The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
SCOPE OF INTERN WORK: The fundraising intern plays a vital role in researching funding opportunities, communicating with potential donors, preparing mass-mailings, and tracking donations. Intern will be capable of researching funding opportunities within fixed guidelines, initiating and maintaining contact with foundations and writing appeals to encourage donations. This would require an intern with strong research, writing and analytical skills. The fundraising intern will also play a key role in other IRC Atlanta’s activities and perform other tasks as necessary.
Provide data collection and research including tracking all forms of funding sources
Draft written materials for internal and external communications.
Draft newsletters and press releases.
Proof read and edit letters of intent and grant proposals
Prospect identification, research, proposal development and writing in conjunction with staff.
Accurate and timely production of final proposals
Initiate and maintain relationships with grantors. Track and document communications
Assist with updating and maintaining IRC donor database
Research potential major donor prospects
Assist with donor outreach and cultivation
The qualified candidate will have excellent writing, verbal, proof reading, editing, and organizational skills.
Must possess previous grant writing experience
Ideal candidates will also be flexible team players, self-motivated and detail oriented individual with strong interpersonal skills, customer service orientation, and excellent communication skills.
Ability to prioritize and work well under deadline.
Computer aptitude and Microsoft Office experience required.
Discretion, diplomacy and good team player.
Ability to take initiative and work independently.
Comfortable working in a multi-cultural environment; international experience and knowledge of refugees issues a plus.
Preferred candidates will be currently enrolled in or recently graduated from an accredited curriculum of study in Social Sciences or related field.