Monday, March 23, 2015

Africa Volunteer Corps, AVC ,Fundraising Intern Jobs in Tanzania



Internship description

ABOUT US:
AVC is a volunteer service fellowship for Africans to work in African-initiated development projects. Creating a springboard for future leaders and strengthening ground-up social change efforts, we position Africans to control development on their own continent, opening doors for Africans to leverage their own resources and strengthen grassroots development efforts. We aim to empower a generation of Africans to ho
ne their vision of a positive future and equip them with the tools to make that vision a reality.
YOU HAVE (REQUIREMENTS):
  • A college/university degree or are enrolled in college/university
  • A genuine interest in AVC's work and in supporting local and sustainable solutions to African development challenges
  • A can-do, self-starter attitude, a passion for improving the world and an open mind
  • A knack for organization and planning
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills
  • A talent for networking and building relationships
  • Experience with or an in interest in fundraising, development, or grant writing
YOU CAN (POTENTIAL PROJECTS):
  • Work with co-Director (Atlanta-based) to plan awareness raising events, fundraising events, presentations etc.
  • Work with development team to research potential grant opportunities and major donor opportunities
  • Organize and manage AVC's donor database
  • Draft grant applications and LOI's
  • Research and create one-pager of valuable statistics and information relevant to our cause
  • Help build valuable relationships with potential donors, existing donors and supporters
  • Help design and implement fundraising strategy; develop new and imaginative fundraising activities
YOU CAN EXPECT TO LEARN (WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU?):
  • You will work with AVC staff to determine what the focus, duration and location of your internship will be
  • Skills in areas such as grant writing, sustaining relationships with donors, finding new donors, and accounting and finance
  • How to work as an integral member of a small, startup nonprofit team (no coffee-runs here!)
  • Anything you want! Because we are a small team, we can help design an internship that works for you, and works for us. We want you to learn and grow.
  • About African development from an African perspective, African leadership and African diversity and potential
THE POSSIBILITIES:
This is an unpaid internship. But, talk to your school about receiving college credit to participate!
Preference will be given to Interns willing to work 10+ hours per week
Preference will be given to Interns located in either Moshi, Tanzania or Atlanta, Georgia but all remote applicants meeting the above requirements are urged to apply

How to apply

Please send your cover letter and resume to Hannah Pantaleo at hannah@africavolunteercorps.org. Make sure your cover letter includes the answers to the following questions:
  • What are your ideas for how you can use your skills at AVC?
  • Where do you want to be located?
  • When and for how long do you want to be an AVC intern?

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