Major Gifts Fellowship

About Concern Worldwide
Concern Worldwide is an international humanitarian organization committed to the relief, assistance and advancement of the poorest people in the least developed countries of the world. Founded in Ireland in 1968, Concern Worldwide has nearly 4,000 personnel working in 24 countries across the globe. Concern believes in a world where no one lives in fear; where all have access to a decent standard of living and the opportunities essential to a long, healthy and creative life. Our mission is to help people living in absolute poverty achieve major improvements in their lives, improvements that are sustainable without ongoing support from Concern.
We believe in creating a culture of inclusion where everyone feels empowered to bring their full, authentic selves to the workplace. Building a diverse and inclusive team is an absolute necessity to deliver the solutions needed to achieve our core mission, because without promoting justice and equality, we cannot eliminate extreme poverty.
Concern Worldwide US (CUS) is an independent affiliate of Concern Worldwide, with offices in New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles. CUS advances the Concern Worldwide mission through mobilizing financial and human resources, as well as influencing and activating networks in the US to elevate programs globally.
Who Should Apply to Concern’s Fellowship Program
Concern Worldwide US is seeking highly motivated individuals to join its 2022 Summer Fellowship Program. Concern’s fellowship program is an excellent opportunity for individuals to work alongside dedicated, experienced staff to learn about Concern’s mission and vision and the many mechanisms that come together to create an effective humanitarian organization.
Candidates should have an interest in international humanitarian relief and international development. Students currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program are eligible to apply. All academic fields will be considered.
Goal of Fellowship
As a Concern Worldwide US fellow, you will have the opportunity to learn about and gain exposure to the breadth of Concern’s portfolio of work which includes international humanitarian and development programming, policy and advocacy, grants management, communications and marketing, finance and administration, systems and operations, and human resources. Through your day-to-day assignments, as well as experiential learning opportunities such as brown bag presentations and informational meetings with members of Concern’s senior management team, your fellowship experience will provide you with an opportunity to work on engaging, high impact projects for a large international NGO.
Fellowships are available in these Concern departments:

  • Programs
  • Communications
  • Individual Giving: Special Events & Major Donors
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Marketing & Business Operations


  • Research donor prospects by using platforms like Wealth Engine, Google, LinkedIn and Salesforce. Create list of donor prospects using Excel and submit research profiles to Salesforce database.
  • In collaboration with the Major Gifts Team, support donor engagement activities that help us form stronger connections with our existing and prospective donors. Support as needed with production of donor cultivation events.
  • Assist with donor mailings including donor acknowledgments, thank you cards, and gifts.
  • Track donor communications using Salesforce and update donor records as needed.
  • Assist Development team by drafting, proofreading, editing and supporting internal and external communications.
  • General administrative support for Major Gifts team and VP of Development.

Compensation & Structure:

The fellowship will begin Tuesday, June 14, 2022 and conclude Friday, August 19, 2022. Scheduling is flexible, though fellows will be expected to be in the office every Tuesday during the course of the fellowship. Fellows are expected to work a minimum of 10 hours per week (maximum 15 hours/week). The program will run for a period of 10 weeks.
The fellowship program is compensated through a $3000 stipend to be paid semi- monthly.

. Requirements:

  • Currently enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student.
  • A highly motivated self-starter with the ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Flexibility to meeting changing deadlines and priorities and ability to manage multiple tasks.
  • Initiative, resourcefulness, flexibility, and a sense of humor.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Commitment to the core values and vision of Concern Worldwide.
  • Candidates must be currently authorized to work in the US and be in the Manhattan office on Tuesdays.

Apply here!