Hiring: Advocacy & Fundraising Intern

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Title: Advocacy & Fundraising Intern

Location: Fully Remote

Reports To: Communications & Advocacy Associate

Salary Range: Unpaid, University Credit and Networking Opportunities. 10-15 hours/week.

To Apply: To apply, please submit a resume and 2 professional or academic references to Kaitlyn Kline Voz at kkline@voiceforrefuge.org.

Overview:

The Advocacy & Fundraising Intern will work with the Communications and Advocacy Associate to develop and execute a creative advocacy and fundraising strategy for the Spring of 2022. Opportunities for learning include tracking advocacy actions and building a responsive strategy, drafting audience emails, generating engaging petitions, and researching prospective donors. This intern will coordinate messaging with the Digital Communications Intern to create regular fundraising related content. This intern will also be asked to keep up to date on political news at the state and national level to assist the organization in releasing timely and relevant responses to the general audience as well as to donors. Depending on the interests of this individual, opportunities to draft press releases, create grant reports, and build advocacy-related toolkits & videos may also arise.

 

All interns must be self-motivated to work at their own pace to complete weekly projects. Interns will meet one-on-one with the Communications and Advocacy Associate once a week and will meet as a full team once a week for the duration of the internship. Regular communication via email and slack expected. The Advocacy & Fundraising intern will also liaise with the Managing Director to help provide research on funding and resources for c4 work.

Duties:

Quality candidates will have:

  • Ability to quickly and accurately obtain information and write clearly, concisely, and persuasively.
  • A demonstrated strength in writing and ability to maintain positive rapport in donor relationships.
  • Understanding of federal political advocacy and social change movements a plus.
  • Previous job or volunteer experience working in small donor fundraising, organizing, or campaigning a plus.
  • Understanding of the distinction between 501(c)(3)s and 501(c)(4)s would be valuable.
  • Sound knowledge of the political process, current political dynamics, and refugee and immigration policies is a plus.

Professional Qualifications:

Intern requirements:

  • A commitment to refugee success and protection is also a must.
  • Must be a current student enrolled in university, but any grade level and area of study is welcome to apply given a demonstrated ability to assist the organization in this role.

 

Interns must be able to commit 10-15 hours a week. Internship dates are flexible and selections will be made on a rolling basis, but applicants are encouraged to apply by August 22nd for Fall positions; January 21st for Spring positions; and May 1st for Summer positions.

Voice for Refuge is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status

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