LMDA Internship Program

LMDA is expanding its Junior Associate Internship Program. The primary foci are in client work, operations and marketing.

Duties may include researching client and philanthropic issues, scheduling e-meetings with prospective major gift donors, managing databases for clients, scheduling meetings, meeting preparations, database management, inventory management, expanding social media outreach, assisting with book signings, speaking engagements, and other duties as assigned.

All interns must demonstrate computer proficiency along with an interest in philanthropy and development work. These are unpaid internships, 15-20 hours per work week, generally 90 days in length, but can be longer. Class credit is given when appropriate. LMDA will work to tailor the experience to the specific goals of the individual(s).

Previous LMDA interns have come from Northwestern University, Georgetown University, University of Southern California, University of Illinois, University of Chicago, Loyola University and Columbia College Chicago.

LMDA has a brand new certification program!

If you are interested, please submit your resume and cover letter to info@lmdietlin.com.

I consider myself extremely lucky to have had the opportunity to learn from the best in the non-profit business. Lisa and her team have helped me develop skills in business and professionalism. I really enjoyed going to client meetings and watching Lisa’s speaking events. It is nice to see a project from start to end. I loved doing prospect research and trying to find matches for each non-profit. My Junior Associate Internship has given me the confidence to join the work world! I am so excited to pursue Lisa’s advice and Make A Difference®!!

Lisa C
Eastern Illinois University
Jr. Associate Intern 2014

LMDA has offered me a great experience and an opportunity to gain significant knowledge. I have also acquired unique friends along the way! At LMDA I had to assume different roles in marketing and management. Working different roles gave me the opportunity to gain experience beyond one aspect of the business. I had a great time working with the LMDA team and I am forever thankful for this chapter of my life!

Lulu
Saint Leo University
Jr. Associate Intern 2014

I learned a lot from the internship, and I feel very good about the work that I did with LMDA, but I also learned a lot from Lisa. The way she can enter a room and it is instantly hers is incredible. She has an awe inspiring force of character, and is a great leader. I hope that at least some of that wore off on me during my time this summer.

Will V.
Northwestern University
Jr. Associate Intern 2013

I found interning at LMDA to be a both enriching and fulfilling experience, teaching me not only what it’s like to work in the real world, but also better communications skills necessary in the age of the Internet. I loved how I was able to help LMDA Make A Difference®. Thanks for everything.

Michael D.
Eastern Michigan University
Jr. Associate Intern 2013

One of the main reasons I wanted to intern with LMDA was because of the real business world experience I would be exposed to. Besides gaining useful administration and interpersonal skills at the office, I was able to get on-site regularly. I loved being at multiple clients and truly seeing how business professionals interact on a daily basis.

Peter E.
Eastern Michigan University
Jr. Associate Intern 2013

I loved my internship experience at LMDA! It's not everyday that a rising college sophomore gets to work hands-on with the CEO of a successful business and various clients. Thank you LMDA.

Rachel B.
Northwestern University
Jr. Associate Intern 2013

My time as a Jr. Associate Intern at LMDA has given me an invaluable look into the nonprofit, consulting and fundraising sectors of the business world. I cannot thank LMDA enough for such a wonderful and hands on learning experience this summer! By working with clients and LMDA associates alike, I feel empowered to make a difference in the business world and beyond!

Maija E.
University of Illinois
Jr. Associate Intern 2013

Interning for Lisa M. Dietlin and Associates was such a privilege. Throughout my three month internship, I learned how to prioritize and handle administrative tasks, as well as client projects. These are all invaluable skills that I know I can apply to any future job. The team at LMDA was very helpful, and I learned an incredible amount from each of them. I am proud that I was part of an organization that is Making A Difference® (M.A.D.)!

Erika S.
University of Illinois
Jr. Associate Intern 2013

I learned an incredible amount from LMDA. I was given a variety of tasks and was pleasantly surprised by the amount of responsibility I was able to take on. It was nice coming to work knowing that I was going to be doing something new every day. It was great to be a part of this team!

Brad M.
Spelman College
Jr. Associate Intern 2013

The LMDA Internship Program offers a diverse and holistic perspective on the nonprofit sector and fundraising field. The time spent at LMDA proved to be a great opportunity. Every day was insightful and full of new challenges!

Chanta W.
Spelman College
Jr. Associate Intern 2012

I learned a lot throughout my internship at LMDA. Each day was important and the work assigned provided the insight I was looking for in regard to learning more about consulting and how to better manage projects.

Terrence O.
Northwestern University
Jr. Associate Intern 2012

This internship exceeded my expectations. I was only expecting to have more routine “office” tasks but I actually did “real” work. It was a huge learning experience and I got to take part in so much more than I thought I would be able to. This internship affirmed my desire to work in the nonprofit sector. It was the BEST experience ever.

Courtney B.
University of Illinois
Jr. Associate Intern 2012

My experience at LMDA helped me grow and understand the art of consulting and philanthropy.  All of the projects I worked on at LMDA can be directly applied to the tasks I do at my job, as well as fields outside of philanthropic consulting.  The employees are very knowledgeable, supportive and want you to succeed. Also, you can learn a lot from LMDA's efficient management style.  I am grateful and honored that I interned at LMDA.

Tanisha D.
Columbia College Chicago
Jr. Associate Intern 2012

Working for Lisa M. Dietlin and Associates was such a privilege this past summer. I was able to see how Lisa and her team were able to make a business out of giving back to the community. I learned basic skills about running a business, how to be professional, learning about how to manage my time, and how to remain calm when things don’t go as planned. Working for LMDA was a fantastic experience! I am able to walk away with business skills as well as co-workers who I can view as friends. The LMDA staff is truly wonderful to work with. Everyone is so accommodating and easy to work with!

Paige A.
University of Missouri-Columbia
Jr. Associate Intern 2012

My three month internship at Lisa M. Dietlin and Associates gave me a valuable experience. This being my first internship, it has given me an amazing opportunity to learn ‘real world’ skills. The LMDA team are so passionate about philanthropy and the work they do for their clients. The LMDA team were so helpful and played a key role to my successful experience. My internship at LMDA has truly given me tools to succeed!

Bianca A.
Junior Associate
DePaul University
Jr. Associate Intern 2011

My internship with LMDA not only allowed me to utilize my passion for philanthropic endeavors, but enhanced it as well. My role with the company was hands-on from day one, and I have never had such an extraordinary opportunity to work on site and face-to-face with clients. The things I have learned with LMDA are too numerous to list, and I know that this experience has truly shaped both my career and future endeavors.

Brittany W.
Junior Associate
Northwestern University
Jr. Associate Intern 2012

I cannot thank you enough for everything you taught me last summer. I have already been able to apply much of the knowledge I acquired while working at LMDA to my projects at UIC. My internship at LMDA truly solidified my desire to work in the nonprofit sector after college.

Liz A.
Georgetown University
Jr. Associate Intern 2011