREAM has exceptional community outreach and connections with the families of their students. --Yael Marans '21