Development and Operations Intern
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Women's Global Education Project
Oak Park, IL, USA
Job Posted:
30+ days ago

Development and Operations Intern

WGEP seeks an intern for 10-20 hours/week to directly support the organization’s fundraising, external communications, operations/finance needs. Areas of responsibility will include: events management, prospect research, database management, donor stewardship, e-correspondence, website management, potential grant reporting/grant development, event planning and other administrative/finance support as needed.

Principal Duties & Responsibilities Include (but are not limited to):

• Regularly update our database with new donation information and stewardship contacts
• Write and design monthly e-newsletters
• Update and manage website information
• Manage and develop content for social media
• Support Director of Development in drafting grant reports and proposals for major funders
• Assist Director of Development in organizing annual fall fundraiser, Ndajee, including creating marketing materials, securing silent auction items, etc.
• Conduct prospect research on new potential donors/foundations and policy research as needed
• Generate and mail thank you letters to donors
• Administrative and finance duties as needed

About Us:

Women's Global Education Project (WGEP) believes that universal education, gender equality and empowerment of women are critical to a society's development. Our mission is to provide access to education and to develop training programs that empower women and girls to build better lives and foster equitable communities.

WGEP works in both Kenya and Senegal, implementing our programs through strong, grassroots partnerships with local in-country organizations to ensure that our work is community-driven, sustainable and appropriate to the actual needs of our target communities. WGEP seeks to address and dismantle the root causes of poverty, such as the lack of education, limited opportunities for women and girls, and insufficient resources for local organizations.

Since the launch of our programs in 2004, we have provided over 1,700 full and partial scholarships to our girl scholars, taught over 1,000 women in adult literacy programs, helped 1,900 girls avoid female genital mutilation, and have impacted over 10,000 individuals through our community awareness programs, just to name a few impact points.

Do you want to help create a more equitable world for girls and women? Do you believe that educating one girl can affect an entire community? We would love to hear from you.

Internship, intern, education, gender rights, Africa, NGO