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Development and Communications Internship

Iraqi and American Reconciliation Project (IARP)


Organization Summary:

 The mission of the Iraqi and American Reconciliation Project is to promote reconciliation between the people of the United States and Iraq in response to the devastation that has affected Iraqi families, society, and culture. IARP recognizes the common humanity of the people of Iraq and the people of the United States.


Location: Twin Cities Metro Activity Area: Arts, Culture and Humanities
Category: Public Relations and Marketing Closing Date: open until filled
Job Type: Intern - Unpaid Salary: unpaid
Hours: 8-10 hours a week 

Primary Duties:


The Development and Communications Intern will be given significant responsibility and opportunity to build IARP’s fundraising and communications strategies.  Responsibilities may include:



·      Draft and review fundraising letters and grant proposals

·      Assist with coordination of fundraising events and help to manage the fundraising calendar

·      Support the development and execution of online campaigns

·      Assist with management of donor databases



·      Assist in developing and implementing social media strategies to help increase visibility of IARP’s work in the greater U.S. and abroad

·      Support maintenance of IARP’s social media and website

·      Contribute to production of communications materials, including the newsletter, articles, and press releases



Preferred Qualifications:

·      Interest in and knowledge of non-profit development, communications, and social media

·      Excellent analytical, writing, and communication skills

·      Proficient in Microsoft Office applications and Internet research

·      Ability to manage time and work effectively without close supervision

·      Interest in international relations, peace-building, and/or the Middle East



Additional Info:


Internship Details:

·      Approximately 8-15 hours per week (or as determined by selected applicant’s schedule)

·      Specific dates of internship are negotiable

·      Compensation: this is an unpaid internship. Intern will gain significant experience with an international non-profit organization.

How To Apply:


To apply for this internship, please download the Internship Application available on IARP’s website and include a cover letter and resume.


Please email your application to or mail the application to: Jessica Belt, Iraqi and American Reconciliation Project, 2021 E. Hennepin Ave Suite 200, Minneapolis, MN 55413


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