The organization’s mission is to help impoverished children and youth to realize their full potential. In addition to providing educational enrichment programs, the Institute supports the physical and emotional welfare of the children as they transition through the years. Our programs offer a holistic therapeutic approach, providing tools that allow each child to develop and flourish in their own individual way. From food and tutoring assistance to emotional counseling, art therapies and preventative health care, we provide the necessary elements for a safe and secure childhood.
Job Description of Trainee: The internship offers prospective applicants the opportunity to learn the foundations of nonprofit fundraising and gain a competitive edge in the nonprofit field all while helping Israel’s most impoverished receive vital educational and social services. While he/she will primarily work on researching new potential donor foundations and drafting letters of inquiry, the intern will be immersed in all aspects of the Jaffa Institute’s development program, including composing newsletters, updating the Institute’s website, and hosting donors on site visits. Interns will: work with the development team to draft proposals and letters of inquiry to foundations create press releases and newsletters learn how to develop a foundation fundraising strategy research foundation prospects, determine a foundations interests and find a match within the Jaffa Institute’s range of programming. assist in updating the Institute’s website participate in hosting donors at our various program sites with the Visits Coordinator
Sample internship schedule: 9-1pm: Engage in research activities, draft letters of inquiry, help with website, newsletters etc. 2-4 pm: Help with sites visiting. Helping visitors to volunteer and understand more about the organization (the site visits are not every day and the times vary) 4-5pm: Continue helping in the daily activities of the fundraising department.
Interns should: have an interest in development and fundraising, particularly within a non-profit environment be committed to advancing equality through education in low-income neighborhoods exhibit outstanding verbal and written communication skills have excellent computer skills, including, but not limited to, solid knowledge of Microsoft Office possess knowledge of internet and/or library resources for research employ strategic and creative thinking as well as the ability to multi-task.