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Department: Development
Type of position: Intern, paid
Time Commitment: 20 hrs/week
Duration: 3 months
Location: New York City

Objective: To assist the Major Gifts Prospect Research area of MSF's Development Team while providing basic knowledge of non-profit fundraising.

Overview: The Major Gifts Prospect Research Intern will support the administrative and research activities of the Manager of Prospect Research, Major Gifts, and the rest of the Major Gifts team. S/he will learn how an organization approaches and cultivates individuals in order to receive large donations. S/he will also have the opportunity, through working in the office, to learn about MSF's international programs and the role that MSF-USA plays in the MSF movement. This internship is ideal for anyone considering a career in development (fundraising), and in the administration of non-governmental organizations (NGOs).

Duties: The Major Gifts Prospect Research Intern will be expected to perform the following tasks:

  • Assist in prospecting for new donors and researching current MSF donors (30%)
  • Review and correct donor database records (30%)
  • Assist with large and small mailings (25%))
  • Attend BBLs, public education events, and staff and department meetings as often as scheduling allows

Required Skills:

  • Keen attention to detail and an eye for data
  • Strong research skills and an inquisitive mind
  • Strong computer skills (e.g. Excel, database)
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Genuine commitment to the principles and work of MSF
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