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Fundraising intern (London, UK)

Purpose of the role

To support the Head of Individual Giving to develop relationships with and raise income from supporters to increase the amount and length of their support for Peace Direct.

Responsibilities

  • Lead on all aspects of a monthly online updates including creating content and analysing results (open rates, click through rate, etc).
  • Liaise with the International Programmes Team to get updates from the field to be included in supporter communications.
  • Research and 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.
  • 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 £10 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 Sunday 19 April to Ruth Tidy at Ruth@peacedirect.org. Interviews to be held at the end of the week of 20 April. Internship to start soon thereafter.

Communications Intern (London, UK)

Frontline aid agency Peace Direct is looking for an intern to work on all aspects of its busy communications programme – media, website, fundraising and promotions. This is a hands-on, creative role, offering excellent experience for anyone wishing to explore a career in communications.

You will be researching stories from war zones and pitching them to journalists, writing blogs and web pages, and reaching out through social media. You’ll also be helping with our publications, events and fundraising appeals.

We are looking for someone with journalistic writing and research skills, an understanding of how news media and social media work, good organisational abilities and an interest in aid issues. Good writing and proofing skills will be absolutely essential, as will some experience or training in communications work. Above all you need to be keen to communicate our ideas and achievements to a range of audiences.

In return you will get an excellent grounding in the practices and principles of charity communications. You will be working in a small, friendly organisation where you will have contact with all areas of our work and plenty of scope for contributing your own ideas.

Peace Direct is an innovative British NGO supporting conflict resolution in war zones around the world. We fund local people who are building peace in their own war-torn communities, inspiring individuals with extraordinary stories – and you will help us to tell them to the world.

The post is offered for 3 days a week in our London office, for 6 months, from 4 May. We will cover reasonable travel and lunch expenses.

Please email a completed application form and covering letter by 6 April to Jonathan Lorie, Head of Communications, on jonathan@peacedirect.org. Interviews will be held on 20 April. Previous applicants need not apply.

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