Fundraising Intern

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World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA)
1 UN Plaza
New York, NY
Application Deadline: August 1, 2014
Position: Full-time, Unpaid
Timeframe: 08/18/14 — 02/18/15 (Flexible)

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The World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA) is a global non-profit organization working for a stronger and more effective United Nations. Established in 1946, we represent and coordinate a membership of over 100 United Nations Associations and their thousands of members. We work to build a better world by strengthening and improving the United Nations, through the engagement of people who share a global mindset and support international cooperation- global citizens. Our organization has offices at the United Nations in both New York and Geneva, and hosts interns in both locations.

The Fundraising Intern will assist WFUNA’s Fundraising Team with the organization’s fundraising activities. All of WFUNA’s activities and programs rely on outside funding. This is a unique opportunity to be exposed to the diverse nature of fundraising work and to hone interpersonal, communications and marketing skills.

To apply, please go to and follow the instructions at the bottom of the page.


• Researching funding prospects, such as corporations, foundations, individuals and governments
• Scheduling meetings with UN missions, agencies and other NGOs
• Drafting correspondence (eg. Letters of inquiry, email meeting requests, donor acknowledgement) and grant application writing and editing
• Tracking fundraising activities and deadlines
• Updating the development database (Salesforce)
• Assisting with day-to-day tasks of WFUNA’s Kiosk, located at the UN
• Help in organizing events
• Assisting in some administrative duties and contributing content to WFUNA’s website


 Applicant must be self motivated, energetic, be vigilant about staying on tasks and meeting deadlines
 Strong computer skills (MS Office) and able to understand and learn new databases
 Strong attention to detail
 Strong writing, excellent communications (verbal and written), and solid organizational skills are necessary.
 Preference will be given to candidates who possess prior experience in the field of fundraising and/or philanthropy and in grant application writing
 Interest in international affairs, non-profit organizations and fundraising
 Experience with Salesforce is not required, but is a plus.
 Fluency in English is required; knowledge of a foreign language is a plus.

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