Development and Events Voluntary Intern

  • Volunteer
  • New York, United States

Development and Events Voluntary Intern

Job description

Crisis Group is seeking a full-time voluntary intern to assist with its Development Department. We are currently conducting interviews for this voluntary internship position and are looking to hire someone who can start as soon as possible for a minimum of six months.

The voluntary intern will work with the Director of Private Sector Initiatives and the Development Officer in all fundraising activities related to Individuals, Corporations and Family Foundations. S/he will also have the opportunity to work closely with the Special Events team.

The main tasks will include:

  • Helping to establish and sustain close relationships with current and prospective funders;

  • Assisting with the preparation of funding proposals and correspondence;

  • Coordinating fundraising events;

  • Processing gifts and working with the Development Officer to personalise timely renewals and acknowledgements;

  • Researching and compiling accurate profiles of prospective funders;

  • Maintaining the donor database and records and keeping them up-to-date;

  • Scheduling appointments, handling correspondence, keeping track of calendars and performing other necessary tasks as needed.

This internship is administrative in nature but offers an excellent opportunity to gain valuable experience in a high profile international NGO. The successful candidate will discover how an organisation approaches and cultivates relationships with individuals, family foundations, and corporations. Each year, a significant portion of Crisis Group's funding results from private sector support and the voluntary intern will be able to learn about the organisation's private sector initiatives directly.


  • Undergraduate or postgraduate degree;

  • Excellent verbal and written command of English. Additional language proficiency a plus;

  • Ability to conceptualize, write and edit letters and proposals;

  • Knowledge of Raiser's Edge is preferred;

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, email and internet applications;

  • Must be available 40 hours per week for a period of at least SIX months;

  • Authorization to work in the United States.