UniversalGiving™, an award-winning global social-entrepreneurship nonprofit organization, is seeking a NGO Services Intern to join our exciting team. The NGO Services Intern plays a critical strategic and operational role in outreach, research, and implementation of UniversalGiving’s Quality Model. Before a non-governmental organization (NGO) is published on our website, NGO Services verifies information about the NGO and ensures it is top-performing. As an NGO Services Intern, you will gain valuable skills in seeing how nonprofits are run.
UniversalGiving™ is an award-winning website allowing people to donate and volunteer with top performing projects all over the world. Unique to UniversalGiving, 100% of a donation goes directly to the cause. UniversalGiving has been profiled on CBS and in FOX Business Network, and has also been featured in BusinessWeek Fast Company, CSRWire, WomenEntrepreneur, Oprah.com, NBC News.
Join UniversalGiving and work closely with the CEO and a dedicated international team, while gaining valuable skills and insight into social entrepreneurship.
Determine which NGOs fit UniversalGiving’s Quality Model prior to being published
Verify EIN numbers with IRS list of legitimate organizations
Verify organizations’ financial information
Verify compliance with U.S. Patriot Act
Conduct research on and outreach to new NGO partners based on NGO Strategy
Manage NGO profiles on-line, making sure they are up-to-date and accurate
Excellent writing and communication skills
Meticulous attention to detail
Computer skills, Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
Experience in a collaborative/team based environment
Strong critical thinking skills
Interest in nonprofit work, international issues, and philanthropy
Full support of the mission and vision of UniversalGiving™
Experience working at a unique global, social-entrepreneurship nonprofit
Collaboration within a positive team environment
Increased understanding of and alignment with global issues
Networking with other nonprofit professionals
Career mentoring with Pamela Hawley, Founder & CEO of UniversalGiving™
For students, class credit can be arranged according to school requirements
Duration: Minimum 15-20 hours per week required for the duration of the internship, at least a minimum of 3 to 4 months. Ideal candidates are available to work out of our San Francisco office 3-4 days/week (Monday through Friday) with possibly some work completed remotely.
"Working with UniversalGiving has given me the chance to participate in critical aspects of business management and partnership facilitation, which are opportunities that would definitely be off-limits to "the intern" at most corporations. The friendly and ultra-supportive executive team here wants their interns to contribute to the main goals and aspirations of UniversalGiving in important ways and helps them to do so, which is what makes working here so rewarding and fun - so fun, in fact, that I will continue to be a part of their team even after leaving the San Francisco office!"
UG Representative at Princeton University, Summer Intern
UniversalGiving™ is an award-winning website allowing people to donate and volunteer with top performing projects all over the world. Our projects are vetted through a proprietary Quality Model™ to ensure the most effective, trustworthy philanthropy possible. Unique to UniversalGiving, we take no cut on donations. 100% of your donation goes directly to the cause.
UniversalGiving Corporate consults with Fortune 500 companies on the strategy, operations and NGO Vetting for their international giving and volunteering programs all over the world. Some clients include Cisco, Symantec, Fluor, Sabre, MTV.
Located in the heart of San Francisco, UniversalGiving has been profiled on CBS and in FOX Business Network, and has also been featured in BusinessWeek Fast Company, CSRWire, WomenEntrepreneur, Oprah.com, NBC News, The Christian Science Monitor, The New York Times, The Financial Times, MarketWatch, CNNMoney.com, Change.org and See Change Magazine. UniversalGiving has been voted as one the top nonprofits on Great Nonprofits in 2012, and was a Webby Award Honoree.
CEO Pamela Hawley is a winner of the Jefferson Award (the Nobel Prize in Community Service) and was selected as one of 50 leaders to the White House's Next Generation Leadership and Social Innovation event. She is a Finalist for Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award, and a Colburn S. Wilbur Leadership Fellow at the Global Ethics Institute. She is a Fast Company Expert Blogger on CSR.
UniversalGiving’s Mission: We Connect People to Top Performing Opportunities Worldwide.
UniversalGiving’s Vision: “To Create a World Where Giving and Volunteering Are a Natural Part of Everyday Life.”
Email your resume, cover letter, and writing sample (2 pages max) to firstname.lastname@example.org with "NGO Services Intern" in the subject line. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. No phone calls please.
UniversalGiving™ is committed to understanding and representing the diverse populations it serves worldwide. Members of all ages, genders, sexual orientations, races, ethnicities, nationalities, physical abilities or disabilities, religions or beliefs, and cultures are welcome as employees and volunteers in our organization. We believe that a diverse team will best serve our diverse populations.
For more information please visit:
UniversalGiving’s Blog: PhilanthroPost
CEO Pamela Hawley’s Blog: Living and Giving
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