December 21, 2021  

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Senior Project & Development Manager (Intern)

Position Title:                                              Senior Project & Development Manager (Intern)

    Department:                                             The Walking Right Project, Women and Young Children Program 

    Employment Term:                                    1 Year + (min. 10 hours - max. 20 hours weekly)

    Reports to:                                                   Assistant Program Director(s)

    Salary:                                                          *Unpaid Internship / Volunteer*


The Senior Project & Development Manager will focus on management and organizational tasks related to The Walking Right Project in support of the organization’s mission, goals, and collaborative efforts; coordinate project activities and provide logistical, operational, and strategic management support to project assistants and other departments as it related to this project. The Senior Project & Development Manager will also conduct business analyses and identify and design project and process improvements. 

The schedule for this position is flexible and interns can extend the length of their internship without the need to begin a new application. 


Project Resource Management:

  • Monitor and/or update project work plans, staffing levels of efforts, budgets, and expenditures across several projects (the total number of assigned projects will vary depending on policy area needs)

  • Work with project directors and task leads to develop new project work plans, staffing levels of effort, and modification budgets

  • Identify project risks and elevate issue resolution to leadership as needed

  • Collaborate with staff from various departments including fiscal and legal

  • Collaborate with project assistants to find stakeholders as needed. 

Proposal Development:

  • Supervise, coordinate, and assist with development of proposals for new projects and funding

  • Work with proposal team leads to develop proposal budgets, including developing detailed work plans and budget assumptions

  • Depending on workload and policy area demands, may serve as a member of project team to support site development, data collection, or analyses.

Policy Area Management:

  • Support day-to-day management of the policy area and projects, including supporting efforts to monitor and coordinate policy area staffing needs and deployment strategies

  • Participate in strategic and management planning meetings and reviews

  • Coordinate or contribute to project and policy area status reports for senior leadership

  • Collaborate with staff from various departments, including development and strategy

  • Participate in the development, testing, and implementation of project management tools and standards

Preferred Qualification and Skills:

  • Positive attitude, vibrant, energetic, willingness to bring new ideas and work in a fast-paced environment. 

  • Must be willing to work independently.

  • Confident in speaking with new people from diverse backgrounds.

  • Detail-oriented with strong organizational, communication, and time-management skills.

  • Resourcefulness, creativity, and problem-solving skillset

  • Strong cultural awareness and sensitivity

  • Demonstrate use of computer applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Microsoft Teams, and Outlook.

  • Must be comfortable with deadlines and have a reliable working computer or laptop.

  • Ability to compose and edit correspondence, reports, and summaries.

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and exercise discretion.


  • Attend mandatory orientation and training. 

  • Able to participate in team meetings: Teamwork and collaboration will be necessary for success in this role. 

  • Some flexibility with nights and weekends especially for urgent tasks and deadlines.

Working Environment: 

This internship opportunity is 100% virtual. Volunteers will utilize Microsoft Teams and Outlook to communicate with their team.

*Although this is advertised as an unpaid volunteer/internship opportunity, students can use this opportunity to receive credits for their courses or Capstone programs. Stipends can/will be provided to students based on program funds. 

Additional Information: 


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At Family Development and Samaritan Foundation, Inc (FDSF), we know that diversity makes us stronger. We are committed to a collaborative, inclusive environment that encourages authenticity and fosters a sense of belonging. We strive for everyone to feel valued, connected, and empowered to reach their potential and contribute their best.

Family Development and Samaritan Foundation, Inc (FDSF) is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, and will not be discriminated against based on age, race, gender, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, or any other protected category.

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