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Germany: Development (Volunteer) Berlin, Germany

NGO/UN Job Vacancy

Organization: Skateistan
Country: Germany
Closing date: 26 Jul 2017

Skateistan is looking for an intern to join our team at our headquarters in Berlin! Here is your opportunity to join our award-winning program and help Skateistan continue its mission of spreading the shred to youth across the globe. **

Development Volunteer

Berlin, Germany

Get involved and assist Skateistan from our headquarters in Berlin! Skateistan is currently seeking an enthusiastic individual with a passion for non-profit work to join our team as a Development Intern in a six-month volunteer position. The position offers the successful candidate the opportunity to build experience and to gain insight into the workings of an International NGO that is recognized for its innovation in the field of Sport for Development.

As Development Intern, you will have the opportunity to work together closely with Skateistan's Development Manager, and a motivated and innovative fundraising and communications team.

In this position you'll be the lead on handling general donor support, you'll ensure all communication with individual donors is streamlined and consistent with our brand and mission, and you'll contribute to the organization's strategy and outreach to supporters. You'll also have the opportunity to research prospective high profile individual supporters, foundations, and other institutions and stay on top of cross-departmental communication about specific donors, and donation issues and deadlines.

We kindly ask the individual chosen to dedicate 16 hours a week, working from our office in Berlin, from August through December 2017. This uncompensated position provides office perks, flexible hours, and hands-on experience.


Donor engagement, acknowledgement and stewardship

Updating and organizing donor database

Assisting in the development of print and online promotional materials and guides

Contributing written work for donor updates and newsletters


Responding to development and other general inquiry emails


Individual donor support

Preparing merchandise and materials for events

Development Department purchases

Assistance with monitoring and evaluation activities

Qualifications and Requirements:

Berlin-based for a minimum of six months

Able to commit 16 hours/week during regular office hours (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm)

Native-level English (written/spoken)

Experience in research, proposal writing, or other writing and editing tasks

Good communication skills

Proficient in Excel and Word

Time management skills

Highly organized and able to multi-task

Self-motivated and strong attention to detail

Desired Skills:

Graduate or student of Development Studies, Communications, Journalism, or related degree program with a strong emphasis on writing

Experience in administrative or office environment

Experience volunteering for a non-profit

German language skills are an asset

How to apply:

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send CV, cover letter, and a writing sample in PDF format to with the subject DEVELOPMENT INTERN. Students are welcome to apply and seek university credits through the position.

The deadline to apply for this position is July 26th, 2017. Interviews for this position will take place in person in Berlin between August 01st and August 04th, 2017.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.**