Internship Program:   Self-Help/CRL offers a 10 week summer internship program that is designed to give students valuable experience in a professional setting while broadening their knowledge of Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI’s). Participants may also expand their knowledge of The Center for Responsible Lending (CRL) works which ensures a fair, inclusive financial marketplace that creates opportunities for all credit-worthy borrowers, regardless of their income Along with each specific intern project, the intern will participate in a series of brownbag lunches to learn more about Self-Help and the Community Development industry as a whole. Interns will also be given the opportunity to network with one another and other Self-Helpers through a variety of planned events.   Internship Description:   The CRL Philanthropy Intern will help develop and execute strategies that secure financial and in-kind support for the organization’s mission. As part of the philanthropy team, the intern will gain hands-on experience crafting fundraising campaigns, contributing to donor-centric communications, researching prospective donors, and working in the fundraising database. The intern will also learn about the array of issues CRL addresses, with particular emphasis on student loan debt. An undergraduate applicant for the philanthropy internship can offer a valuable perspective as they experience higher education financing during school and post-graduation. This Internship assignment will be based in Durham, NC.   Essential Responsibilities:

Drafting written and electronic solicitations, developing digital and social media (e.g. Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin) communications, contributing to the fundraising database, and providing assistance as-needed to the philanthropy team. Enrollment in undergraduate degree program.   Credentials, Experience and Skills:   Prior experience with nonprofits/fundraising helpful but not required. Experience with Salesforce, or databases more generally, helpful but not required.   Physical Requirements:   Frequently requires use of manual dexterity and repetitive motions, primarily with the wrists, hands, and/or fingers. Must be able to occasionally lift and exert force of up to 40 pounds.   Compensation: TBD   Application:   Please apply for this assignment on our Internship Careers Page. Please upload a thoughtful cover letter describing why you are interested in this internship and a resume with your application.   About Us:   The Center for Responsible Lending (CRL) is a nonprofit, non-partisan organization working to ensure a fair, inclusive financial marketplace that creates opportunities for all. Through research, legal analysis, policy development, and state and national advocacy engagement, CRL fights for economic equity for underserved communities—particularly Black and brown communities and low-to-middle income families. CRL’s staff reflect a collective commitment to eliminating systemic injustice in America’s financial services.   CRL provides a strong voice on both the state and national levels for these families to expand family wealth and financial stability through sustainable homeownership, affordable higher education, and support for small businesses, and protect their financial stability by preventing abusive products that trap families in debt and strip away their income, by ending payday lending and other predatory high-cost lending, exorbitant bank fees, and abusive debt collection practices.   CRL is an affiliate of Self-Help, a community development lender founded in 1980 that has provided more than $9 billion dollars in financing to help 164,000 low-wealth borrowers buy homes, build businesses, and strengthen community resources.   Self-Help is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all persons, regardless of race, religion, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression (including transgender status), age, sexual orientation, military and veteran status, class, or family status.