Left Forum Fundraising and Development Internships Spring 2014 • Summer 2014Bookmark This
365 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY
DescriptionLeft Forum seeks to fill Fundraising and Development internship positions for the Fall of 2013 and/or through the Spring and early Summer of 2014. This is a three to six month internship or a one or two semester internship and it can be scheduled according to the academic calendar year as needed. Fall internships start immediately.
We seek a motivated individual interested in learning about fundraising infrastructure and helping to coordinate fundraising and social events. This is an excellent opportunity to develop and hone your event planning, fundraising and non-profit development skills while gaining valuable, high-profile experience in the academic and nonprofit arenas. The position can be molded to fit the individual’s strengths and interests. This internship starts immediately.
ABOUT LEFT FORUM
We're a small organization with a dedicated group of organizers, staff, and volunteers, leaving lots of room for your creativity. You'll have the opportunity to work in an interesting (and relaxed) office in the CUNY Graduate Center in Midtown Manhattan where you'll be able to interact with scholars, graduate students and people who are involved with grassroots social justice movements.
Continuing a tradition that began in the 1960s, Left Forum convenes an international conference each spring in New York City. The conference involves a broad spectrum of progressive and Left intellectuals, organizers and academics who come together to share ideas to transform the world; to better understand commonalities, differences, and alternatives to current predicaments; and to engage a wide range of critical perspectives on the world. Left Forum 2013 drew more than 4,000 participants for 350 panels. The most recent conference featured Noam Chomsky, Bolivian Vice President Alvaro Garcia Linera, Eirini Dourou (MP-Greece), Jill Stein, Michael Moore, Media Benjamin, and Frances Fox Piven, amongst others.
Assist in researching and cultivating funding sources such as donors and online contributors
Assist in developing funding campaigns, donor solicitations and long-term strategy
Essential administrative functions such as creating reports, attending meetings, and developing event plans and event funding strategies
Event planning, from venue scouting and logistics, and finance management, through to promotion
RequirementsBACKGROUND AND EXPERIENCE
Excellent research, writing and verbal communication skills
Strong organizing skills
High level of attention to detail and seeing projects through to their completion
Ability to prioritize and handle a variety of projects simultaneously
Ability to work effectively both individually and in a team
Interest in fundraising and donor development
Experience with databases—especially CiviCRM—preferred
Passion for grassroots organizing and social justice