Interested in being a part of a scientific organization and learning from a supportive team dedicated to bringing the best science to the most neglected?
The Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi) is an international, not-for-profit research and development (R&D) organization that develops and delivers new treatments for neglected diseases that affect millions of the world’s poorest people.
Together with more than 200 public research and industry allies worldwide, we use the power of partnership, innovation, open science, and advocacy to find solutions to a great injustice: the lack of medicines for life-threatening diseases that disproportionately impact poor and marginalized people. Driven by collaboration, not competition, and by patients’ needs, not profits, we promote equitable access, foster inclusive and sustainable solutions, and advocate for a more effective global biomedical R&D system that meets the needs of neglected patients.
Since our inception, DNDi has delivered nine new treatments for people with sleeping sickness, visceral leishmaniasis, Chagas disease, paediatric HIV, hepatitis C, and malaria that have saved millions of lives. We now aim to deliver an additional 15-18 new treatments by 2028 – addressing R&D gaps for neglected tropical diseases and viral infections, including pandemic-prone and climate-sensitive diseases.
With 250 employees of 37 nationalities located in nine offices on four continents, DNDi is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion as essential parts of our culture and key drivers of our success. We encourage candidates of diverse profiles and backgrounds to apply.
The External Relations (Fundraising) team develops and implements the global fundraising strategy, securing funding from a mix of public and private donors and new financing mechanisms. The worldwide funding goal for DNDi is to secure an additional €130 million by 2023 to meet the target of a total of €730 million raised (€600 having been secured).
Purpose of the position
The Development Intern will be a dynamic and organized self-starter. The role provides administrative support to the Development Associate and Development Manager, and will gain experience supporting a small fundraising team across a wide range of tasks.
Specific job responsibilities
- Update the Salesforce database, including entry, cleaning, and maintenance of donors and prospects
- Support generating standard acknowledgement letters and other donor communications
- Conduct research on current donors & prospects as well as help identify new funding opportunities at the request of the Development Associate
- Assist with coordination of direct mail appeals and editing content of fundraising materials, including the website
- Assist with coordination of fundraising events (both online and offline)
- Update various charity evaluators/assessment organizations
- Provide administrative and clerical support, such as supporting scheduling of external and internal meetings and other tasks as needed
- Proficiency in Microsoft Suite (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook) is required
- Experience with Mailchimp (or similar email marketing system) is preferred
- Familiarity with Adobe Creative Cloud programmes (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign) is a plus
- College Senior/Recent Graduate of University or equivalent
Skills and attributes
- Well organized and structured
- Highly motivated, can-do attitude
- Ability to use initiative, prioritize, and multi-task
- Clear and systematic thinking that demonstrates good judgment and problem-solving competencies
- Detail-oriented even while working in a fast-paced environment
- Status: Paid internship starting December 2021; end date is flexible
- Part-time: 18 hours a week
- Location: New York City vicinity. The development staff (including the intern) will work from the office at least once a week.
DNDi North America strives to be an actively anti-racist organization and is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We strongly encourage Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC), women, individuals with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQ community to apply.
- Please submit your application using the online form
- Deadline for application: Accepting applications until 5 December 2021
- Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
- Application submission for this position may close early if we have enough suitable applicants