Development and Communications Intern

Washington, DC
Jan 23, 2017
Apr 01, 2017
Full Time

WildlifeDirect seeks an intern for 12-20 hours/week beginning January 2017, to support the organization's fundraising and external marketing/communications efforts. This position requires a minimum of a six month commitment. Areas of responsibility will include: gift processing, prospect research, database management, donor stewardship, e-correspondence, website management, and other administrative support as needed.

As a small organization you will have the opportunity to work closely with the Executive Director and the Kenya staff on meaningful and impactful projects.

The successful candidate must:

  • Be passionate about wildlife conservation and international development
  • Have excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Have the ability to work independently and with minimal supervision
  • Be organized, able to multi-task and a creative problem solver
  • Be willing and ready to learn quickly
  • Have significant prior work experience
  • Ability to work prioritize and work within tight deadlines
  • Be excellent with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Be based in the MD/DC area

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have experience managing donor databases (e.g., Little Green Light, eTapestry and others are a BIG plus!)
  • Have some experience in fundraising (writing solicitations, canvassing, events management, prospect research, proposal development, etc.)
  • Have experience managing websites especially through Word Press
  • Have prior experience with the layout and the design of written publications
  • Have traveled to or lived in sub-Saharan Africa
  • MUST have own computer

Principal Duties & Responsibilities Include (but are not limited to):

  • Write & design e-communication campaigns
  • Maintain and update website
  • Manage social media sites, including Facebook and Twitter
  • Generate and mail thank you letters to donors
  • Process gifts and update our donor database with new donation information and corresponding stewardship contact
  • Conduct prospect research on new potential major donors and foundations
  • Conduct program and policy research as needed
  • Manage reporting requirements for current grants and assist Executive Director in drafting grant reports for major funders as needed
  • Administrative and general office troubleshooting as needed

A small stipen is available to cover transportation and other costs. This position requires a minimum of 12 hours/week for at least a six month commitment. WLD is located in the Capitol Hill neighborhood, one block from the Eastern Market Metro. There is a possibility for the right person to work remotely on occassion (e.g., work one day in the office and another remotely). This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to a fast growing organization.

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