- Washington D.C.
We are currently seeking an intern interested in fighting for safe food, clean water, and healthy oceans. Current student standing is not necessary. We operate in a relaxed office environment in Washington, D.C., metro accessible.
The Food & Water Watch development staff is responsible for developing and implementing new and traditional fundraising strategies to support the organization and our national, regional and local issue campaigns relating to food safety and security, water rights and healthy oceans. We are accepting applications for a hands-on position that will be a great introduction to public interest advocacy and that will give you real-world experience in development for nonprofits. Successful development and fundraising is a critical function in any nonprofit, and is an excellent career path for people hoping to work in the nonprofit sector.
This is a paid temporary full-time position and it runs from June - August.
Responsibilities may include:
- Participating in planning, development and implementation of a variety of fundraising activities.
- Conducting research related to understanding funding prospects (both foundations and individuals).
- Assisting with mailings and other targeted outreach to current stakeholders and prospects.
- Assisting in organizing fundraising or cultivation special events.
- Drafting written content for letters, proposals, and reports.
- Helping full-time staff maintain the Food & Water Watch donor database.
- Investigating and monitoring various websites and other sources for information related to foundations and major gift prospects.
- Providing administrative support to development staff.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Strong interest in Food & Water Watch’s issues and a demonstrated commitment to social change.
- Interest in how a nonprofit works and how it sustains and expands programming through fund development.
- Excellent interpersonal, writing and verbal skills are required, as well as an ability to handle multiple tasks at once.
- Experience in social issue organizing, communications, fundraising or research is especially helpful.
- Applicant must be legally eligible to work in the United States.
How to Apply:
Please email a tailored cover letter, resume, two professional references and writing sample to [email protected] (Subject: Summer Development Internship - DC).