Development Volunteer Intern, London

International Crisis Group, London, Belgium

Skill Required:, Business Development/ Resource Mobilization
Email for CV Submission: 
Closing Date for Applications: 
31st January, 2015

Job Description

Crisis Group is seeking a full-time volunteer to assist with its Development team in London. The volunteer will work with the Private Sector Initiatives team in all fundraising activities related to individuals, Corporations and Family Foundations.  S/he will also have the opportunity to work closely with the Special Events team in the planning, delivery, and follow-up of key high-level donor events in London and New York this spring. The main tasks will include:

  • Helping to establish  and sustain close relationships with current and prospective funders;
  • Assisting with the preparation of funding proposals and correspondence;
  • Providing assistance in the coordination of fundraising events and meetings in London;
  • Researching and compiling accurate profiles of prospective funders;
  • Maintaining the donor database and records and keeping them up-to-date;
  • Office Management support and assistance in preparation for bilateral meetings;
  • Scheduling appointments, handling correspondence, keeping track of calendars, and performing other necessary tasks as needed;
  • Supporting ad hoc projects in advocacy and research.

Desired qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree
  • Excellent verbal and written command of English;
  • Ability to conceptualise, write and edit letters and proposals;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, email, Raiser's Edge and Google applications;
  • Must be available for minimum of 5 full working days per week for a period of at least six months;
  • Authorisation to work in the UK is required.

Additionally, the candidate should have the ability o manage multiple projects simultaneously and work productively  and independently within a demanding environment. Strong organisational skills, self-motivation, flexibility, and reliability are also essential.

Working as part of a small and friendly team, the position is administrative in nature but offers an excellent opportunity to gain valuable experience in a high-profile international NGO. The successful  candidate will discover how an organisation approaches and cultivates relationships with individuals and corporations. A significant portion of Crisis Group's funding comes from private sector support and, as such, the development volunteer will be part of a small team that makes it possible for Crisis Group to continue its work on preventing and resolving conflict in more than 60 countries worldwide.

The Development volunteer will be supervised and mentored by the Development Assistant and Office Manager and will support the Head of London Office and Senior Development Officer. Weekly meetings will be held to discuss projects and review progress, and the volunteer will have the opportunity to interact with other volunteers across the organisation. S/he will also have the opportunity to access our online training platform "Crisis Group Learns".

If you wish to apply please send your CV and a short cover letter (no more than 1 page) to Please write “London Development Volunteer” in the subject line of your email. Application deadline is 31 January. Possible start date is 16 February. 

Please note that this volunteer internship is unpaid, but we will cover lunch and travel expenses.

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