Fundraising Intern

You are ready to be scrappy, resourceful, admit when you do not know the answer, and go and find it. You want to shake the tree, rather than look for the lowest hanging fruit.

You want to work at F4S because you realised how school was so disconnected from the real world. You believe that there is a better way to make kids excited about their future and help them enjoy and fulfilling productive lives.

You believe that schools can use technology to change what they do from the inside-out. You have exciting ideas to bring to the table to help us see things differently and do better. I look forward to working with you.

About the Role

Are you passionate about improving young people’s chances of getting a job and looking for your first step into a career? If so, we’re looking for an intern who can help support the Founders4Schools Fundraising team and you might be just who we’re looking for!

Internship Description

Role: Fundraising Intern

Location: RocketSpace, 40 Islington High Street, Angel, London N1 8EQ

Hours: 10am - 4pm (flexible)

Duration: 3 months (flexible)

Expenses per day: Up to £6 travel and £4 lunch (with receipt)

Volunteer Purpose

This volunteer internship is a great opportunity to gain hands-on experience of the charity’s work, strategy and its fundraising approach in raising funds from various sources to support its mission in impacting the lives of young people. This position will be of particular interest to someone wanting to gain knowledge and experience of fundraising and the not-for-profit sector but also to those wanting to gain an understanding of the start-up, scale-up and tech sector.

Interns at our London office will work closely with our Fundraising Manager. Interns will be given the opportunity to develop a variety of skills, and are given diverse responsibilities which make a tangible difference within the charity.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Researching and writing grant applications to a variety of donors including trusts, foundations, corporations and institutions in support of Founders4Schools work.
  • Updating maintaining donor pipeline with relevant information and help to prioritise and be strategic about who we engage for funding.
  • Helping to deliver Monitoring and Evaluation of our programmes through developing qualitative and quantitative data collection methods and helping to analyse data.
  • Carry out research in support of our application, i.e. the need for Founders4Schools work in specific regions of the UK and helping to develop a case for support.
  • Support in the drafting of newsletters to be sent to Founders4Schools large donor and partner database, updating our network about Founders4Schools news.
  • Maintain communication with our supporters, thanking them and providing support.
  • Supporting the coordination and organising of social events, helping to secure auction lots, selling event dinner tables and other events management tasks.

About Founders4Schools

Founders4Schools is an award-winning EdTech charity dedicated to improving the life prospects of students aged 6-24 years. We connect young people with professionals and community leaders, with the aim of improving their future employment prospect and closing the skills gap that holds back economic growth.

Our proprietary technology platform enables educators to invite business leaders and other professionals to meet their students and share their stories. Since 2013, Founders4Schools has helped open the eyes of over 250,000 young people to the opportunities that are out there.

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