Development Intern

Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP)
  • Location
    Remote, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
  • Posted
    Jul 05

Position description

With staff across six continents and hubs in Amsterdam, Washington, D.C., and Sarajevo, OCCRP is one of the largest investigative journalism organizations in the world. We are a nonprofit, mission-driven newsroom that partners with other media outlets to publish stories that spur action. OCCRP is also a media development platform that advances investigative reporting worldwide. Our mission is to spread and strengthen investigative journalism around the world and expose crime and corruption so the public can hold power to account. Our work has four main pillars:

– Investigations – We lead collaborative cross-border projects and publish hard-hitting stories.

– Infrastructure – We provide training, tools, and resources so investigative outlets can thrive.

– Innovation – We develop new technology and solutions that serve the field of journalism.

– Impact – We accelerate the fight against global crime and corruption with groundbreaking partnerships.

The Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) is a growing, global nonprofit media organization that is reinventing investigative journalism for the public good. By developing and equipping a global network of investigative journalists and publishing their stories, we expose crime and corruption so the public can hold power to account. We see a future where organized crime and corruption are drastically reduced and democracy is strengthened. Our global team includes editors, researchers, data engineers, security specialists, administrators, technologists, fundraisers, and strategists, each with areas of in-depth expertise. Winner of the 2020 Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship, OCCRP is now working to expand our reporting and scale our impact around the world.

OCCRP is seeking a highly-motivated, organized, and dependable intern to help us strengthen and expand our donor relationships. This position is an excellent opportunity for anyone interested in gaining the basic hands-on experience in non-profit fundraising from prospecting to cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship. A successful candidate will join a high paced, values-driven international team committed to expanding the pool of available resources for fighting crime and corruption worldwide. This position is fully remote and includes a stipend. Successful candidates may start their internships in September, 2024.


Principal responsibilities:

●      Identify, research, and segment donors

●      Prepare donor and fundraising briefs

●      Create strong and appealing communication

●      Help organize in-person and virtual engagements

●      Assist with the drafting, editing, and submission of grant proposals

●      Help process and acknowledge gifts

●      Store fundraising data and produce reports


●      Passion for our mission

●      A deep interest in philanthropy, donor relations, grant writing, and database management

●      Outstanding English language skills, including precise grammar, punctuation, and spelling

●      Strong research and organizational skills with attention to detail

●      Natural tendency toward team-work and problem-solving

●      Self-motivated, creative, dependable, and accountable

●      Proficiency in the Google suite of products, including Gmail, Drive, Docs, Sheets, and Slides

●      Professionalism, tact, and sound judgment when interacting with external stakeholders

●      Prior fundraising experience is not necessary, but welcomed

●      A sense of humor


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