Community Fundraising Intern

Concern Worldwide
  • Location
    New York, New York
  • Sector
    Non Profit
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  • Posted
    Jan 10

Position description

It is Concern Worldwide U.S.'s policy to employ, compensate and advance personnel without regard to race, creed, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, height and weight, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, partnership status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, military status, arrest record and any other characteristic protected by law. All are encouraged to apply.

Concern Worldwide is an international humanitarian organization committed to the relief, assistance and advancement of the poorest people in the least developed countries of the world. Founded in Ireland in 1968, Concern now has over 3000 personnel working in 26 countries across the globe.

We envision a world where no one lives in poverty, fear or oppression; in which all have access to a decent standard of living and the opportunities and choices essential to a long, healthy, and creative life; and in which everyone is treated with dignity and respect. Our mission is to help people living in extreme poverty achieve major improvements in their lives that last and spread without ongoing support form Concern. To achieve this mission, we engage in long-term development work and respond to emergency situations.

Concern Worldwide U.S. is an independent affiliate of Concern Worldwide and supports the Concern network by recruiting staff, supporting program development, providing technical assistance to the filed programs, creating public awareness of humanitarian issues and financially supporting programs.

Spring 2018 Internship Program

Concern Worldwide U.S. is currently recruiting students for our Spring 2018 Internship. This is an excellent opportunity for students to work alongside Concern's staff and experience the many mechanisms that come together to create an effective organization, while gaining exposure to Concern Worldwide's vision and mission.

The internship is unpaid but interns may apply for credit through their college or university. The internship will have a flexible start and end date dependent on candidate's school schedule.

Goal of Internship

As a Concern Worldwide U.S. intern, you will have the opportunity to learn and gain exposure to the breadth of Concern's portfolio of work which includes emergency response, climate response and resilience, and health & nutrition. Through day-to-day assignments, as well as experiential learning opportunities such as brown bag presentations and informational meetings with members of Concern's senior management team, your internship will provide you with an opportunity to work on engaging, high-impact projects for a large international NGO.

About the Internship

The Concern US Community Fundraising Intern is responsible for supporting the Public Engagement and Individual Giving teams at Concern Worldwide U.S., through research, planning, community outreach, and developing assets for the Annual Concern Spring Run, a 4 mile run in Central Park, and other key events. The Community Fundraising Intern will work directly with Concern's Public Engagement Officer to increase public awareness of Concern and the humanitarian issues we address, while supporting community fundraising efforts across our donor activist network.

Internship activities will be based on specific candidate skills, experience, and interests.


  • Assist in event planning marketing and outreach, and developing assets for the Annual Concern Spring Run on Saturday, April 7, 2018.
  • Assist with event day logistics for the Concern Spring Run (including bag check, t-shirt and race number pick up, registration, volunteer management, set up and clean up, after party) ensuring activities run smoothly and attendees have a memorable experience.
  • Recruit volunteers for the run and co-manage volunteers with support from Concern's Public Engagement Officer.
  • Contribute to the evolution of Concern's community fundraising strategy - researching new tools and best practices, as well as pitching ideas.
  • Provide support as needed with general administrative duties as assigned by Concern's Public Engagement Officer.


  • An undergraduate (rising seniors or juniors preferred) or graduate student pursuing a major in a relevant field (International Relations, Development Studies, etc.).
  • Excellent research, writing, and interpersonal skills.
  • Flexibility in meeting changing deadlines and priorities and ability to manage multiple tasks.
  • Commitment to the core values and vision of Concern Worldwide.
  • Demonstrates initiative, enthusiasm, and organization skills.
  • nterest, familiarity, or coursework in development, philanthropy, and/or the nonprofit sector is strongly preferred.
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite, Google Drive, and/or Slack is a plus.
  • Candidates must be currently authorized to work in the US.

Application instructions

All interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to [email protected] by Friday, January 26, 2018. In the cover letter applicants should express why they are interested in an internship at Concern Worldwide U.S.

Your application should include your first name, last name and title of the internship.

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