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Fundraising Intern (London, UK)

This is an exciting role for an engaged individual who enjoys research to help a small international development charity widen its funding stream. We will work to give you as much autonomy as possible meaning you make the most out of your internship and leave with the skills necessary to pursue a career in fundraising (particularly trust and foundation).

Purpose of the role: To support the Trust and Major Donor Fundraiser to identify new trusts and foundations and make applications for Peace Direct’s work.


  • Lead on trust and foundation research (UK and International), identifying possible funders by researching their previous giving history, financial records and priorities.
  • Assist the Trust and Major Donor Fundraiser to create a plan of connecting with these trusts and foundations (through applications, email, phone etc.).
  • Refine and manage the trust and foundations prospect database.
  • Assist the Trust and Major Donor Fundraiser on the organisation of major donor events when necessary.
  • Contribute to the wider work of the Fundraising Team as necessary.

Person specification


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


  • Experience or understanding trust and foundation fundraising.
  • Experience in internet research.
  • Experience of voluntary work.
  • A commitment to fundraising and international development.
  • Enthusiasm for Peace Direct’s work.
  • Familiarity with Excel.

You will get:

  • Professional references on completion of the internship.
  • Travel & lunch expenses up to £10 a day.
  • Exposure to a range of fundraising activities and the principles behind trust and foundation fundraising including applications.
  • 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 send a short covering letter outlining your suitability for the role and your CV by midday on 24 November 2014 to [email protected].

Interviews will be held w/c 27 November.

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