Marketing and Fundraising Internship
Length of internship: Minimum 3 months
Hours: 3 days a week (Tuesday-Thursday)
Location: Altrincham, Cheshire, WA14 4ND
N.B. This is an unpaid, voluntary internship
Duration: We are looking for volunteers for periods of 3 months or more over the next 12 months.
To provide administrative, research and creative support for the marketing and fundraising function. The intern will help engage with supporters and potential donors to raise awareness of Act4Africa and maximise the fundraising income from individual donors, ad hoc events and products/trips. The intern will ideally be skilled at using various social media to engage with supporters; they will produce content for the Act4Africa website and assist in the production of marketing communications, including emails, newsletters and press releases. The intern will help to maintain and develop the charity’s profile and reputation and provide excellent customer service to supporters, donors, event participants and prospective participants.
To meet this challenge, you should be a proven self-starter; able to work on your own initiative and be an excellent communicator both written and oral. You will need to be organised with good administration skills. Ideally you will have experience of marketing and/or charity fundraising and have an interest in the work that Act4Africa do.
A degree awarded from a UK university is preferable.
How to apply:
Please download and complete this questionnaire and supply a CV and covering letter demonstrating how your skills and experience match the requirements of the internship.
- Covering letter
via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
We are a tiny organisation based in Altrincham, Cheshire and strive to keep our overheads here to the minimum to allow us to maximise our overseas development activities. Unfortunately, as a non-profit organisation we do not provide a wage for interns. However, we do cover local travel expenses.
Our USP is that you will be able to experience how an international NGO works at home and abroad. As we are a small team based in the UK office, you will gain a good insight into our project implementation with our African partners as well as hands-on experience of marketing and fundraising. Read more about our Internship Programme here.
Our most recent intern Ellie enjoyed her time in the Act4Africa office before travelling the world. Her postcard from Australia read: “Thank you so much for mentoring me in the art of marketing! I’ve had such a fun few months and learnt so much. You’ve helped me to grow in confidence and develop lots of new skills – both of which will equip me for any career path I choose. I’m sorry I couldn’t stay longer!” She also has this to say… https://youtu.be/_PvS1t0ade0
With a masters in International Development, Nath went on to a career in politics following his internship at Act4Africa. This is what he said of his experience, “The team are really friendly and make you feel welcome. I have already learnt several new skills and feel more confident. It is a special organisation and I am proud to assist in their efforts to improve the health and livelihoods of women and children in Africa.”
Previous intern Tom had this to say about his time at Act4Africa:
“Act4Africa is such a fantastic organisation that does so much to help so many people. Working with a team dedicated to fighting HIV/Aids and improving the health and livelihoods of women and girls in some of Africa’s poorest communities was an eye-opener and an invaluable experience. It showed me just how much good can be done by a relatively small charity.”
Tom went on to join another charity as a permanent employee in their marketing department.