Minority Rights Group International (MRG) is seeking a volunteer intern to work in its fundraising department – to focus on securing funding from trusts and foundations for our international programmes with minority and indigenous communities.

As part of our small and high-achieving fundraising team you will have the opportunity to take on significant responsibility and learn how to raise funds from trusts and foundations in the UK. Responsibilities will include researching donors, drafting small proposals and donor nurturing.


The post is for minimum 2-3 days per week and we are looking for someone who can start work ASAP and can commit to 6 months ideally. Please note this is an unpaid internship. We will pay travel expenses (up to £8) and lunch (up to £6) daily.


Person speciation


  • High standard of written English
  • Experience in conducting desk-based research
  • Ability to use excel and prepare basic budgets
  • Interest in human rights and minorities
  • Willing to undertake administrative work
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Excellent attention to detail


  • Additional language skills (Spanish, French)
  • Previous fundraising experience


We welcome applicants from all over the world but please note that you will need to have permission to work in the UK.

If you would like to apply, please send your CV and cover letter to cecile.clerc@mrgmail.org by 11am (GMT) on 2nd April 2017. Please indicate in your cover letter how many days per week you would be available and when you would be able to start.

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