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Development/Fundraising Events Intern

Internships – Washington , District of Columbia
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Employment Type Intern

Organizational Overview:

In countries affected by conflict and war, Women for Women International supports the most marginalized women to earn and save money, improve health and well-being, influence decisions in their home and community, and connect to networks for support. By utilizing skills, knowledge, and resources, she is able to create sustainable change for herself, her family, and community. 

Since 1993, Women for Women International has helped more than 500,000 marginalized women in countries affected by war and conflict. We serve women in 7 countries offering support, tools, and access to life-changing skills to move from crisis and poverty to stability and economic self-sufficiency.

We bring women together in a safe space to learn life, business, and vocational skills. Once enrolled, each receives a monthly stipend – a vital support that enables her to participate.

Women increase their ability to earn an income with new skills that are in-demand. They learn about their legal rights, and they become knowledgeable about health and nutrition. The result: stronger women, stronger families, and stronger communities. This ripple effect is profound.

Internship Description:

The Spring 2019 Development/Fundraising Events Intern will assist the Development team with fundraising by compiling event invitation lists, providing logistical support for our 2019 Luncheon and additional events as needed, conducting research on top event donors and conducting a research project that addresses a key issue challenging the team. The intern will contribute to specific projects under the supervision of the Senior Development Associates. The internship will require 20-25 hours per week commitment with an anticipated start date of January 28th, 2019 and possible End Date: May 10th, 2019; a $195 monthly stipend for 3 months will be provided.

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 and Fundraising Events 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;
  • Provide logistical support for our 2019 Luncheon and other 2019 events
  • Assist with event revenue tracking
  • 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.


  • Undergraduate or Graduate student in Marketing, Communications, international development or a related field);
  • Strong research and critical thinking skills;
  • Ability to work interdependently and communicate with people;
  • Experience working in an office environment.

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