We are committed to giving you the best possible experience within our organisation.
As an intern, you will have the chance to:
- Work in a small charity, gaining insight across all our work
- Work within a small, experienced team of fundraisers, gaining experience and knowledge, specifically in Community, Events and Individual Giving fundraising
- Get stuck-in and enjoy the role
- Gain experience and knowledge of the skillset required to work in fundraising
- Develop your written and verbal communication skills both internally and externally
In return we will:
- Ensure that you gain a wide range of fundraising experiences to boost your CV
- Ensure you have meaningful projects to work on
- Offer training and support for your role
- Respect and listen to your views and ideas
- Provide an encouraging and friendly working atmosphere
- Provide a reference letter outlining the contribution you have made and the skills and experience acquired during your time with us
World Child Cancer is looking for a bright and enthusiastic person to take on the role of Community & Events Intern. The successful candidate will get involved in all aspects of the charity’s fundraising programme working closely with a team of experienced fundraisers. As World Child Cancer is a small charity, our intern can expect to experience all areas of our work and gain a good understanding of all elements of the charity.
The role will involve all aspects of community fundraising and events including:
- Assisting the Individual Giving, Community & Challenge Events Fundraiser with the logistics of community fundraising events, including helping supporters to raise funds and awareness through their community groups.
- Support the Individual Giving, Community & Challenge Events Fundraiser with the planning and executing of special events, including, but not limited to: Ambassador Quiz (July), Ambassador Dinner (November), The Spirit of Christmas (December).
- Support the Individual Giving, Community & Challenge Events Fundraiser with the logistics of events including sourcing auction prizes and promoting virtual challenge events and at home fundraising.
- Providing excellent supporter care to our fundraisers, including written and verbal communications.
- Updating our database (Raisers Edge) on a regular basis by adding all new constituents, including one off donors and regular donors, and their opt information and gifts.
- Weekly thanking of all donations through committed giving (our donation site).
- General administrative duties – including telephone calls, sorting post and sending out fundraising materials
- Researching and developing new ideas for community fundraising.
- Assisting in producing fundraising merchandise and print.
World Child Cancer is looking for an individual with the following:
- Educated to degree level with excellent spoken and written English
- A can-do attitude and proactive approach to work
- Confident communicator with a good telephone manner
- Ability to conduct research and work independently
- A proactive team player
- Initiative is essential
- Experience or interest in social media
- A creative approach to design and communications
- Ability to manage your time efficiently with a varied workload
- Interest in developing a career in fundraising
- Experience of using industry standard IT systems (e.g. Microsoft Office, Email, Internet)
The role will be located in our office World Child Cancer, Unit 9, Maltings Place, 169 Tower Bridge Road, London, SE1 3JB. We are currently working in the office on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Length of Internship
We would expect the appointed intern to commit to working with the charity for a minimum of 6 months. Please understand that this allows us to ensure meaningful projects for the internship programme. Leaving the internship early jeopardises the amount of useful experience and outcomes the intern can take with them and can also leave the charity with incomplete projects which staff are unable to take on. For this reason, we ask applicants to consider their ability to commit to the full internship before applying. Should there be any reason for this to change, there is a minimum two-week compulsory notice period on both sides.
Hours of Work
Interns normally volunteer 3 - 5 days a week from 9.30am to 5pm. We require all interns to support at our fundraising events which fall on evenings and weekends. As the role is voluntary, we are very flexible for all our interns to take time off and choose a schedule that suits them. For this reason, exact days/hours/starting times will be agreed with interns on an individual basis upon appointment.
The internship is voluntary and unpaid. However, we will refund agreed travel expenses within London zones 1 – 6 and any travel expenses incurred on event days. We also provide £5 per day to cover lunch expenses. It may be possible for someone slightly further afield to travel into London off-peak for an equivalent sum which would be agreed prior to appointment.
Who should apply?
Those wishing to gain work experience in the charity sector or those who have a particular interest in a career in fundraising and or events. We encourage anyone to apply including graduates, post-graduates and professionals seeking a career change.