Are you interested in learning to raise funds to support an international nonprofit focused on global sustainability?
Who we are
Global Footprint Network is changing how the world manages its natural resources.
Every year people demand more from nature than it can regenerate, leading to disruptive resource constraints and climate change. To create a better future, leaders in government and finance come to us for guidance about how to manage the resources they have, reduce economic risk, and improve well-being. We help them take action by translating data into insights that drive practical decisions. This starts with metrics that track how resources are used and measure what’s available. Then we empower clients to frame opportunities and make confident policy and investment decisions backed by facts.
The heart of our work is the Ecological Footprint. The Footprint measures human demand on nature, expressed as a single, easy-to-understand number that’s scalable from a global to an individual level. We pioneered this acclaimed methodology more than 20 years ago and continue to build on the science and design new tools for applying it.
For more information about Global Footprint Network and the Ecological Footprint visit: www.footprintnetwork.org.
What we are looking for
Global Footprint Network is seeking an intern to assist with Fundraising, which consists of a range of fundraising activities.
Undergraduates at all levels (from freshman to senior) or recent graduates with an interest in the environment and fundraising are encouraged to apply. Candidates seeking degrees in communications, public relations, writing, sales, marketing, non-profit management, environmental policy and/or sciences, or related fields are preferred, but not required.
What you’ll bring
• An interest in sustainability and fundraising;
• Strong writing skills;
• Good time management skills;
• Excel and database experience desired;
• Enthusiasm; and
What you’ll do
Depending on skills and interests, intern projects may include:
• Assisting with the preparation and submission of fundraising letters of inquiry, proposals, grant reports, and thank you letters;
• Researching and targeting individual, foundation, and corporate donor prospects;
• Assisting with the maintenance and improvement of our grants pipeline, major donor prospect pipeline, and contact management database;
• Helping to plan and organize special events;
• Participating in our mid-year and annual appeal campaigns; and
• Helping to maintain donor relationships.
Our internship positions are unpaid, however, a small stipend is offered. Hours are flexible but we prefer a minimum commitment of 16 hours per week for 12 weeks. Free healthy lunches are provided. School credit may be available depending on the requirements of your institution. This internship offers a unique opportunity to gain nonprofit fundraising experience and be part of an innovative organization.
We are currently accepting applications for internships that will begin as soon as possible.
Our collegial, open office is located in Oakland near Jack London Square and is within walking distance of BART, AC Transit and the Oakland ferry service.
Click here to submit your resume and cover letter. No phone calls, please.