summer Internship: development

Over the past year, Code for Australia has grown from a small team with a big idea to working internationally with thousands of civic technology enthusiasts. As we expand, we’re committed to diversifying our revenue streams and finding new sources of funding. That's why Code for Australia is looking for a Development Interns.

As a Development Intern you will have the opportunity to work for a nonprofit tech startup at the forefront of civic innovation with reach across the world, and capitalize on that influence while honing your analytical, research and communication skills. You will learn the strategies and tactics  of a successful fundraising program that includes institutional, corporate and individual donors and  understand the way in which the fundraising team collaborates with internal program and technology teams and external partners. This is a great chance to develop real-world skills while growing your
network with innovative individuals and organizations across the country.

You will be responsible for helping to extend Code for Australia’s fundraising toolkits for its cities, volunteer chapters and international affiliates. Successful candidates will have an interest in the intersection of tech and public policy and a desire to better understand how technology affects the delivery of city services, citizen engagement and understand how governments can operate more efficiently and transparently.

Commitment: 12 hours a week minimum, with a 3-month commitment. Code for Australia’s offices are located in the heart of Melbourne CBD

    Note: This is an unpaid internship. The ideal candidates are available for at least
    12 hours a week and will be able to engage in a 3 to 6 month commitment. We are
    happy to support you in obtaining college credit for your work.


    • External investigation of best practices in grassroots fundraising sector

    • Thorough documentation with cross-departmental collaboration

    • Formal presentation to Senior Staff and thorough documentation summarizing project findings

    • Develop a Fundraising Toolkit for our cities, local volunteer chapters and international affiliates, which will contain best practices around raising money from a variety of revenue streams

    • Develop a Fundraising Toolkit for our local volunteer chapters and international affiliates, which will contain best practices around raising money from a variety of revenue streams

    • Technology audit for grassroots fundraising tools and peer-to-peer fundraising tools

    • Learn about the Pipedrives CRM platform, implement day-to-day tasks and maintenance and while making recommendations to improve collaboration and efficiency

    • Research major donor prospects and leads and learn how to assess a potential donor’s capacity and interest in giving

    • Help plan Code for Australias events including logistics and day-of support

    • Support the core team in all aspects of grant proposal preparation

    • Research and analyze the nonprofit fundraising landscape, making recommendations on CfA existing programs and potential new ones.

    + Qualifications required

    • Current university students with interest in learning fundraising best practices and civic technology

    • Passion for data and ideally previous database management experience

    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written

    • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

    • Reliable, punctual, honest and friendly annnnnd FUNNY

    • Available to work 12 or more hours a week at our headquarters in Melbourne CBD. Scheduling is flexible.

    + About Code for Australia

    We are a one year old startup non-profit with a great culture and a huge opportunity to make a difference. We work collaboratively and agilely and strive to learn from everything we do. We respect each other, work hard, and have a great time together. We’re looking for individuals who share our vision, our values, and our willingness to do what it takes to achieve an ambitious mission over the next few years.

    + Equal Employment Opportunity

    Code for America values a diverse workplace and strongly encourages women, people of color, LGBT individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents, and veterans to apply. Applicants will not be discriminated against because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, disability, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, medical condition or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws.

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