Internships at EMERGENCY

EMERGENCY periodically accepts trainees within the limits established by the relevant legislation (Art. 1 of D.M. 25 March 1998, n.142), at our offices in Milan (Via Santa Croce, 19, Milano) and Rome (Via dell’Arco del Monte 99/a, Roma) and in some of our projects in Italy.

We are currently looking for

Trusts and foundations curricular intern

Planned start date of the Internship is: June 2021
The deadline for the application is: Friday, 2 April 2021
Location: Milan head office

About the intership

EMERGENCY is looking for a curricular Intern to support the Trusts and Foundations Department. The position requires a dynamic, proactive and enthusiastic candidate. Flexibility and multitasking approach are also essential. The department aims at providing an important income stream for the organisation and going forward the plan is to broaden further the Trust fundraising portfolio. The Trusts Fundraising Intern will play a supporting role in researching potential funders, writing funding applications, helping the team to meet reporting requirements with existing funders, drafting compelling case studies and ad hoc researches.

The position will report to and work with the Trusts and Foundations Lead and will collaborate with Grants and Development Officer.

Key responsibilities

  • Contributing to an agreed annual income target from trusts, foundations and other awards;
  • Identifying and researching prospective trust funders and grant makers;
  • Assisting colleagues by preparing first draft applications and reports;
  • Preparing, writing and editing high quality funding applications to agreed prospective and existing funders and meeting deadlines;
  • Assisting the team in monitoring financial records;
  • Using the database effectively to keep accurate records of funding applications and donors’ care;
  • Creating effective case studies and researches to demonstrate the impact the charity has on beneficiaries and stakeholders.

Required skills

  • Excellent level of English and very good knowledge of Italian;
  • Excellent writing skills in English and Italian and ability to condense complex information into simple narrative;
  • Sound knowledge of Project Cycle Management and Fundraising techniques;
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint;
  • Study experience abroad will be considered a plus.

Education and previous experience

Education background in international relations, human rights, or related fields.


The successful candidate will be offered a six-month curricular internship in respect of the safeguards provided by law.

How to apply

To apply, send your Curriculum Vitae and a covering letter to indicating which internship you are applying for in the subject heading.

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