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Major Gifts Writer

The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) seeks a Major Gifts Writer. This position is responsible for the development of high-level letters and proposals that are compelling to FAIR’s major funders. The Major Gifts Writer is able to understand complex policy ideas and relate its impacts to a broad array of interests, from economic to environmental.

The Major Gifts Writer stewards communication with all major funding sources, including individuals and foundations. The position will also work directly with the Development Director in creating outreach initiatives for new foundations and individual prospects.

The ideal Major Gifts Writer candidate will:

  • Have an expert ability to translate complex subject matter for a variety of donor audiences.
  • Have a bachelor’s degree and 3-5 years fundraising experience, preferably in major gifts/grant writing.
  • Be self-motivated, able to initiate and see projects through to completion.
  • Be collaborative and work well within a team-environment.
  • Be proficient in Microsoft Office suite and have experience with Donor Management Systems.
  • Enjoy intellectual challenges and have a commitment to learning.
  • Have a good sense of humor/be a positive team member!

FAIR is a non-partisan, national nonprofit dedicated to achieving responsible immigration polices, which includes limiting overall legal immigration and humanely stopping illegal immigration (more information at www.fairus.org). We enjoy a diverse membership base, ranging from those who are concerned about the effects of population growth on the environment to those concerned about the economic impacts and costs associated with lower-skilled immigration. The Major Gifts Writer will enjoy discovering the wide-ranging interests of our donors and be stimulated by the challenge of writing to those interests.

This position is located in FAIR’s headquarters in Washington, DC. It is a full-time, non-exempt position. Little travel or weekend work is required. FAIR offers generous benefits; salary is commensurate with experience. Please submit a cover letter, resume, and writing sample (between 1-3 pages) to HR@fairus.org.

Accounting/Finance Intern

Name & Title of Supervisor: Jennifer C. Harris, Director of Finance and Administration

Primary Objective: Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) is looking for a well-organized, self-driven and highly motivated intern to join our finance and accounting team for the fall 2015 semester. The student filling this position will handle a wide range of important financial and accounting duties, such as:

  • Processing AR and AP
  • Preparing bank reconciliations
  • Assisting with state registration filings/requests
  • Data entry
  • Filing, shredding, general office
  • Reception / phone backup (1 hour a day)
  • Records retention

Requirements: Applicants should be Business, Finance, Economics or Accounting majors with proficiency in Microsoft Office applications. Attention to detail, the ability to multi-task and excellent communication skills are all essential to this position.

Majors: Business, Finance, Economics, Accounting

Time Commitment

  • Hours of operation are 9am-5pm Monday thru Friday
  • Must be available to work up to 20 hours per week during academic year


  • Receive direct supervision from the Director of Finance and Administration
  • Build resume and explore career options
  • Apply skills and knowledge to the workplace
  • Flexible scheduling to allow for finals and changes in class schedule
  • Upon successful completion of internship, intern will be provided with letter of recommendation

Membership Education Intern

FAIR's Development & Membership Department seeks a part-time, paid Membership Education Intern for the Fall 2015 semester. The Membership Education Intern will produce educational materials (including booklets and infographics) from FAIR's high-level program materials, including research and legislative reports, to communicate the organization's policy ideas to key audiences.

The ideal candidate will have a strong interest in communications, graphic design, and public policy. Candidates should have strong writing and verbal skills, and a background or interest in policy research. Any prior expertise in graphic design, assembling infographics, web design, or other material that may assist in communicating complex policy ideas, would be useful.


  • Work 10-20 hours a week in our downtown D.C. office.
  • Generate engaging educational materials for members from existing FAIR research and legislative reports, including miniature “e-books” and infographics.
  • Additional membership web design responsibilities available for qualified candidates.
  • Minimal administrative work.


  • Paid internship.
  • Receive direct supervision from the Director of Development.
  • Build resume working for a national non-profit.
  • Flexible scheduling to allow for finals and changes in class schedule.
  • Upon successful completion of internship, intern will be provided with letter of recommendation.

Applicants for any positions should send a resume and writing sample to:

25 Massachusetts Ave, N.W., Suite 330
Washington, DC 20001
Fax: (202) 387-3447
EmailJen Harris

For general questions, please call 202-328-7004 or toll free at 1-877-627-3247.

Please note: unless specified otherwise, all positions listed above are in the Washington, DC headquarters office.


Updated September 2015