Our Careers

 

Development Intern

POSITION OVERVIEW

FarmSahel is commited to accelerate farming in Africa with a vision to creating a sustainable agricultural system by providing rural farmers, especially women farmers with agricultural equipment, supplies, and training to allow them to grow their own food supplies without dependence on developed countries.

 

Position Description:

Farmsahel offers an unpaid internship to students, which runs from August to December, and must be tied to a college-level internship program. This internship requires a minimum commitment of 14-21 hours per week. The entirety of the internship is remote. A travel stipend will be provided if any portion of the internship will require visiting donors and partners.

Reports to: Executive Director

The Development Intern works closely with the Executive Director to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward individuals & companies interested in supporting Farmsahel. The Development Intern will provide management and coordination support for these efforts:

  • Corporate, Individual, and Foundation partnerships

  • Fundraising ideas and proposals

  • Third-party fundraising and events management

Core Responsibilities:

  • Research and prepare background for individuals, corporations and possible sponsorship/grant applications

  • Assist with corporate partnership ideation and presentation preparation as well as attend corporate partner meetings and take notes

  • Assist with gift acknowledgment, donor database (Salesforce) and filing of donations

  • Support and attend special events and fundraising activities

  • Draft and proofread professional correspondence

  • Assist in sponsorships and in-kind requests (both written and verbal)

  • Coordinate closely with marketing team on social media, collateral, and web content to promote events

Required Knowledge & Skills:

  • Pursuing an undergraduate/graduate degree

  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written

  • Dependable, reliable, honest & trustworthy

  • Self-motivated, flexible team player with a positive attitude,

  • Demonstrate ability to multi-task and the ability to meet deadlines and adjust to changing priorities

Comfort with soliciting/interacting with individuals & companies face-to-face, on the phone or via mail/email.

  • Exceptional phone etiquette

  • Research, writing, editing and proof-reading skills

  • Demonstrate commitment to non-profit work

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word/Excel) applications, email and donor management system preferred

  • Must be 18 years or older and authorized to work in the United States

© 2020 FarmSahel. All Rights Reserved. FarmSahel, is a recognized 501(c)3 nonprofit; federal EIN, 83-4632399.

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