International Advocacy and Fundraising Positions

Deadline: 6 May 2013
Open to: young people with a basic understanding of international development issues and an interest in learning more
Benefits: the opportunity to make a lasting difference to communities around the world, as well as learn valuable skills and knowledge from the GVN team

Description

The GVN Foundation believes that empowering women and children is the key to changing the world. They achieve this by providing resources to grassroots organizations working with vulnerable women and children in Africa, Asia and Latin America. The GVN Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit organization in the United States and has Special Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council.

GVN is currently recruiting our 2013 International Interns. The role of International Interns is to represent the GVN Foundation and raise awareness of the Eat So They Can campaign in their regionEat So They Can inspires people around the world to take action to bring an end to hunger. The funds raised through the campaign are used to improve the nutrition of children and women in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

Internships are unpaid but provide the opportunity to make a lasting difference to communities around the world, as well as learn valuable skills and knowledge from the GVN team. You should be able to commit to a minimum of 100 hours over six months. The number of hours per week will vary each week. You should be available to begin on 3rd June, 2013 when the first training session will be held.

Responsibilities

Events

  • Form an Eat So They Can committee in your region, consisting of a minimum of four members.
  • Lead your committee in organizing at least two Eat So They Can advocacy events.
  • Lead your committee in organizing at least two Eat So They Can fundraising events.

Outreach

  • Conduct targeted outreach to groups in your region that could be interested in Eat So They Can.
  • Get at least one article published about Eat So They Can in your local media.

Communications

  • Write a minimum of one blog post for the Eat So They Can blog.
  • Post at least once per month on the Eat So They Can Facebook page.

Training

  • Participate in a minimum of three intern training sessions. These sessions will take place online and will provide you with the tools you need to successfully fulfill your role.

Benefits

This is an unpaid position with the following benefits:

  • Learn valuable skills and knowledge through their training sessions.
  • Gain the social capital of being an International Intern for Eat So They Can – they will publicize you on their website, social networking sites and in their newsletter.
  • Receive an International Intern package – including a t-shirt, business cards and a range of ESTC resources.
  • Receive access to their online International Intern guide, including downloadable PowerPoint presentations, template press releases and template emails.
  • Receive a reference letter and certificate of completion at the end of the year.
  • Be part of an awesome team of people committed to social change.
  • Have the opportunity to participate in an Eat So They Can Distribution Trip if you reach the fundraising targets.

Eligibility

  • Be proactive.
  • Be enthusiastic and passionate about GVN’s work.
  • Have the ability to motivate and inspire others to take action.
  • Have a basic understanding of international development issues and an interest in learning more.
  • Have experience in events management.
  • Be able to work both independently and in a team.

Application

To apply to be an International Intern, please email your CV and cover letter by 6 May 2013 to Eliza Raymond, GVN Foundation’s Executive Director – [email protected] Your cover letter should address the following points:

  • What are your motivations for becoming an International Intern?
  • What fundraising or events management experience do you have?
  • Which area/region would you represent us in?
  • Why would you make an amazing International Intern?

Shortlisted applicants will be expected to take part in a video interview during May over Skype. If you have any questions about the International Internship Program, please contact Eliza Raymond, GVN Foundation’s Executive Director at [email protected] or contact them at the following phone numbers:

Call Free UK: +0800 032-5035
Call Free USA: +1800 963-1198
Call Free Australia: +1800 203-012
International: +64 4 920-1450

For more information, please visit the official website HERE and download the internship description HERE for more details on fundraising goals and the internship program.

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