Individual Philanthropy Intern

Fairfield, CT, USA
negotiable Expires in 3 days



This intern will support the Individual Philanthropy team in the stewardship, research, and management of portfolios of major donors/prospects as well as ad hoc operational support and special projects.  There will be at least one overarching project in addition to daily tasks. The intern will participate in team meetings and events, and get to know the work of the team on a larger scale in addition to individual assignments.


What You’ll Be Doing (Essential Duties)

Intern will be responsible for supporting the directors, senior directors and team support staff, with various projects as they come up. This may include stewardship opportunities and outreach to donors by email and mail. Work with our research team to expand on donor information and update contact information may be assigned. In collaboration with team members and supervisor, themes for a long-term project will be discussed for work across the semester.


Essential Duties, Responsibilities and Impact

  • Support team in organizing and mailing annual reports and summer appeals.
  • Provide support for team in organizing and executing various summer events with donors.
  • Provide support for team in coordinating donor materials.
  • Stewardship support with directors and stewardship team, to reach donors by mail and email. This includes entries to organization’s donor database for monitoring all communications.
  • Travel support, both international and domestic, in conjunction with team coordinators and directors
  • Attends team meetings and retreats, meets with members of the department and agency to learn more about their own interests, and the work of the organization.

Required Qualifications

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Be familiar with addressing and mailing documents
  • Attention to detail is critical
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects
  • Reliable, collaborative, and demonstrate ability to take initiative
  • Must be an actively enrolled undergraduate, graduate or post-graduate student or have graduated within 6 months of start date
  • Possess strong written skills, solid interpersonal skills and ability to work within a team
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Currently eligible to work in the U.S.
  • Please attach resume and cover letter to your application



What’s In It for You

  • Structured learning and development program
  • Meaningful work under the direct supervision of an experienced Save the Children staff member
  • Highly collaborative and innovative teams
  • Networking program with managers across the organization
  • Flexible schedule
  • A family friendly work environment
  • The knowledge that the work you are supporting is changing the lives of children all around the world


Classification:  Paid Intern

Part-time:        20 hours per week

Dates:            June, 2020 to August, 2020  



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