Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service
  • Development and Outreach
  • Baltimore, MD, USA
  • Internship

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

Since 1939, Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS) has offered welcome and hope to refugees. LIRS has transformed lives with the support and hard work of people like you, to welcome the most vulnerable to the United States from sea to shining sea.

We help people seeking safety from persecution in their home countries and reunite families torn apart by conflict. We resettle refugees. We protect vulnerable children who arrive alone in the United States. We advocate for compassion and justice for all migrants.

Widely recognized for our expertise in implementing federal programs on behalf of refugees and migrants in the United States, conducts policy advocacy, and advances the protection and rights of vulnerable migrants.

Headquartered in the beautiful Inner Harbor of downtown Baltimore we provide services nationwide through a network of staff and affiliates. 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 PLUS the week between Christmas and New Year's Day, 12 weeks of paid parental leave and up to 12 weeks of fully paid FMLA leave, company 403(b) contribution of 3%, an additional 7% match, 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!

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service is a champion for all uprooted people. Please join us as we make a difference in the lives of newcomers.

Reporting to the Prospect Research Analyst, the Prospect Research and Stewardship Intern will support the fundraising goals of LIRS 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.


  • Assist and/or initiate the design and implementation of new prospect identification and qualification processes.
  • 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.
  • Support staff in ongoing acknowledgement and stewardship of major donors ($5000+).
  • Track stewardship information and donor interests in Salesforce.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree or combination of relevant education and experience preferred.
  • Excellent grammar, spelling and punctuation is required.
  • 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 Christian Fundraiser's.
  • Ability to function effectively as a member of a team, ensuring close coordination and integration with other staff members.
  • Deep commitment to LIRS's core values and ability to model those values in relationships with colleagues and partners.

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS) 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 offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package in an innovative and rewarding work environment. Benefits include medical, dental, and vision coverage effective on your first day of employment, 403(b) with company contribution and match, 20 days of vacation per year, tuition reimbursement, professional development and much more. 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.

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