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Summer Corporate Fundraising Intern or Skilled Volunteer

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Fairfield, CT, USAFairfieldCTUSA

Looking for an enthusiastic individual to join the Corporate Fundraising team. You will be part of a dynamic group of individuals that collaborate to develop strategic partnerships with large corporations that share our vision of investing in childhood to transform the future. You will learn about the corporate philanthropic landscape on a global scale and how to cultivate new business, develop new relationships and grow ongoing partnerships. With our corporate partners, we work toward positively addressing the unique and complex challenges facing children, their families and communities, while simultaneously creating value for the companies' businesses and brands. This is a particularly exciting year, as Save the Children is celebrating 100 years of work for children. Therefore, this position will also play a role in helping us to engage corporations in a variety of Centennial-related events, campaigns and initiatives.

Within the Corporate Fundraising team, you will focus on the cultivation of new business or the management and growth of existing accounts. You will conduct market, competitive, and prospect research and analysis to support the new business team in building new corporate partnerships and/or work on donor-focused projects and strategic initiatives for our current corporate partners.

As an intern or skilled volunteer, you will have the opportunity to network with other Save the Children interns and employees and participate in information sessions about various topics spanning the breadth of Save the Children's work. Through this experience, you will learn about the international development community and how it intersects with the private sector, and you will gain transferable skills that would be applicable to a variety of roles, particularly in the non-profit industry, marketing, sales, and client services.

Areas of Responsibility: 
  • Shadow managers on the team and support projects as needed
  • Identify and research strategic markets and specific companies that could be a good fit for Save the Children
  • Develop account briefs on corporate partners which include their business and CSR priorities and help support the cultivation and evolution of partnership plans
  • Assist the team with the development of compelling materials and collateral (i.e. proposals, grant reports, presentations, marketing materials, articles, etc.)
  • Complete tasks pertaining to donor management and administration
  • Track projects and present learnings to the team upon completion of internship
Educational Background: 
An individual must be enrolled in a relevant undergraduate, graduate or post-graduate academic program and able to receive some level of credit from his/her college or institution. 
  • You are passionate about helping children and believe in transforming children's lives now to change the course of their future and ours
  • You are a go-getter and eager to learn about international development, corporate fundraising and the non-profit sector
  • You are a communication ace that can eloquently convey your thoughts and ideas, both written and orally
  • You are an information sponge, stay up to date on current U.S. and international events, and excited to research a variety of topics in-depth
  • You're a strategic thinker that can connect the dots and help develop a partnership plan
  • You have an enthusiastic attitude that values innovative ideas, and you're not afraid to share them
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Must be eligible to work in the U.S.
  • To be classified as an intern: (Minimum requirement is a letter of support and documentation is required only after an internship is offered.)
  • Any individual who is not a student or able to receive credit may apply for an internship, but will be classified as a skilled volunteer, not as an intern.
  • Structured learning and development program  
  • Meaningful work under the direct supervision of an experienced Save the Children staff member
  • Highly collaborative and innovative teams
  • Networking program with managers across the organization
  • Flexible schedule
  • A family friendly work environment
  • The knowledge that the work you are supporting is changing the lives of children all around the world

Organization Info

Save the Children US

Fairfield, CT, United States
Annual Budget : 
More than $500M
About Us

Save the Children is the world's leading independent organization for children in need, with programs in nearly 120 countries, including the United States. We aim to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to create immediate and lasting change in their lives by improving their health, education and economic opportunities. in times of acute crisis, we mobilize rapid assistance to help children recover from the effects of war, conflict and natural disasters. Save the Children is a member of the International Save the Children Alliance, a global network of 30 independent Save the Children organizations working to ensure the well-being and protection of children in more than 120 countries.

Listing Stats

Post Date: 
Feb 11 2019
Active Until: 
Mar 11 2019
Hiring Organization: 
Save the Children US