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Job Title

Institutional Fundraising Intern

Reports to

Institutional Fundraising Team (IFO & IFA)

Direct Management Responsibility


Job location

2 Claremont, Bradford, BD7 1QB

Employment status

Intern (Voluntary)

Pay (Stipend)


Time frame

3-6 months

Working hours

Monday – Friday (Flexible - min 12 hours/wk.)


Focus: Reviewing and management of past and present project reports; identification of past and present project reports from country offices; management of database entry for reporting; policy research; proof reading (editing and writing); institutional fundraising bulletin. 


  • Assisting the Institutional Fundraising Team (IFT) in developing project proposals, through proofreading and editing

  • Update Institutional Fundraising ‘best practice’ policies to ensure accordance with the international development sector

  • Database management of past and present project reports from all country offices.

  • Maintaining a database of all institutional donors, trust and foundation prospects and results

  • Providing support in the maintenance of programme records and documentation

  • Identifying lessons learnt and best practices for future proposals and projects

  • General assistance duties during meetings, talks, lectures and workshops (keeping minutes, following up on tasks set for IFT, travel arrangements, and office duties)

  •  Shadowing IFT, engaging in and networking with partners, UN agencies, Field Offices, NGOs and other organisations as well as representatives from the community and state level



  • Understanding and knowledge of international development and humanitarian affairs Knowledge of the Middle East, North or East Africa;
  • Understanding of the political environment in these regions and current humanitarian efforts


  • Educated to degree level (including current undergraduate or postgraduate students)
  • Excellent research and analytical skills
  • Ability to plan and prioritise
  • Excellent interpersonal, communications and presentation skills
  • Excellent written and spoken English (grammar in particular)
  • Proven administrative skills and excellent attention to detail
  • Proven computer literacy (Microsoft Word, Excel & Powerpoint)
  • Creative and confident self-starter with ambition, vision and drive to achieve targets


  • Postgraduate student with specialisations in political sceience, peace studies (international development, conflict resolution), busines administration and management, environmental sciences and management
  • Ability to speak one of the following languages; French, Germanm, Arabic, or Kiswahili


Thank you for all those individuals who had submitted their applications for the role of a Programmes Department Intern, for the October 2016 (3-6 months) position.

This role has now been filled.

It is very possible that another internship programme will be starting in 3-6 months. Please keep yourself updated by subscribing to our newsletter for updates

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