We’re Hiring: Partnerships and Fundraising Intern

About this Job

Games for Change (G4C) is looking for an intern to support partnerships, business development and fundraising efforts related to G4C’s work in social impact video games, esports, and immersive media. The intern will have hands-on opportunities to work on projects related to business development, fundraising, corporate and foundation relations, and event management. The intern will report to G4C’s Director of Development, who oversees fundraising efforts for G4C, and will also work closely with the Director of Partnerships who leads on forging strategic relationships and alliances essential for achieving G4C’s mission. Candidates for this unpaid internship (school credit only) should meet the below qualifications and requirements

Position Details

  • Support the Directors of Partnerships and Development (and other staff as needed) in research, project management, outreach and communication.
  • Assist with planning, logistics, and invitees list for G4C’s events throughout the winter.
  • Research and compile information, including contact information, on current and potential partners and funders.
  • Assist in planning meetings and events as needed.
  • Assist in creating and editing documents, and presentations.
  • Key Qualifications

  • Very reliable, self-motivated and proactive.
  • Passion for and interest in social impact games and education.
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented.
  • Strong communication skills (PowerPoint, Google Docs, Adobe) and ability to work with remote teams.
  • Strong English language skills (oral and written).
  • Demonstrate strong computer skills and ability to produce high-quality information visually.
  • Skilled researcher able to collect, evaluate, and synthesize information from diverse sources, and effectively present it in spreadsheets and other documents.
  • Proven abilities for problem-solving, multi-tasking, meet deadlines and work under pressure, strong follow-up skills.
  • Be able to work as part of a team in a constantly evolving work environment
  • Requirements

  • Weekly commitment of 20-30 hours/week; minimum of 12 weeks. Start date January/February 2020.
  • Position based in G4C’s WeWork offices in New York City.
  • Internship is for school credit only. Applicants must be enrolled in a college or university level program and be eligible to receive school credit
  • Applying

    To apply, please send an email with the subject line “Partnerships Intern” to Marissa Harts, Operations & Programs Manager (marissa@gamesforchange.org). Please send your resume as an attachment and include the following information in the body of the email:

  • Availability (hours per week) and location
  • School, program and expected graduation year
  • Overview of interest and experience with business development and corporate/foundation partnerships.
  • Details on any prior related internship experience
  • About Games for Change

    Founded in 2004, Games for Change empowers game creators and social innovators to drive real-world change using games that help people to learn, improve their communities, and contribute to make the world a better place. We convene stakeholders through our annual G4C Festival and foster the exchange of ideas and resources through workshops and consulting projects. We inspire youth to explore civic issues and learn 21st-century and STEM skills through our Student Challenge and train educators to run game design classes on impact games. We incubate projects through our game design challenges and executive production expertise in coalition building. We act as an amplifier by curating and evangelizing games for change to the public through our games arcades and awards.

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