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Fundraising intern (London, UK)

Purpose of the role: To support the Head of Individual Giving to engage with the public in order to generate sustainable income and increase awareness and involvement in Peace Direct’s mission.

Responsibilities

  • Lead on all aspects of a monthly online updates including creating content and creating updates.
  • Liaise with the International Programmes Team to get updates from the field to be included in supporter communications.
  • Organise fundraising challenges and community fundraising activities with individuals, universities and community groups.
  • Assist the Head of Individual Giving to research and copy write print and digital materials for appeals and newsletters.
  • Research and help organise the annual event.
  • Support the Database Assistant to manage the thank you programme.
  • Contribute to the wider work of the Fundraising Team as necessary.

Essential

  • Available 2 or 3 days a week for 6 months.
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Good interpersonal and teamwork skills.
  • Strong organisational skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.
  • Meticulous, good attention to detail.
  • Ability to use own initiative and work independently.

Desirable

  • Experience or understanding of marketing or fundraising.
  • Experience of voluntary work.
  • A commitment to fundraising and international development.
  • Enthusiasm for Peace Direct’s work.

You will get:

  • Professional references on completion of the internship.
  • Travel & lunch expenses up to £12 a day.
  • Exposure to a range of fundraising activities and the principles behind acquisition and retention.
  • To be part of a lively team who will facilitate your development with support and external training courses at the FSI.
  • The opportunity to be involved with other projects as they come up and plenty of scope for contributing your own ideas.
  • The chance to make a real contribution to Peace Direct’s peacebuilding work.

How to apply: Please complete the application form and send your CV with a sample of your writing on any subject by midnight on Thursday 14th January to Ruth Tidy at recruitment@peacedirect.org. Interviews will be held the following week to start the internship soon after.

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