Internship: Development (June-August)
International Women’s Health Coalition (IWHC)

Accounts to: Development Associate
Based in: New York, New York


The International Women’s Health Coalition (IWHC) recognizes that women’s and girls’ human rights, health, and equality are essential to social, environmental, and economic justice for all.

We envision a world in which all women and girls can exercise their human rights to:

  • access the information, resources, and services they need to enhance and protect their health and achieve their full potential;
  • make informed decisions about their sexuality, relationships, pregnancy, child-bearing, and marriage and all other matters related to their sexual and reproductive health and rights, free of discrimination, coercion, and violence; and
  • participate in and assume leadership of civil society movements to advance sexual and reproductive health and rights.


IWHC advances the sexual and reproductive health and rights of women and young people, particularly adolescent girls, in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East. IWHC furthers this agenda by supporting and strengthening leaders and organizations working at the community, national, regional, and global levels, and by advocating for international and US policies, programs, and funding.

IWHC builds bridges between local realities and international policy by connecting women and young people in the Global South to key decision-makers. In doing so, IWHC brings local voices to global debates and in turn, makes global processes and policies more understandable and actionable at the local level.


The International Women’s Health Coalition (IWHC) Development Department seeks a paid, part-time intern in its New York office. The internship will focus on donor cultivation events, database management, and development operations.

This internship is best suited for those individuals interested in gaining fundraising experience in a small but mighty non-profit organization working in the service of advocacy and grantmaking to promote and protect women’s sexual and reproductive health and rights. Interns will gain knowledge of the organization’s priority issues and build skills in the Raiser’s Edge NXT database, event planning and logistics, and other development department functions. In order to provide a valuable and well-rounded internship experience, interns will have the opportunity to attend in-house briefings and presentations by IWHC program staff and experts in sexual and reproductive health and rights.


  • Donor Cultivation Events: Provide administrative support for upcoming cultivation events in New York and California.
  • Database management: Support the frontline fundraisers in tracking their moves management system for individual constituent records using the Raiser’s Edge NXT database. Other database management support may include tracking event invites and responses in Raiser’s Edge event records, as well as keeping donor contact information up-to-date.
  • Development operations support: Assist in general administrative tasks, such as meeting preparation, scheduling, travel logistics, and completing finance paperwork for development expenses.
  • Donor prospect research: Support the development specialist as needed to conduct research on individual, corporate, and institutional donors and prospects; compile information into detailed profiles and briefing materials.


  • Pursuing a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in human rights, gender studies, international relations, social science, public administration, or a related field is desired. Nontraditional backgrounds will also be considered.
  •  A minimum of one previous internship experience is desirable. Proficiency with the Raiser’s Edge fundraising database and Outlook is preferred, but not necessary.


  1. Prior office/administration experience and strong organizational skills with meticulous attention to detail are highly desirable.
  2. The ideal candidate must be self-motivated and able to take initiative, prioritize with minimal supervision, and work independently as well as function as a member of a team.
  3. Proficiency in computer programs including MS Office applications is required.
  4. Excellent oral and written communication skills in English are essential.
  5. Strong analytical skills and ability to work well under pressure while juggling multiple tasks simultaneously are necessary.
  6. Strong interest in women’s rights, sexual and reproductive health and rights, human rights, and gender justice, as well as a strong commitment to IWHC’s values is desired.

COMPENSATION: This is a paid part-time internship with hourly pay at $15.00 per hour. The internship will have flexible hours within the 9:30-5:30 weekday office hours for a range of 15-25 hours/week. There may be occasional need for additional hours, including evenings of special events.

TO APPLY: Please apply immediately by sending a cover letter, resume, and two names or letters of reference to [email protected]. The subject line should read: “IWHC Development Intern – Summer 2019.” No calls or separate email inquiries.

Only complete applications will be reviewed and due to the large number of applications, only short-listed candidates will be contacted further.


IWHC is an equal opportunity employer. IWHC values the dynamism and perspective that staff diversity brings to the work and culture of the office. We encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to consider joining us. IWHC does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the grounds of race, ethnicity, religion, age, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, HIV status or disability.