Development & Events Volunteer Intern

International Crisis Group
  • Location
    New York, New York
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
  • Posted
    Mar 28

Position description

Job description

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

The 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. They 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 personalize 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.

The position 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 organization 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 intern will be able to learn about the organization'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
  • Working hours flexible, up to 40 hours per week for a period of three to six months
  • Authorization to work in the United States

Additionally, the candidate should have the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and work productively and independently within a demanding environment. Strong organizational skills, self-motivation, flexibility, and reliability are also essential.

Application instructions

If interested, please submit an application with your cover letter and resume. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. 

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