Job Opportunity: Fundraising Intern (Paid Position)

Job Opportunity: Fundraising Intern (Paid Position)

Data-Pop Alliance is looking for a Fundraising Intern. We are an international nonprofit created in 2013 out of the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI), the MIT Media Lab and ODI. We bring together researchers, experts, practitioners, and activists to change the world with data through three pillars of work: diagnosing local realities and human problems with data and AI; mobilizing capacities, communities, and ideas towards more data literate societies, and transforming the systems and processes that underpin our societies and countries. 

DPA has partnered with organizations such as the Inter American Development Bank, UNDP, UN ESCWA, GIZ (German development agency), the Vodafone Institute, Oxfam México and other key international stakeholders to develop projects in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, the MENA region and Asia. We have also deployed 16 workshops in 10 different countries. To learn more about DPA, please visit our website or read our 2020-2022 report here.

Dates: 3 months, full-time. 

Location: Remote.

Scope of Work

The applicant will be reporting to, and supported by, the Communications Manager, the Fundraising Officer and Managing Director, and will support through the following key responsibilities: 

  • Support the Fundraiser Officer with fundraising and proposal management
  • Mapping potential donors, sources of funding and potential partners
  • Weekly check of tender platforms, LinkedIn and donor websites in search for new funding opportunities
  • Support in all fundraising projects and the associated proposals, including but not limited to:
    • Evaluating potential projects for fit with DPA team and values,
    • Co-creating and updating individual Asana boards for each proposal, keeping each updated and in active use,
    • Following up with team members for contributions to proposal development,
    • Researching and leveraging past proposal contents, where applicable, to future applications,
    • Support the budget preparation, consultation with PMs and other staff to  determine costs and other considerations.
  • Share regular updates with Directors and PMs to communicate proposal status.
  • Support the delivery of the proposals, including submitting via email, platform, or other means.
  • Other tasks as required. 


  • Recent graduate (or student in last semester of university) with a degree in Communications, International Relations, or other related fields. 
  • Strong interest in development, human rights, gender, social inequality, public policy, and related topics. 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English. Spanish, and/or French competency is highly desirable. 
  • Excellent organizational skills, with the capacity to prioritize and manage information.
  • Ability to work with people from different cultural backgrounds.
  • Ability to multitask, while being proactive, analytical and organized.
  • Intermediate to advanced management of Adobe Suite programs, such as Illustrator and InDesign.
  • Knowledge of project budgeting and financial management is a plus. 
  • Strong computer skills, including proficiency in MS Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook). 
  • Comfortable with remote teams and processes. 

Candidates should be able to work independently, manage their time wisely, and meet deadlines. They should be detail-focused, reliable, professional, and possess strong research, writing, editing, and analysis skills, as well as excellent communication, and interpersonal skills.


USD $500.00 / month

Recruitment process

Qualified candidates are requested to submit a CV, a cover letter with two academic or work references to with the subject line “Fundraising Intern” by August 13th, 6:00 pm EST. Candidates will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so early application is strongly encouraged.

Please be aware that any incomplete submissions will not be considered. Also, rename each document you’ll submit with your name, the position and the type of document you are submitting. Ie. FIRSTNAME LASTNAME_Fundraising Intern_CV

Equal opportunity

Data-Pop Alliance employs personnel without regard to race, ancestry, place of origin, color, ethnic origin, language, citizenship, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, physical and/or mental handicap or financial ability. While remaining alert and sensitive to the issue of fair and equitable treatment for all, Data-Pop Alliance has a special concern with the participation and advancement of members of four designated groups that have traditionally been disadvantaged in employment: women, visible minorities, aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities.


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