Spring Development Internship
Food & Water Watch is a leading national consumer advocacy organization that runs dynamic, cutting edge campaigns that challenge the corporate control and abuse of our food and water resources, empower people to take action and transform the public consciousness about what we eat and drink. Since 2005, we have won significant victories to protect our food and water. Our work has been featured in the New York Times, the Washington Post and other major media outlets. For more information check out our website at www.foodandwaterwatch.org.
We are currently seeking Spring interns interested in fighting for safe food, clean water, and healthy oceans. This position typically runs at least 10 weeks, for 15 hours per week. Current student standing is not necessary. We operate in a relaxed office environment in Washington, DC, 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.
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 FWW donor database.
- Investigating and monitoring various websites and other sources for information related to foundations and major gift prospects.
- Providing administrative support to Development Department 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.
How to Apply:
Please email a tailored cover letter, resume, and writing sample to [email protected] (Subject: Spring DC Development Internship)
Please be sure to indicate in your cover letter that you are interested in the Spring DC Development Internship.