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Global Development Intern

We are seeking a Global Development Intern who can work closely with our Development department for 20-30 hours per week between 10am - 5pm, M-F, from May 2020 through August 2020 or beyond. We are a small nonprofit and are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to assist our development department in grant research & writing, content creation, event planning, and more. Remote internship opportunities may be possible. 

Job Description 

This internship is an excellent opportunity for students and recent graduates who are interested in international non-profits, marketing, communications, and/or fundraising to learn:


*Communications and development experience

*Hands-on participation in a small but efficient and busy fundraising department

*Unique insight into organizational structure and current events and issues related to an international humanitarian nonprofit organization

*Exposure to a wide range of staff positions and opportunities within a non-profit setting


Key responsibilities/projects:

*Assist with grant research, grant writing, proposal preparations, newsletter development, press releases, donor reports, and other writing assignments

*Assist with program development and program design for proposal submission

*Develop communication materials for donors, track current and relevant events

*Conduct foundation grant research and donor prospect research

*Provide other general assistance when needed


Qualities we are looking for in an applicant:

*Strong writing and oral communication skills

*Strong research skills

*Experience with content creation and/or website management preferred

*Experience with event planning preferred

*Proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite

*Strong attention to detail

*Reliability and positive attitude

*Ability to prioritize and manage simultaneous tasks; ability to work independently and as part of a team

*Interest in the nonprofit sector and in international humanitarian work


How to Apply

Please send your resume, cover letter, and one writing sample to The internship start/end times are flexible, so please indicate your availability to start. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.


This is an unpaid internship; a monthly stipend to cover commuting costs may be available. The MLI office is located in Arlington, Virginia, within blocks of the Courthouse metro.

(703) 243-9200

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