BACKGROUND: The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. At work in over 40 countries and 24 U.S. cities to restore safety, dignity and hope, the IRC leads the way from harm to home. The IRC in Atlanta office was established in 1979 and has resettled over 27,000 refugees from 67 countries into the Greater Atlanta area. As the largest refugee resettlement agency in Georgia, the IRC in Atlanta resettles an average of 250 refugees into Georgia annually and provides additional services and assistance to another 2,500 refugees, immigrants and asylees.
SCOPE OF FUNDRAISING INTERN WORK: This internship is located within the Resource Development Department, whose purpose is to establish strong, mutually-beneficial connections between the community and the IRC in Atlanta in order to garner monetary, in-kind and volunteer resources for refugee clients. The Fundraising Intern will work closely with the Development Assistant towards these goals to enhance the IRC in Atlanta’s ability to meet refugee client needs.
This position requires a minimum of 15 hours a week for at least 3 months.
· Provide data collection and research including tracking all forms of funding sources;
· Draft written materials for internal and external communications and prepare mass mailings;
· Proofread and edit letters of intent and grant proposals;
· Assist with updating and maintaining IRC donor database;
· Research potential major donor prospects and assist with donor outreach and cultivation;
· Provide direct service to refugee clients as needed by the Volunteer Coordinator;
· Assist with other Resource Development needs such as donor management, external communications, and fundraising;
· Attend and actively participate in staff meetings and special staff development programs.
· An interest in international and refugee issues;
· Effective communication and writing skills;
· Strong attention to detail;
· Excellent organizational skills;
· Creativity and initiative to follow through on projects;
· A strong desire to help people and enthusiasm to work in a multi-cultural setting;
· Prior experience in a non-profit setting a plus;
· Prior relevant coursework preferred.
Check with your Internship Coordinator BEFORE accepting to determine how you might do this internship for credit.
For more information, please contact VolunteerATL@Rescue.org. To learn more about us, please visit the IRC website at www.Rescue.org/Atlanta