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Philanthropy Intern

Job Location

London or Berlin - London, United Kingdom

Job Description

Job title: Philanthropy Intern
Duration: Initially until 30 April 2022 with a possibility of a 3-month extension
Reports to: Institutional Partnership Manager
Status: Full time (38.5 hours per week)
Starting date: February 2022
Location: London or Berlin
Pay: GBP 1,500 or 1,800 EUR per month
Deadline for application: 11.59 pm UK time on Tuesday 18 January 2022.

About UWC
UWC makes education a force to unite people, nations and cultures for peace and a sustainable future. To fulfil its mission, UWC has 18 schools and colleges worldwide, alongside over 155 mostly volunteer-run national committees which select UWC students. The UWC International Office is the executive arm of UWC International, a registered charity in the UK and Germany, and is situated at the heart of the UWC movement. We have two offices, one located in central London and a second office in Berlin. The UWC International Office collaborates closely with all stakeholders from across the UWC movement, engages the UWC alumni community of more than 60,000 members and serves UWC International’s governance bodies. Responsibilities include global fundraising, global communications, promotion and marketing, supporting the national committees in their daily work and growth, global strategy development and implementation and assisting the schools and colleges.

Are you our new Philanthropy Intern?
Right now, we are searching for a Philanthropy Intern to support us until 30 April 2022 with a possibility of a 3-month extension.

Philanthropy is one of the core functions of UWC International, with over 80% of the national committee selected boarding students at UWC schools and colleges receiving a scholarship to enable access to a UWC education, independent of socio-economic means. To support UWC’s comprehensive and ambitious scholarship programme, the Philanthropy team is responsible for developing UWC’s fundraising capacity, coordinating UWC movement-wide fundraising activities and bringing in major gifts.

The Philanthropy team is part of the broader Advancement team, which also includes the Communications, Engagement and Outreach functions.

As the Philanthropy Intern, you will work closely with colleagues from all teams at the UWC International Office (Programmes, Programme Development, Education and Finance teams, and of course Advancement), as well as the 18 schools and colleges and 155 UWC national committees. As a result, you will be part of a global organisation at the forefront of international education for peace and sustainability.

You will support the Philanthropy team on a variety of tasks relating to prospection and fundraising, as well as scholarship management and donor stewardship. And you will gain hands-on experience in a stimulating and multicultural working environment, with excellent learning opportunities to strengthen valuable professional skills. You will also gain specific experience in philanthropy and programme management in the field of international development.

If this sounds like the role to make you leap from bed every day, then read on for further details.

Job Requirements

Key responsibilities
- Prospection and fundraising
- Conduct research on prospects using online platforms.
- Prepare funding proposals and expand digital giving options, focusing on the UWC for Refugee Initiative and the ongoing “UWC for Afghan Youth” Appeal.
- Update our fundraising and donor management software Raiser's Edge NXT and assist in preparing prospection reports for the team.
- Help the team to develop fundraising collaterals, such as brochures and presentations.

Scholarship management and donor stewardship
- Support the management of the funded scholarship programmes, including the “UWC for Afghan Youth”, the “UWC Refugee Initiative”, and the “Davis Dare to Dream” programmes.
- Update internal handbooks, improve data storage and management.
- Upload donations onto our fundraising and donor management software Raiser's Edge NXT and prepare financial reports for the team.
- Prepare reporting for donors, including student case studies in cooperation with the Communications team.
- Prepare and participate in meetings with existing or potential donors.
This list is not exhaustive and you may support or lead other initiatives and tasks in the frame of your internship.

- Ability to read, write and speak English fluently.
- Strong interest in UWC’s mission and values.
- Interest (and ideally prior experience) in philanthropy/fundraising and funded programme management.
- Approach all tasks with enthusiasm, drive and care.
- Able to work independently and take full ownership of assignments - training and support will be provided.
- Great team player, ability to work with tact and cross-cultural sensitivity.
- Ability to work with confidential information.
- Good attention to detail with good writing skills including ability and interest in report writing and note-taking.

You might have to travel to UWC schools and colleges. For that reason, a basic DBS check (Disclosure barring statement) or international equivalent will be required.

Visa requirements
Anyone who applies to work at UWC International in London or Berlin must have a work visa before starting employment, complying with relevant immigration rules. We place the highest value on diversity and will do our best to support your visa and work permit application, but we cannot guarantee success to those applying without the current ability to work within the EU or the UK.

Diversity Statement
UWC places deliberate diversity at the heart of our educational model because of its critical importance in our mission ‘to unite people, nations and cultures for peace and a sustainable future’.

At the UWC International Office, we believe this commitment to deliberate diversity must be reflected within our team, organisational practices, policies and culture. We recognise people with different backgrounds, skills, attitudes and experiences bring fresh ideas and perceptions, and we encourage and leverage these differences to make our work more relevant and approachable.

We will not discriminate or tolerate discriminatory behaviour on any grounds such as, but not limited to, race, gender, disability, nationality, national or ethnic origin, religion or belief, marital/partnership or family status, sexual orientation, age or socioeconomic background.

We strive to be an inclusive workplace where everyone feels a sense of belonging, has a voice, can raise concerns, and feels comfortable and confident. We expect everyone who works with us to share this commitment and to act accordingly as we aspire best to serve the UWC mission and our global community. It is an ongoing journey and we welcome all those ready to travel with us.

Applications Process and Deadline
Please send your CV and covering letter in English (maximum of 2 pages) to with “Philanthropy Internship application” as the title. Please also indicate how you heard about this role. Please provide the name, roles, and contact details of the two referees in your application. We will not contact them without letting you know.

Please note that applications without a cover letter will not be considered.

Deadline for application: 11.59 pm UK time on Tuesday 18 January 2022.
The interviews are due to take place the week beginning 24 January 2022.
Start date: We are hoping for this internship to start in February 2022.

How To Apply

Please send a CV and Covering Letter (a maximum of 2 pages each) that relates your experience to the requirements to
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Contact Information

Contact Natalie Powers
United World Colleges
55 New Oxford Street
London, United Kingdom WC1A 1BS


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