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Individual Philanthropy Intern

Staff whose work requires or potentially could require any in-person interaction with Save the Children colleagues, partners, or beneficiaries must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless otherwise required by law. Save the Children complies with federal, state, and local laws with regard to accommodations related to this policy.

The Resource Development team (RD) seeks an intern interested in learning how revenue raised through partners and donors fits into the larger context of Save the Children’s fundraising and implementation. The intern will provide a range of research, writing, information management, and administrative support to our dynamic individual philanthropy team. In return, the individual will gain experience in fundraising strategy, donor cultivation and stewardship, and will develop a familiarity with current trends in philanthropy, international development, children’s issues, and the day-to-day operations of a major gifts fundraising group at a large international non-governmental organization (INGO).

What You’ll be Doing (Essential Duties & Responsibilities)
  • Conduct research and landscape analyses on areas such as donor trends, philanthropic landscape and potential areas for giving within our international and/or domestic programs for children.
  • Research alignment with existing and potential foundation donors, corporate partners and individual donors.
  • Support for virtual events, such as donor meetings, calls and/or roundtables.
  • Support for mailings and other donor outreach.
  • Support and creative input for social media, marketing strategy and/or campaigns.
  • Attend department, division and all-staff meetings, and participate as appropriate.
  • Other special projects as needed.

Required Qualifications
  • Must be an actively enrolled Associate, Bachelor, Master or other post high school education program, or have graduated within 6 months of program start date
  • Professional proficiency in spoken and written English
  • Professional proficiency in Microsoft Office suite
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and collaborate with individuals and teams
  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering an environment of diversity, inclusion, and belonging
  • Possess strong written skills, solid interpersonal skills and ability to work within a team

What’s In It for You
  • Meaningful work under the direct supervision of an experienced Save the Children staff member
  • Highly collaborative and innovative teams
  • Flexible schedule
  • Remote opportunity
  • The knowledge that your internship is changing the lives of children all around the world

Classification: Paid Intern
Part-time: Up to 24 hours per week
Expected Program Dates: September 18- December 8, 2023
Pay: $16.10/hour

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