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Intern, IR - Major Gifts and Tocqueville

Alexandria, VA

Relocation expenses: Not paid


Published on 31 Aug 2018

Expires on 31 Aug 2018

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Intern, IR - Major Gifts and Tocqueville


The internship provides an opportunity to gain valuable learning and working experience at a leading nonprofit organization. This opportunity is open to recent graduates or current students of a college program. The intern is expected to demonstrate a keen interest in nonprofits, as well as have project management abilities, proficiency with technology, attention to detail, flexibility in handling multiple projects, and ability to sometimes handle and protect confidential information.



This internship will run from early September 2018 – early December 2018.

The Intern will be a part of the Investor Relations/Major Donor Team, whose objective is to enable United Ways across the region to more fully realize our shared mission and goals by leveraging support (resources, people, and info) both from United Way Worldwide (UWW) and from within the network itself.

During the internship, the intern is scheduled to meet with United Way staff in multiple departments including public policy and advocacy, international fundraising, international network, human trafficking, marketing, research, and other areas. This provides a significant opportunity to conduct internal networking and career information gathering.



  • Support work of the nationally trademarked Tocqueville Society
  • Review and update the Major Donor Resource Center (web based) and all related major donor pages to update content, ensure consistency, capture best practices and ensure all relevant documents are branded and well presented
  • Participate in the Roundtable on Philanthropy event with items such as marketing, outreach, logistics and turn-key process
  • Assist the Major Donor team with multiple projects related to expanding fundraising in the United Way network
  • Potentially work on special projects on the following topics:
    • International/Regional Major Gift process and/or analysis
    • United Way Planned Giving Work
  • Potentially conduct research into several areas supporting the “Bold Play” initiatives
  • Attend UWW training: Introduction to United Way
  • Work with the team in the Alexandria office to support their development/fundraising initiatives
  • Other duties and special projects as assigned



  • The internship opportunity is open to recent graduates or current students of college programs.
  • Background or interest in nonprofits, fundraising, or other relevant fields.
  • Must have strong project management, technology and communication skills along with being detail oriented.
  • Ability to multi-task. Must be able to work both independently and as part of a team. Must be flexible and comfortable in a fast-paced environment. Selection will be based on project delivery experience, GPA/academic achievement, extracurricular/civic activities, and strong interest in a potential career in the nonprofit industry, especially in fundraising/development.
  • Strong working knowledge of all Microsoft Suite of products, specifically, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Willingness to protect confidential donor information and to sign a non-disclosure agreement before internship commences.



United Way fights for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in every community. As the largest private nonprofit in the world, United Way’s work effects over 1,800 communities around the globe. We specialize in forming community-led solutions to the world’s toughest problems. Learn more at

United Way Worldwide seeks diverse, qualified professionals who want to make a difference in the world. If you are passionate about your work and desire to help others achieve enhanced education, income, and health, United Way Worldwide is the place for you.

United Way Worldwide is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, and other legally protected characteristics. The EEO is the Law poster is available here: If you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process, please e-mail or call 703-836-7100, ext. 324 and provide the nature of your request and your contact information.

We are a charter member of Employers of National Service and encourage AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni to apply.