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GPO Box 4487
Sydney NSW 2001 , Level 4, 220 George Street Sydney NSW 2000

Telephone: 1800 812 164

© 2017 Opportunity International AustraliaABN 83 003 805 043

Volunteer Research, Partnerships and Fundraising Internship

This newly created role offers the opportunity to develop business analytical, research and networking skills while also managing a project from start to finish. You will gain hands-on experience in lead management, reporting and international development. Duties will include desktop, database and online research as well as preparing briefs and profile reports for Opportunity’s engagements with philanthropists. You will proactively identify and qualify new prospective Corporate, Trust and Foundation supporters. The role will also be called on to assist with events and other fundraising activities.

Opportunity is a non-profit organisation that relies on the great work our volunteer team carries out. This is a volunteer role that will provide the successful applicant with a significant learning opportunity. No employment relationship will be created between Opportunity and the successful applicant.

ROLE DESCRIPTION

This newly created role offers the opportunity to develop business analytical, research and networking skills while also managing a project from start to finish. You will gain hands-on experience in lead management, reporting and international development. Duties will include desktop, database and online research as well as preparing briefs and profile reports for Opportunity’s engagements with philanthropists. You will proactively identify and qualify new prospective Corporate, Trust and Foundation supporters. The role will also be called on to assist with events and other fundraising activities. 

Regular staff and intern training sessions will help interns develop essential technical skills and provide greater insight into the non-profit sector. The Research and Partnerships Intern will also build in-depth knowledge about microfinance and Opportunity’s program countries.

INTERN RESPONSIBILITIES

Own and manage a project from beginning to end. 
Research prospective major supporter for Opportunity including:
- Corporate Partnerships. 
- Trust and Foundations. 
- Family Foundations.
Create individual profiles of the above and report back on your finding. 
Provide suggested access points or paths of contact to new prospects.

The intern will have the opportunity to attend regular meetings with the Marketing team as well as staff meetings and training with interns from other departments.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

Commitment to work voluntarily, two to three days a week over a period of 19 weeks in our Sydney office. 
Post secondary qualifications necessary (diploma or degree – business, economics or Law desirable). 
Ability to work independently and as part of a team. 
Willingness to learn and undertake a variety of tasks simultaneously. 
Ability to multi-task, prioritise and work efficiently. 
Clear written and verbal communication skills, with experience in writing, research and analytical skills. 
Well organised with a meticulous attention to detail. 
Basic knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Social Networking sites. 
Knowledge of the Sydney financial and philanthropy markets is desirable.

CRITERIA FOR SELECTION

Interns will be selected based on the intern selection committee’s judgement of best suitability to the following criteria:

Commitment to the core values and aims of Opportunity. 
Skills suitability (as per the application requirements). 
Commitment to the internship program. 
Passion for helping families out of poverty through microfinance. 
Compassionate, flexible and cooperative. 
Cultural fit with the Opportunity team.

HOW TO APPLY

To apply for the voluntary Reporting and Research Internship, simply email your resume, cover letter (no more than one page) and sample of your writing (no more than one page) to intern@opportunity.org.au . In the cover letter, please explain why you would like to intern for Opportunity and how you think your skills meet the requirements of the role. Please note that applications without a cover letter will not be considered.

Applications close 22 June. Intern start date is 25 July 2017.

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