Monday, September 8, 2014

Intern Opportunity: World Food Program USA.


The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is the world's largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide, reaching more than 97 million people in 80 countries with food assistance last year. World Food Program USA builds support for WFP through fundraising, advocacy and education in the United States


REPORTS TO: Manager, Foundation Relations
OVERALL POSITION DESCRIPTION: World Food Program USA seeks a development intern who is a college student, graduate student, or recent college graduate to support the day-to-day needs of the Development Department in Washington, D.C. The Development Intern duties may include donor acknowledgment, research, and administrative assignments. These efforts are undertaken in support of our communications, advocacy, and fundraising efforts and goals. The Development Intern will gain an understanding of how World Food Program USA’s advocacy, outreach, and fundraising efforts in the U.S. support the UN World Food Programme’s work on the ground in 75 countries.
The work schedule is flexible, but the candidate should expect to work 24 to 30 hours, 3-5 days per week, during the time period of August - December 2014.
  • Conduct donor research for corporations, individuals, foundations and civic organizations.
  • Assist with donor acknowledgments.
  • General donor correspondence and support.
  • Develop account strategy and draft deliverables.
  • Carry out special projects and other duties as assigned.
  • Strong computer skills in Microsoft Office applications.
  • Excellent written, verbal and organizational skills.
  • Strong research skills.
  • Ability to organize time and work independently as well as part of a team, follow directions, and complete tasks in an effective manner.
  • Interest in humanitarian aid/international development and nonprofit organizations.
  • Basic knowledge of database systems, and specifically Salesforce/Convio, is a plus.
A modest stipend is available.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
Interested candidates should submit the following:
(Please submit cover letter and resume as a single document, preferably in PDF format, and specify “Development Intern” in the subject line.)
  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Days/hours of availability
  • Start date
  • References (1-2 desired)
Emails should be made to the attention of Stephanie Eldred at
World Food Program USA is an equal opportunity employer.
No phone calls please.

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