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Are you looking to work with a small and dynamic team that will help you realize your potential? Are you interested in helping to empower marginalized communities in conflict-affected countries? Consider applying for an employment or internship position with the Marshall Legacy Institute! 

If you are interested in interning or volunteering at MLI, please send your resume and cover letter to

We are currently seeking a Marketing and Development Internship – Summer/Fall 2022:

Marketing and Development Internship – Summer/Fall 2022


The Marshall Legacy Institute (MLI) is a non-profit organization located in Arlington, VA. While landmines do not plague the United States, for many communities in war-torn countries, mines and explosives pose a constant threat to security and safety. MLI’s mission is to help war-torn countries recover from conflict by promoting hope, growth, and stability. Over the past 25 years, MLI has focused our efforts on mine action and social impact programs to address the myriad needs faced by these conflict-affected communities. MLI’s Mine Action Programs include our Mine Detection Dog Partnership Program (MDDPP), which seeks to improve the quantity and quality of Mine Detection Dogs (MDDs) worldwide; our Children Against Mines Program, which fosters global citizenship and engages youth in the United States and landmine-affected countries in the landmine issue; and our Survivors’ Assistance Program, which provides life-enhancing medical assistance & vocational training to mine survivors, especially to women and children. MLI’s Social Impact Programs began as a way to assist communities in post-conflict countries live a more fulfilling life. Our Peacemakers and Problem Solvers and Peace through Sport programs educate and connect youth in matters of leadership development and community engagement. Ethnic reconciliation and women’s empowerment initiatives round out of social impact portfolio, to help promote peace and the engagement of women in society.

Since our founding in 1997, MLI has a long and successful track record of implementing programs in over 13 mine-contaminated countries. For more details about our work around the world, please visit our website:

MLI is seeking a Marketing and Development Intern who will work under the supervision of our Development Department for 20-30 hours per week between 10 am – 5 pm, M-F, with a mixture of in-person and remote work from May 2022 through December 2022 or beyond. The start and end dates of the internship are flexible; ideally, we would prefer a start date in late May and for the placement to continue with MLI at least through October to aid with our annual fundraising Gala event. We are a small nonprofit looking for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to assist our development department in grant research, social media content creation, donor correspondence, event planning, and more.

Job Description:

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

*Communications and development

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

*Unique insight into organizational structure, 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, proposal preparations, newsletter development, press releases, donor reports, and other writing assignments

*Create and design MLI’s social media content; maintain MLI’s social media outreach and webpage updates, utilizing Wix, Facebook, Instagram, etc.

*Assist with event planning and preparations for MLI’s annual fundraising gala in October 2022

*Assist with program development and design for flyers, publications, branding materials, etc.

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

*Conduct foundation grant research and donor prospect research

*Provide other general assistance as requested


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

*Creative and innovative mindset with a willingness to pitch ideas and work closely with a small team

*Interest in the nonprofit sector and international humanitarian work



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 but preference will be given to candidates who can start in late May, 2022. This internship will provide both remote and in-person work opportunities.


This is a paid hourly internship, with wages determined based on experience. The MLI office is located in Arlington, Virginia, within blocks of the Courthouse metro. A parking place may be provided.

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