Development Intern

Development · Washington DC, District of Columbia
Department Development
Employment Type Intern

Organizational Overview: 


Since 1993, Women for Women International, a global NGO, has invested in the power of over 500,000 women who are forgotten – the women survivors of war and conflict. We support them in learning the social and economic skills they need to rebuild their lives, their families, and their communities.    


Our core belief is that stronger women build stronger nations. Women who enroll in our programs in Afghanistan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Iraq, Kosovo, Nigeria, Rwanda, and South Sudan, break the isolation of war and conflict. They gain access to knowledge, resources and tools needed to earn and save money, improve health and well-being, influence decisions in their home and community, and connect to networks for support.   


Over the next ten years, our goal is to scale our impact to improve the lives of millions of the most marginalized women affected by war and conflict. Our vision is to create a world in which all women determine the course of their lives and reach their full potential.    


We know that women pass on their knowledge to their neighbors and children, creating a ripple effect for generations. By investing in women, we create a better world for all of us – a world that’s more equal, peaceful, and prosperous.   


That is the power of women, for women.    


Please visit us at to learn more about the impact of our work. 


Project Description: 


The Spring 2022 Development Intern will assist the Development team with development and fundraising events projects. 

The internship will require 20-25 hours per week commitment with an anticipated Start Date of January 31st, 2022 and possible End Date: April 29th, 2022; a $195 monthly stipend for 3 months will be provided. 

Due to ongoing uncertainty around COVID-19 which may require WfWI employees to continue to work from home in the Spring, interns may therefore be required to work partly remote and partly in-person for their Spring 2022 internship. Further information will be communicated with hired interns regarding a one day in-person orientation, as well as making remote working arrangements with their supervisor. 

This is an excellent opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students looking to obtain valuable experience in the not-for-profit space, and the inner workings on an international nonprofit grassroots women’s development organization. 




The list below indicates the types of Development projects on which the intern might work- 

  • Conduct background research and draft briefs about funding prospects; 
  • Support input and analysis of data; 
  • Assist in the implementation of grass roots initiatives; 
  • Design and complete a research project that tackles a key issue facing the department, and report back on the findings; 
  • Liaise with other departments such as marketing, communications, and the global programs unit; and as needed; 
  • Participate in Development meetings and conduct follow-up.  
  • Other duties as assigned. 


Qualifications and Skills: 


  • Undergraduate or Graduate student in Marketing, Communications, international development, or a related field; 
  • Excellent Microsoft suite skills 
  • Strong research and critical thinking skills; 
  • Ability to work interdependently and communicate with people; 
  • Experience working in an office environment 
  • Detail oriented self-starter 
  • Desire to learn and be flexible 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills 


Application Instructions: 


Students interested in applying should submit their cover letter and resume to:  

Applicants will be shortlisted on a regular basis, so we encourage you to apply at your earliest convenience. 

All our staff, volunteers and interns are required to adhere to WfWI’s Code of Conduct and Safeguarding policies and to our organizational values: Empowerment, Integrity, Respect, Resilience. 

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for internships without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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