Spring Fundraising Strategy Intern

Fairfield, CT
negotiable Expires in 6 months



We are seeking an intern who is interested in learning how revenue raised through foundation donors fits into the larger context of Save the Children’s fundraising efforts. The intern will provide a range of research, writing, information management, and administrative support to our dynamic Strategic Foundation Partnerships team. In return, the individual will gain experience in fundraising strategy and donor stewardship and will develop a familiarity with current trends in philanthropy, social enterprise, gender equality, international development, issues affecting children, and the day-to-day operations of a large international non-governmental organization (INGO).


What You’ll Be Doing (Essential Duties)

  • Conduct research/landscape analyses and lead discussions/present findings to the team on both existing and potential foundation donors and strategic partners
  • Support with donor conference calls and the preparation of materials for donor meetings
  • Update internal website and maintain records and reports on our donor databases
  • Draft and edit donor communications
  • Attend department and all-staff meetings and offer ideas and points of view
  • Assist with fundraising strategy for humanitarian response efforts and project sponsorship
  • Other special projects as needed


Required Qualifications

  • Must be an actively enrolled undergraduate 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:                 16 hours per week 

Dates:                       January 28, 2020 to April 24, 2020



Save the Children believes every child deserves a future. In the United States and around the world, we give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. We do whatever it takes for children – every day and in times of crisis – transforming their lives and the future we share.

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