Fundraising & Marketing 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

Become an intern at Founders4Schools

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 & Marketing team and you might be just who we’re looking for!

Internship Description

Role: Fundraising & Marketing Intern

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

Hours: 10am - 4pm (flexible) (Full and part time applications will be considered)

Duration: 3 months (flexible)

Salary: London Living Wage

Closing date for applications: Friday 20th September

About Founders4Schools

Founders4Schools is an award winning educational-tech charity working towards a vision where children and young people are given the best start in life, no matter their background. We connect children and young people with inspirational role models to improve their aspirations, to fulfil their potential and to prepare them for the rapidly changing world of work.

We have created a simple, free-to-use digital platform which enables educators all over the UK to connect with business leaders and professionals in their local community. In as little as 4 minutes, educators from primary schools, secondary schools and colleges, organise a programme of Student-Employer Encounters for their students, such as careers fairs, mentoring sessions, interview practice and career talks, helping to expand their horizons and putting them on the path to a brighter future.

Volunteer Purpose

This paid internship is a great opportunity to gain hands-on experience at an innovative and fast-paced charity.

This position will be of particular interest to someone wanting to gain knowledge and experience of fundraising and marketing as well as gaining an understanding of both the not-for-profit sector and the start-up/scale-up tech sector. It’s an exciting environment to work in.

Interns at our London office will work closely with our Fundraising Team to help increase our income and raise our profile as a charity. 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.
  • Researching prospective donors and building up our fundraising pipeline.
  • 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.
  • Supporting our social media presence
  • 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.

Applications: Please send your CV and a covering letter of why you think you’d be a good fit for Founders4Schools to by 5pm on Friday 20th September.

  • More information about this role can be found here
  • Apply here