NHQ:FD - Intern - Corporate Fundraising Programs (Spring 2023)

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ORGANIZATION: American Red Cross - National Headquarters

Purpose:
This unpaid internship position supports the National Headquarters (NHQ) Fundraising Department (FD). Specifically, the Corporate Fundraising team. This is a 100% virtual (volunteer-from-home), unpaid internship position. All interested candidates must be currently enrolled in a college/university program (undergraduate junior or senior/graduate student preferred). Explore your passion for nonprofit work by joining the Corporate Programs fundraising team at the American Red Cross National Headquarters in Washington, DC. As part of the team, you will learn about the nonprofit field, fundraising, business, and marketing and have an opportunity to experience our lifesaving mission.

Responsibilities:

Research and Recommendations on Fundraising Trends

  • Research and review external sources and studies
  • Conduct competitive analysis
  • Identify industries likely to support the Red Cross and compile market analysis
  • Gather feedback from Red Cross regions and internal stakeholders
  • Identify trends, best practices, and challenges
  • Present recommendations and update source documents

Employee Engagement

  • Help scope out new employee engagement volunteer opportunities
  • Gather content to create donor facing materials and internal SOPs
  • Create rapid learn and other training materials

Microsite Support

  • Support steady state and episodic disaster microsites (corporate online giving platform).
  • Receive cross-training on the microsite platform process to serve as a back-up for microsite and fundraiser support during times of disaster.
  • Analyze high and low-performing sites and offer recommendations for improvement

Training

  • Help manage team training calendar
  • Assist in building and recording program trainings and rapid learns

Marketing materials and case studies

  • Evaluate corporate fundraising materials on The Exchange (Red Cross intranet)
  • Help revise/update materials; Develop new resources
  • Compile case studies and best practices on corporate fundraising

In-Kind fundraising

  • Take In-Kind at the Red Cross 101 trainings
  • Help customize and deliver future trainings
  • Answer public inquiries and create FAQs
  • Conduct prospect research
  • Create email templates and populate trackers

Biomedical Services Fundraising

  • Conduct internal and external research on fundraising trends for health services
  • Gather information on different Red Cross biomedical services programs and evaluate for fundraising potential
  • Develop fundraiser guidance on how to use data and tools
  • Update proposals and sales decks with relevant information


Qualifications:

Required:

  • Reliable access to resources needed to volunteer 100% virtually
  • Currently enrolled in a college/university program
  • Research skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • High degree of organizational, analytical and project management skills
  • Ability to prioritize assignments
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Motivation and strong initiative
  • Computer savvy, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint

Preferred:

  • Currently studying communications, business, marketing, international relations, public policy junior undergraduate student

Training:
Onboarding and training will be provided to selected interns

Length Of Appointment:
Spring 2023

Development Opportunities:
Explore your passion for nonprofit work by joining the Corporate Programs fundraising team at the American Red Cross National Headquarters in Washington, DC. As part of the team, you will learn about the nonprofit field, fundraising, business, and marketing and have an opportunity to experience our lifesaving mission. Due to COVID-19, this is a virtual internship opportunity. We are committed to professional development and ensure each intern has a variety of projects to build his/her resume.

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About American Red Cross - National Headquarters

Location:

431 18th St NW, Washington, DC 20006, US

Mission Statement

The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.

Description

Every single day, the American Red Cross helps people in emergencies. Whether it's one displaced family, thousands of disaster victims, or providing care and comfort to an ill or injured service member or veteran or support to a military family member, our vital work is made possible by people like you. It is through the time and care of ordinary people that we can do extraordinary things.

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Disaster Relief
Community, Disaster Relief

WHEN

Thu Jan 05, 2023 - Tue Feb 28, 2023

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Sales Coaching & Training
  • Research
  • Fundraising
  • Grant Writing / Research
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Project Management

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • Due to COVID-19, this is a virtual internship opportunity. We are seeking interns to work virtually a minimum of 20 hours/week during business hours Preferred Start Date: January 23, 2023 - Preferred End Date: May 26, 2023

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