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Global Partnerships Intern

New York City (United States of America)

  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: New York City (United States of America)
  • Grade: Internship
  • Occupational Groups:
    • External Relations, Partnerships and Resource mobilization
  • Closing Date:

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Requisition ID: req8679

Job Title: Global Partnerships Intern

Sector: Fundraising

Employment Category: Intern

Employment Type: Part-Time

Open to Expatriates: No

Location: New York, NY HQ USA

Job Description

With oversight from the Manager, GPS, the GPS Intern will gain high-value fundraising skills and knowledge through projects tailored to their interest and the needs of the team, in addition to supporting on projects in the work streams mentioned above.  They will also play a central role in adapting and implementing a donor acknowledgement and data-sharing process across the International Development team. Tasks will include liaising with team members within IDev to understand needs and gaps as well as working with the Salesforce CRM to adapt the current procedure, in the process learning the relationship management life cycle from beginning to end.

COMMITMENT: 12 weeks starting in May 2020, 20-25 hours per week


  • To appropriately cultivate the relationship of IRC partners, develop and implement a system of gift acknowledgement for high value partners that meets the needs of a 50+ person team in addition
  • Learning and evaluating the current system of both the US-based and Europe-based high value fundraising teams
  • Investigate and analyze the possibilities within the Salesforce CRM, including liaising with colleagues on the IT tea
  • Develop, test, and implement a system that will streamline the process and increase personalization for partner relationships
  • Take on editorial, communications, events, or compliance projects as interested and needed based on the current workload of the team
  • Assist with one to two high value partnerships in the corporate or foundation sector to gain a deeper understanding of international fundraising at an organization like IRC
  • Support the GPS team with transition from solely US-based fundraisers to include Europe-based fundraisers


  1. The intern will gain professional experience in project management and process creation, and work semi-independently in a fast-paced humanitarian environment.

  2. The intern will deepen understanding of relationship management in the high value fundraising sector.

  3. The intern will gain experience with communication and coordination across a large, international team.

  4. The intern will have the opportunity to work on projects of interest and deepen knowledge in those areas.


  • Bachelors degree coursework and interest in humanitarian sector or international development.

  • Experience in working independently and working with large teams.

  • Very strong written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to effectively present complex information in a concise, accessible way.

    This is an unpaid internship position. No financial compensation, including compensation for relocation, is available.


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