2016 Summer Development Intern

A development internship provides an opportunity for a budding human rights activist to gain experience in and familiarity with areas such as fundraising, philanthropy, and the day-to-day operations of a Nobel Prize winning nonprofit organization with a global reach. The intern will be mentored by the development associate and be given exposure to the wide range of database, research and administrative tasks carried out by a nonprofit fundraising development department.
Projects and tasks the intern may work on include:
  • Researching and preparing thorough, well-written briefings on prospective funders including individuals, governments, and foundations
  • General exposure to the Raiser’s Edge donor database
  • Assisting with special events preparation and planning
  • Taking part in conducting post-event analysis, evaluating event attendance, and follow-up strategies
  • Helping to implement new departmental initiatives
The intern will also have the opportunity to attend departmental and staff meetings, as well as regular learning and social events with other interns and staff from PHR to round out the learning experience and complement career mentoring provided by the development associate.
Qualifications and Experience
  • Current enrollment in an undergraduate or graduate program of study, or a 2015 graduate
    Strong interest in human rights
    Exceptional analytical, writing, and verbal skills as well as superior research skills
    Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively, effectively, and professionally in a multi-faceted organization
    Superior organizational skills, attention to detail, commitment to data accuracy, and follow-through
    Openness to working with individuals from all different backgrounds
    Self-motivated and able to “own” projects from start to finish
Location and Hours
  • The development intern will be based in PHR’s New York office in midtown Manhattan.
  • Hours can be flexible to accommodate different types of schedules.
  • The internship will commence at the start of June with at least a 10-week commitment.
  • This is an unpaid position; students may be able to arrange academic credit, and should check with their individual academic institutions for requirements.

Please send a cover letter and resume to resumes@phrusa.org. Include “Development Intern, Summer 2016” in the subject line.