Role details

Events and Fundraising Intern

London   •   Expenses only   •  Internship

Key Selling Bullet Point 1

  • This internship is perfect for someone interested in a career in fundraising and/or events, who wants to find out more about the different areas of work.
  • The intern will gain a thorough understanding of how special and challenge events contribute to charity fundraising, whilst also gaining broader knowledge about how a fundraising team operates.

About us

Each  year  millions  of  people  around  the  world  feel  the  effects  of  natural  disaster  and  conflict.  RedR  is  an  international  charity  that  improves  the  effectiveness  of  disaster  relief,  helping  save  and  rebuild  the  lives  of  people  affected  by  disaster  worldwide.  We  do  this  by  delivering  essential  training  and  capacity  building  services  to  relief  organisations  and  their  staff.    

Our  work  helps  to  ensure  that  the  right  people  with  the  right  skills  are  responding  to  global  emergencies,  and  enables  both  local  and  international  relief  workers  to  react  to  the  needs  of  those  affected  by  disaster,  efficiently  and  safely.

Why work for us

We  value  the  contribution  each  employee  makes  to  RedR  and  therefore  offer  a  wide  range  of  benefits  to  UK-based  and  international  staff.

RedR  is  People  in  Aid-accredited  and  good  people  management  is  at  the  heart  of  all  our  activities.  

RedR  is  also  a  member  of  the  Humanitarian  Accountability  Partnership  (HAP)  and  is  committed  to  ensuring  accountability  in  all  of  our  activities,  as  well  as  prioritising  the  safety  of  its  staff.

Job Description

The  Events  Intern  will  support  the  fundraising  team  to  successfully  deliver  a  number  of  important  events,  helping  to  raise  vital  funds,  thank  supporters  and  cultivate  key  relationships.

Duties  will  include  supporting  the  Corporate  and  Events  Coordinator  with  preparation  for  events  including:

• An  exclusive  event  at  The  BT  Tower  –  to  include  event  promotion,  preparation  of  materials  and  presentations,  dealing  with  guest  enquiries,  sending  guest  communications,  organising  raffle  prizes,  and  attending  the  event  as  a  key  part  of  the  event  delivery  team
• The  BCI  Awards  (a  black-tie  event  with  1200+  guests  at  which  RedR  is  the  beneficiary  charity)  –  assisting  with  preparation  for  a  silent  auction  and  casino,  preparation  for  volunteers,  attending  on  the  evening  to  support  the  event  manager
• The  role  will  require  the  intern  to  assist  with  administrative  tasks  including  data  entry,  running  reports,  printing  and  posting  materials,  but  will  also  allow  responsibility  for  specific  projects,  and  to  contribute  ideas  to  the  team
• Carrying  out  ad  hoc  research  into  future  event  ideas  and  sourcing  opportunities  for  RedR  to  become  the  beneficiary  of  corporate  industry  events  and  new  business  prospects
• Taking  charge  of  the  Events  Inbox,  monitoring  enquiries  and  responding  effectively

The Successful Applicant


• Interest  in  or  experience  of  events  management  and  fundraising
• Willingness  to  get  involved  with  a  wide  variety  of  activities  and  tasks
• Good  time  management  skills  and  ability  to  use  initiative  to  solve  problems
• Excellent  verbal  and  written  communication  skills  in  English
• Excellent  interpersonal  and  team  skills
• Computer  literacy  in  MS  Office


• Understanding  of  the  humanitarian/international  development  sector
• Experience  of  fundraising  or  events  work  for  a  UK  charity
• Experience  of  using  Salesforce  and  InDesign  software

What's on Offer

RedR  UK,    250a  Kennington  Lane,  London  SE11  5RD

3-6  months  (from  September  2017  onwards)

 Flexible  (2  days  per  week  minimum)

This  is  an  unpaid  position  however,  RedR  will  reimburse  lunch  expenses  up  to  £5  per  day  and  reasonable  travel  expenses  up  to  £13

Starting  date:  
September  2017

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