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Summer Fundraising Strategy Intern or Skilled Volunteer

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Fairfield, CT, USAFairfieldCTUSA

We are seeking an intern or skilled volunteer who is interested in learning how revenue raised through foundation donors fits into the larger context of Save the Children’s fundraising efforts. The intern or volunteer will provide a range of research, writing, information management, and administrative support to our dynamic Strategic Foundation Partnerships team. In return, the individual will gain experience in fundraising strategy and donor stewardship and will develop a familiarity with current trends in philanthropy, international development, issues affecting children, and the day-to-day operations of a large international non-governmental organization (INGO).

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

Areas of Responsibility: 
  • Conduct research and lead discussions/present findings to the team on both existing and potential foundation donors and strategic partners
  • Support with donor conference calls and the preparation of materials for donor meetings
  • Update internal website and maintain records and reports on our donor databases
  • Draft and edit donor communications
  • Attend department and all-staff meetings and offer ideas and points of view
  • Assist with fundraising strategy for humanitarian response efforts
  • Other special projects as needed
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. 
  • Experience conducting research (familiarity with global health issues and international affairs is preferred)
  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to multi-task
  • Desire to learn about Save the Children’s mission and international and domestic programs
  • Resourcefulness and willingness to take initiative and work independently
  • Possess strong writing skills, solid interpersonal skills, and ability to work easily in a team environment
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office, particularly Excel and PowerPoint
  • Possess strong written skills, solid interpersonal skills and ability to work within a team
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • 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 offer is accepted.)
  • An individual who is not enrolled as a student or able to receive credit from their institution may apply to an internship, however 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