Development Research Intern

Application deadline:

December 15, 2016

DESCRIPTION:
The Development Research Intern will develop a keen knowledge of the environmental, agricultural and trade related funding opportunities in Minnesota, the United States, and Europe. This position provides research and reporting to the Director of Development and Communication and the Individual Giving Manager to support IATP’s fund development in service of expanding our work on trade, food, and climate change.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Research funders of similar organizations
  • Identify and report on relevant foundations to IATP’s work
  • Identify individual donor prospects and methods for contacting
  • Create a comprehensive donor prospect report based on individual donor research
  • Assist with creating materials to invite individuals to engage with IATP
  • Assist staff with development reports as needed

START DATE:
Immediately or Spring Semester 2017

LOCATION:
Work can be done remotely. Weekly, in-person check in meetings, as well as periodic progress reports/meetings are required.

DURATION/HOURS:
10 hrs/week for one semester. Based on the progress of the project, the internship may extend beyond this time frame.

EXPERIENCE and QUALIFICATIONS:
Current college students or graduate students are encouraged to apply. Applicants should have experience doing independent research and demonstrate a proficiency at using search terms, excel spreadsheets and databases.

COMPENSATION and BENEFITS:
Unpaid. Excellent work environment with colleagues committed to creating and supporting more just and sustainable environmental, trade and agricultural systems.

APPLICATION:
Email resume and list of research projects (projects done for a class are okay.) as well as any relevant research papers to lcarlson@iatp.org. Women, people of color, and LGBTQ individuals encouraged to apply.

DEADLINE:
12/15/2016

SUPERVISOR:
Josh Wise, Director of Development & Communications