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Development Intern

American Refugee Committee/ORAM



 

Organization Summary:

ORAM transforms the lives of the people it touches – including LGBT Refugees AND the people who care about them. The Development Team, including the Development Intern, works with supporters, potential partners, traditional and social media to make their work with ORAM meaningful and to empower them to organize and act using their individual agency.

The Development Team at ORAM ambitiously advances the work of ORAM by actively engaging individual donors, supporters, and corporate and foundation partners in a way that is meaningful to them and promotes ORAM’s work with refugees worldwide.

Team members actively work to expand numbers of supporters and partners, promote the organization’s purpose, raise the agency profile, raise critical unrestricted annual funds, and raise strategic restricted funds.

ORAM is a partner of the American Refugee Committee


(www.arcrelief.org and http://oramrefugee.org/)

 
Location: Twin Cities Metro Activity Area: International Services
Category: Fundraising and Fund Development Closing Date: open until filled
Job Type: Intern - Unpaid Salary: Unpaid
Hours: 15 hrs/week 
 

Primary Duties:

Position Title: Development Intern
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Date: September 2017 - December 2017, with opportunity for extension
Hours/Week:
15 hours per week
 

ORAM transforms the lives of the people it touches – including LGBT Refugees AND the people who care about them. The Development Team, including the Development Intern, works with supporters, potential partners, traditional and social media to make their work with ORAM meaningful and to empower them to organize and act using their individual agency.

The Development Team at ORAM ambitiously advances the work of ORAM by actively engaging individual donors, supporters, and corporate and foundation partners in a way that is meaningful to them and promotes ORAM’s work with refugees worldwide.

Team members actively work to expand numbers of supporters and partners, promote the organization’s purpose, raise the agency profile, raise critical unrestricted annual funds, and raise strategic restricted funds.

ORAM is a partner of the American Refugee Committee

Development Intern - Responsibilities:

The Development Intern will support the activities of the Develoment Team including those in Fundraising and Communications. Working with ORAM is an opportunity to engage deeply with one of the toughest areas of humanitarian aide - LGBTI people who are forced to leave their homes. During this internship you will support the activities of the team as we ambitiously grow donor and supporter engagement, making more space for more people to make an impact on LGBTI communities in some of the toughest places in the world. 

Description of Activities:

The ORAM team works in a highly dynamic environment. The Development Intern's activities will reflect those in the list below, though the Development Intern will be expected to navigate changes in tandem with our team. 

  • Aggregate (and analyze when needed) news relevant to the organization;
  • Research LGBT and refugee-related events with potential for ORAM involvement;
  • Identify speaking opportunities for ORAM’s Executive Director and other speakers;
  • Develop and manage schedule of speaking engagements including making administrative arrangements;
  • Assist in ORAM’s fundraising department with a wide variety of tasks, including outreach to potential donors and organizing of fundraising events;
  • Assist with the promotion and marketing or events;
  • Draft and edit mailings;
  • Draft website content;
  • Write and design flyers;
  • Conduct outreach;
  • Accumulate and record sign-up sheets and mailing lists;
  • Monitor social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram);
  • Develop content for social media postings;
  • Write and edit online news widgets;
  • Research, analyze and draft advocacy pieces;
  • Research creative activities being undertaken by others related to the LGBT, refugee or migrant issues in media including films, books, photography projects, art exhibitions;
  • Identify opportunities for collaboration and partnership around funds development and communication.

 


Experience:

 Requirements:

Students of communication, journalism, public relations, social work, public policy, and marketing; particularly those interested in film and the visual/auditory arts, are encouraged to apply. This position requires excellent writing and spoken communication skills, outstanding organizational skills and phone manner as well as an understanding of how the media works. Qualified applicants must be able to work independently, have experience organizing events and must be passionate about LGBTI and refugee-related issues.

Internships are unpaid. Internship is 15 hours per week over the duration of an entire semester. 


 

How To Apply:

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