Women’s Campaign International is looking for highly motivated people to help us fulfill our mission. Our structured internship program was designed to provide undergraduate and graduate students with a unique opportunity to develop both hard and soft skills in a friendly, professional and multicultural environment. While scheduling is flexible, WCI requests that all interns commit to a minimum of 12 hours per week for at least 10 weeks. To encourage interns personal and professional interest in WCI’s work, all interns will have opportunities to research relevant gender issues, present recent development to staff, and attend relevant public events on WCI’s behalf.  The following descriptions provide a broad overview of likely duties and projects, preferred qualifications, and potential projects, however, WCI staff will work with each intern to ensure their internship capitalizes on their existing skills and builds their capacity based on personal interests and professional goals.

To apply submit a cover letter, resume, and 2-3 page writing sample. Please note our internships are located in our Global Headquarters Office in Philadelphia, USA. Our internships are unpaid positions.

Application materials or inquiries may be sent to Amylark Lorwood, at 215-387-2601 or Amylark@WomensCampaignInternational.org


Development and Financial Management Internship

Through this position, interns will gain an intimate understand of the various aspects of fundraising, donor development, and financial management required to support an international NGO. Specific duties include:

  • Donor Development: Interns will assist in developing and executing overall donor solicitation strategy; creating donor solicitations and appreciation materials such as quarterly appeal letters, annual reports, and regularly updated thank you letters.
  • Financial Management: Grant budget development, grant budget tracking, and understanding grant agreements and contracts. 
  • Event Management: Coordinating event logistics; procuring in-kind donations; developing event print and online communications materials.
  • Technical Skills: CRM (Customer Resource Management) Database Management – Salesforce; government and foundation grant writing; advanced Microsoft Word and Excel skills.

Preferred skills, experience and interests include:

  • Interest in grant writing, donor relations, and/or general fundraising.
  • Excellent written, oral and visual communication skills. Interest or experience in donor communications or public relations strongly preferred.

Program Internship

 

Program interns will have a unique opportunity to support international development programs from the initial grant proposal stage, through implementation and eventual final evaluation. Specific duties and projects interns will assist on or manage, include:

  • Program Design: Based on level of experience, interns will support curriculum design, adaptation and implementation for domestic and international programs. 
  • Monitoring & Evaluation: Developing monitoring & evaluation plans, as well as M&E reporting for internal and external audiences.
  • Grants and Concept Note Development: Interns will learn to research and adapt public funding opportunities to WCI programming.
  • Organizational Knowledge: Assist staff with remaining current on developments in women’s and gender issues in international development through researching and writing program briefs, concept notes, and occasional in-office presentations.
  • Field Logistics: Supporting domestic and international travel, including booking travel, scheduling meetings, and developing cost comparison in various countries and currencies. 

Preferred skills, experience and interests include:

  • Interest in International Development programming, specifically in Africa, Asia, and/or Latin America.
  • Excellent written, oral and visual communication skills. Interest or experience in education or program development strongly preferred.

Nonprofit Management Internship

Executive Interns will work closely with WCI’s President and/or Executive Director. Executive Interns will gain a broad understanding of NGO oversight, daily operations, partnership development, and NGO financial management. Daily tasks and projects will include but are not limited to:

  • Office Logistics:  Maintain an updated filing system and organized environment for the office. Support executive leadership by managing domestic and international travel logistics.
  • Financial Support: Based on level of experience and interest, interns will assist with expense reports and monthly budgeting upkeep. 
  • Networking & Partnership Development: Assist the President and Executive Director with tracking contacts and managing communication with new partners and donors through in-office meetings, conferences, email communication. Interns will have opportunities to attend meetings and conference calls with executive staff and potential domestic and international partner organizations, private foundations, government agencies, and other key partners. 
  • Organizational Knowledge: Assist staff with remaining current on developments in women’s and gender issues in international development through in-office presentations and discussions.

Important skills and qualities for all Executive Interns include:

  • Strong organization skills, including ability to work independently, meet deadlines, and prioritize tasks.
  • Cultural awareness and sensitivity.
  • Interest in and knowledge of gender issues, international relations, international development and/or human rights.
  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Word, Excel, Internet programs, and Social Media platforms.

gals program internship

GALS interns will focus their efforts on the development, evaluation, and implementation of the Global Advocacy and Leadership (GALS) Program. Launched in 2009 in WCI’s home community of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the GALS program equips adolescent girls from low-income neighborhoods with leadership and communications skills, instilling the confidence to effect true social change in their lives and in their communities. Over the course of the six-week program, participants are trained through workshops on public speaking, financial literacy, advocacy, social media and communication, and team building. 

Specific duties and projects interns will assist on or manage, include:

  •  Donor Development/Fundraising: Interns will assist in developing and executing overall donor solicitation strategy for GALS programs, including creating donor solicitations and appreciation materials such as quarterly appeal letters, annual reports, and regularly updated thank you letters.

  • Grant Writing: GALS Interns will be responsible for drafting concept notes, grant narratives, and program budgets for future GALS sessions in and around Philadelphia.

  • Monitoring and Evaluation: Working closely with the GALS director, interns will work to enhance existing monitoring and evaluation materials for GALS, as well as draft M&E reporting for internal and external audiences.

  • Event Management: When the GALS Program is in session, interns will be responsible for coordinating event logistics, procuring in-kind donations, and developing event print and online communications materials.

  • Technical Skills: CRM (Customer Resource Management) Database Management – Salesforce; government and foundation grant writing; advanced Microsoft Word and Excel skills.

Preferred skills, experience and interests include:

  • Previous experience or interest in working with youth (i.e. tutoring, mentoring, working as a camp counselor, etc.)

  • Comfortable talking to new people/groups and building relationships.

  • Interest in grant writing, donor relations, and/or general fundraising.

  • Excellent written, oral and visual communication skills. Interest or experience in donor communications or public relations strongly preferred.