We seek a Development intern to help grow our fundraising program and to show our many generous donors how their financial investment advances our mission. The Development Intern will learn the rudiments of nonprofit fundraising by assisting with donor communications, fundraising appeals, event planning and execution, and special projects. Daily tasks include the opportunity to speak with and thank donors for their support, answering phones, drafting donor correspondence, using constituent record management software, completing donor research, writing and publishing blog posts, and attending D.C.-area events.
VOC’s Latin America Studies and Programs Center promotes individual freedom, respect for human rights, and democracy throughout Latin America, but especially Cuba, Venezuela, and Nicaragua. Our researchers document human rights abuses, support in-region civil society and pro-democracy groups, and educate the American public and U.S. policy makers about the realities on the ground. VOC works in Latin America to support human rights defenders and civil society organizations in their fight for freedom and against communism. VOC works with local partners to support their efforts, providing technical assistance and targeted support to civic initiatives. VOC directly implements activities and supports partners’ work to promote democracy, human rights, free markets, and the rule of law. VOC also implements regional efforts that provide opportunities for activists to learn from each other in Cuba, Venezuela, and Nicaragua, apply lessons learned and to develop new approaches based on common challenges imposed by similar communist regimes.
- Monitor media coverage and social media activity on human rights and anticommunist activism in the region in Spanish.
- Conduct research for assessments, advocacy efforts, partner outreach on assigned topics or countries
- Assist local partner organizations with Spanish and English content and editing tasks
- Contribute to specific project activities, such as online events, small grant competitions, policy brief production, or others
- Must be a current undergraduate or graduate student with a specialization in political science, Latin America, or a related field.
- Strong interest in Latin America’s captive nations (Cuba, Venezuela, and Nicaragua) or nations under communist threat such as Perú or Bolivia.
- Strong ability to communicate effectively in English and Spanish, both verbally and in writing.
- Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, and meet all goals and deadlines.