Communications and Development Intern

Location: Head Office (US Only)
Position Location: USA - Washington, DC


About RI:  

Relief International is a leading nonprofit organization working in roughly 20 countries to relieve poverty, ensure well-being and advance dignity. We specialize in fragile settings, responding to natural disasters, humanitarian crises and chronic poverty.


Relief International combines humanitarian and development approaches to provide immediate services while laying the groundwork for long-term impact. Our signature approach — which we call the RI Way—emphasizes local participation, an integration of services, strategic partnerships and a focus on civic skills. In this way, we empower communities to find, design and implement the solutions that work best for them.


Position Summary:

Relief International is seeking an Intern to assist its Communications and Development team in all fundraising activities related to individuals, corporations and family foundations. The Communications & Development Intern will primarily support the team on research,, external and internal communications, relationship management and administrative tasks as needed. During their internship, the Intern will provide extensive support for Relief International’s BBC Radio 4 Charity Appeal, which will be launched in March 2021.


The intern will work closely with the team in Washington, D.C. and have the opportunity to interact with others across the organization. The Communications & Development Intern will learn how an organization approaches and cultivates relationships with individuals and corporations. A growing portion of Relief International’s funding comes from private sector support and, as such, the Communications & Development Intern will be part of a small team that makes it possible for RI to continue its work, serving people in some of the world’s most fragile settings. Students may receive course credit for internship.


Position Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Assisting in the coordination, preparation and support of Relief International’s BBC Radio 4 Charity Appeal;
  • Researching and compiling accurate profiles on prospective donors;
  • Helping to establish and sustain close relationships with current and prospective donors;
  • Maintaining the donor database and records on Blue State Digital;
  • Assisting with the preparation of funding proposals and correspondence for individual donors, foundations, and charity appeals;
  • Drafting external and internal communications materials including, but not limited to, staff newsletters, social media, press releases, and website content, and other documents.

Position Requirements:

  • Excellent verbal and written command of the English Language;
  • Ability to conceptualize, write and edit letters and proposals;
  • Ability to work independently and on a team, with strict deadlines;
  • Strong organizational skills;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, email and internet applications;
  • Knowledge of CRMs is preferred.

Stipend: Travel stipend provided based on HR policy.

RI Values:

We uphold the Humanitarian Principles: humanity, neutrality, impartiality, and operational independence. We affirmatively engage the most vulnerable communities. We value:

  • Inclusiveness
  • Transparency and Accountability
  • Agility and Innovation
  • Collaboration
  • Sustainability

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