Development Assistant Intern Fall/Winter 2014

Do you believe that social media can connect people and help change the world? Are you passionate about social entrepreneurship and international development? Are you looking for a challenging work experience? GlobalGiving connects social entrepreneurs and grassroots organizations with individuals, corporations, and institutions that have an interest in supporting and fueling significant social impact. Since 2002, GlobalGiving has helped nonprofits and social entrepreneurs in 159 countries grow their communities of donors and volunteers to raise more than $141 million from more than 357,000 individual and corporate donors.

GlobalGiving.org, an online marketplace for international grassroots charities, is looking for a Development Assistant Intern. We're looking for someone who loves to dig into research and investigate an opportunity from every angle and who will relish the opportunity to support a growing organization and a dynamic team. The Development Assistant Intern reports to the Senior Development Manager. The intern will support our Growth Capital Initiative for funding growth strategies. He or she will help form the network for our "Collective Impact."

Possible tasks and learning objectives include:

  • Research and report on foundation prospects and HNWI funding opportunities
  • Support fundraising collateral creation, editing the prospectus, pitch deck, and answers to investment committee questions
  • Support the President and Senior Development Manager on the cultivation and stewardship of prospective donors
  • Create grant reports and ensure timely reporting on all grant deliverables by managing reporting schedule
  • Maintain a development database and prospect management system
  • Perform additional tasks to support management or Board members as assigned

In addition to the hands-on learning you will gain from the tasks above, you will also benefit from a week-long training program on nonprofit operations, international aid and philanthropy. This training will be supplemented by regular coaching from management and mentorship opportunities with senior leadership. Such opportunities include lunch with the Founder and President, a brown bag career development session led by the CEO of The Whittle Group, and an opportunity to present and receive input from the Executive team on your college or grad-level thesis. You may also use your internship opportunity to learn one of 24 foreign languages at your own pace and for free. And the list goes on…

Required Qualifications

We ask that you come hungry for a great experience, ready to learn and to grow. Strong preference will be given to applicants who can demonstrate solid analytical skills, superior time management and multi-tasking ability, great attention to detail with uncompromising quality of work, and excellent written and oral communication skills. Exceptional research skills and unquenchable curiosity are your tools for success. Oh, and we also want you to feel as passionately as we do about our mission. Recent college graduates and students currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in business, marketing, international studies, or related fields are encouraged to apply.

How to Apply

Interested? Great! We want you to email us your resume and cover letter.
Deadline for submissions is Friday, August 15, 2014. Internship to begin in September. Please email your cover letter, resume, your hours of availability (e.g. 25 hours per week), and any files or links to .

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About Us

GlobalGiving is an online marketplace that connects you to the causes and countries you care about. You select the projects you want to support, make a tax-deductible contribution, and get regular progress updates – so you can see your impact

Impact To Date

  • Over $148.2 million in donations since 2002
  • Over 10,600 projects have received funding
  • Over 400,600 donors have given

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