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Spring Intern - Institutional Donor Engagement Advt

Internship Responsibilities


The Institutional Donor Engagement and Advancement (IDEA) department includes cross-disciplinary teams of business development, project support, and relationship management specialists organized around high-priority public and foundation donors and corporate partners. The department leads CRS' strategic engagement with priority public donors and provides specialized services to help CRS acquire, manage, and steward resources and relationships. This internship seeks a current undergraduate or graduate student seeking to obtain work experience that aligns with his/her studies in international development and/or to fulfill requirements for an academic course or degree.

Key Job Responsibilities:

• Research, gather, and document key elements from donor awards, as well as lessons learned from implementation of donor awards in CRS country programs

• Research, update, and organize new and existing content for department resources, including producing guidance (“Quick Guides”) for field teams on how to apply for and manage awards from public donors;

• Gather and analyze data on new non-USG business opportunities;

• Perform research on donors and trend analysis (e.g. updating figures and qualitative sections of the donor cultivation model);

• Help maintain, update and streamline records, including in Gateway;

• Prepare/gather standard proposal materials in French, or translate from English;

• Contribute to and help finalize team documents and other deliverables;

• Assist IDEA Associate with logistics for IDEA retreat;

• Process administrative requests for the IDEA department as needed.

Skill Set Required

Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff):
These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results.

• Integrity

• Continuous Improvement & Innovation

• Builds Relationships

• Develops Talent

• Strategic Mindset

• Accountability & Stewardship


· Currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program

· Excellent written communication skills, ability to edit and proofread documents

· Strong computer skills in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Outlook and Excel

· Experience in the design and use of platforms commonly used for information management (e.g., SharePoint, websites, content management systems) preferred

· Ability to bring projects to successful completion independently

· Strong interpersonal skills

· Self-motivated; proactive worker

· Good work ethics, respects time and meets deadlines

· Exceptional attention to detail

· Ability to work effectively as part of a multidisciplinary/multicultural team

· French language proficiency preferred

Internship Location

Baltimore, MD


Semester: Spring (Feb - May)
Year: 2020
Hours per week: 10-20 hours
Workdays: Flexible
Pay: Yes, $11.00/hour stipend
Authorization Requirements: U.S. Citizen/U.S. National, Permanent U.S. Resident, Employment (H1-Visa)

Application Requirements

Application Deadline: December 30, 2019
Required Documentation: Resume, Cover Letter
Application Instructions

You may apply by submitting a cover letter and your resume directly to CRS using the link below.

You will be contacted if your background is a good fit.

Thank you for choosing CRS!


228 West Lexington Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21201

About Catholic Relief Services

Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. We welcome as a part of our staff and as partners people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need.