Intern, Development (Fundraising)

Position Summary:
This exciting internship offers the opportunity to be part of the Teach for India head office team for 2 months. By joining our team, your valuable contribution will help us in building a wider movement for educational equity in the country.

The role will be responsible for supporting the national team to build our funding base in order to support the organization’s ambitions growth plans. The Development Intern will assist the team with many varied projects through the entire donor stewardship cycle – from prospect research to assisting with proposal and grant writing, supporting with a variety of reporting requirements and also helping with the operational work. However, the role can go much beyond stewardship - including looking for new and creative avenues for funding.

The position represents an excellent opportunity for learning and professional growth. The Development Team is committed to helping you to develop a range of transferable skills that will help you to succeed in your future career. Throughout the internship, you will receive support from our team to give you exposure to different experiences and improve your employability

The successful candidate will be characterized by possessing excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills, strong analytical & visual ideation and experience in using MS Office Suite. These abilities are paramount for success!

This position will be given some ownership of projects and streams of work, depending on capability demonstrated, allowing for valuable personal growth and satisfaction.

Team Overview:

The Strategy & Learning team is a key resource for other teams within Teach For India (TFI) on analysis and reporting key performance metrics for Teach For India (TFI). The team works to enable more efficient, accurate, informed, and timely decision making by TFI’s leadership team and individual staff. As part of the commitment to donors and our collective mission, the team also supports ongoing studies of impact, reach and effectiveness among key stakeholders including Principals, Fellows and Students.

The National Team also provides tools and support to individual cities and the Expansion Team in its fundraising efforts. The Development Team is divided into 9 work streams by different sources of funding that Teach For India receives. Some of these include Corporates, Foundations, Individual Giving, Retail Giving, Online, Events, amongst others.

Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  1. In depth research and scoping of potential donors.
  2. Leading research projects on various spheres connected to Development – researching creative new avenues of fundraising.
  3. Assist with preparing and copy editing of funding proposals and donor reports.
  4. Provide donor relationship stewardship support to the larger team.
  5. Assist the team with regular operational and organizational functions.
  6. This is also an opportunity for the intern to gain valuable organizational exposure and experience and as such, the development team is happy to support the candidate’s specific areas of interest in work as far as we can
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Applicants should be looking to develop their current skills and be open to learning new things
  • Be creative and bring fresh ideas to Teach for India
  • Be passionate about Teach for India’s mission and values.
  • Have strong interpersonal skills with a professional yet friendly manner of communicating
  • Be a confident verbal and written communicator
  • Strong analytical & visual ideation
  • Possess scoping and research capabilities- proactively seek new information from multiple sources and synthesize findings in an easy-to-digest format for the rest of the team.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications
  • Ability to pay attention to detail and produce accurate work to a high standard
  • Be comfortable with constantly changing scenarios and a high stress environment
  • Be able to work as part of a team but also able to use your initiative and manage your own workload
Education and Experience:
The minimum qualification that we look for is a Graduate degree
Intern, Development (Fundraising) - Mumbai