You are viewing a preview of this job. Log in or register to view more details about this job.

Philanthropic Partnerships Intern


Save the Children’s U.S. Programs (USP) division is seeking an intern for fall 2024 on our Philanthropic Partnerships, External Affairs team. The remote internship will provide you with an opportunity to use your critical research skills to conduct prospect research and new business development to support our work across rural America. Save the Children’s expertise is on reaching children early - from birth through elementary school; and our goals are to increase kindergarten readiness and grade-level literacy and math proficiency for children in under-resourced rural communities. The External Affairs department of USP is a collaborative team that is dedicated to driving resources (cash and Gift-in-Kind) to support our programs across rural America. We are seeking an intern to support our Philanthropic Partnerships team across a variety of fundraising projects, with a primary focus on prospect research and new business development.

What You’ll be Doing (Essential Duties)

  • Conduct prospect research on philanthropic opportunities that are aligned with the U.S. Programs strategy and funding priorities.
  • Draft persuasive content across core programming areas to develop high-quality donor materials and resources for speaking engagements, briefs, proposals, fundraising reports, learning sessions, etc.
  • Support the overall stewardship and relationship management of USP-focused donors.
  • Research current fundraising trends and innovations that are strategically aligned with our programs and rural strategy.
  • Support other special projects and initiatives related to fundraising priorities and goals.

Required Qualifications

  • Must be an actively enrolled in an Associate, Bachelor, Master or other post high school education program, or have graduated within 6 months of intern program start date
  • Possess strong written skills, solid interpersonal skills and ability to work within a team
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Currently eligible to work in the U.S.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and collaborate with individuals and teams
  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering an environment of diversity, inclusion, and belonging

What’s In It for You

  • Structured learning and development program
  • Meaningful work under the direct supervision of an experienced Save the Children staff member
  • Highly collaborative and innovative teams
  • Networking program with managers across the organization
  • Flexible schedule
  • A family friendly work environment
  • The knowledge that the work you are supporting is changing the lives of children all around the world


Classification:       Paid Intern or Fellow

Part-time:              16-24 hours per week (up to 8 hours max per day)

Dates:                     September 23 – December 6, 2024

Compensation:     $17 / hour (interns only)


About Save the Children

Save the Children believes every child deserves a future. In the United States and around the world, we give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. We do whatever it takes for children – every day and in times of crisis – transforming their lives and the future we share.

Our work for children and their families requires that we commit—at every opportunity—to work together to identify and dismantle persistent systemic and structural racism, inequality, and any other forms of discrimination in this country and beyond.  As an anti-racist organization, Save the Children will not tolerate discrimination in any form—in our employment practices, amongst our staff, in our leadership or toward the people we serve. We stand in solidarity with all people to fight for equal rights, justice, inclusion, and belonging.

Save the Children is committed to conducting its programs and operations in a manner that is safe for the children it serves and helping protect the children with whom we are in contact. All Save the Children representatives are explicitly prohibited from engaging in any activity that may result in any kind of child abuse.

Save the Children is committed to minimizing safety and security risks for our valued employees, ensuring all are given training, support and information to reduce their risk exposure while maximizing the impact of our programs for children and families. Our shared duty, both agency and individual, is to seek and maintain safe working conditions for all.