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Development Intern

Skoll World Forum

Skoll World Forum

Sales & Business Development
United States
Posted on Friday, January 19, 2024

Location: Remote, United States

Application Deadline: February 2, 2024 at 11:59 P.M. ET


The Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) is a growing, global nonprofit media organization that is reinventing investigative journalism for the public good. By developing and equipping a global network of investigative journalists and publishing their stories, we expose crime and corruption so the public can hold power to account. We see a future where organized crime and corruption are drastically reduced and democracy is strengthened. Our global team includes editors, researchers, data engineers, security specialists, administrators, technologists, fundraisers, and strategists, each with areas of in-depth expertise. Winner of the 2020 Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship, OCCRP is now working to expand our reporting and scale our impact around the world.

Position overview:

OCCRP is seeking a highly-motivated, organized, and dependable intern to help us strengthen and expand our donor relationships. This position is an excellent opportunity for anyone interested in gaining the basic hands-on experience in non-profit fundraising from prospecting to cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship. A successful candidate will join a high paced, values-driven international team committed to expanding the pool of available resources for fighting crime and corruption worldwide. This position is fully remote and includes a stipend. Successful candidates may start their internships either in March or May, 2024.

Job description

Principal responsibilities:

● Identify, research, and segment donors

● Prepare donor and fundraising briefs

● Create strong and appealing communication

● Help organize in-person and virtual engagements

● Assist with the drafting, editing, and submission of grant proposals

● Help process and acknowledge gifts

● Store fundraising data and produce reports

Personal description:


● Passion for our mission

● A deep interest in philanthropy, donor relations, grant writing, and database management

● Outstanding English language skills, including precise grammar, punctuation, and spelling

● Strong research and organizational skills with attention to detail

● Natural tendency toward team-work and problem-solving

● Self-motivated, creative, dependable, and accountable

● Proficiency in the Google suite of products, including Gmail, Drive, Docs, Sheets, and Slides

● Professionalism, tact, and sound judgment when interacting with external stakeholders

● Prior fundraising experience is not necessary, but welcomed

● A sense of humor

To Apply:

To apply, please email a cover letter, resume, and writing samples for two distinct audiences to jobs(at)occrp.org by no later than Sunday, January 28. All applications must be submitted in English. We regret that we are not able to reply to unsuccessful candidates.

Whilst we have internal goals to reply to unsuccessful candidates, we regret that the high number of applicants greatly exceeds our capacity to respond to each person. We apologize that we will not be able to reply to any unsuccessful applicants.

As an equal opportunity employer, OCCRP values having a diverse workforce and continuously strives to maintain an inclusive and equitable workplace. We encourage people with a diverse range of backgrounds to apply. We do not discriminate against any person based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex, medical conditions, family status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, genetic information, or any other legally protected characteristics. If you are a qualified applicant requiring assistance or an accommodation to complete any step of the application process, please contact hr(at)occrp.org