Corporate and Foundation Partnerships Internship

Employment Type: Internship Location: 70 E. Lake Street, Suite 1200, Chicago, IL 60601 USA Compensation: College credit, if applicable The Global FoodBanking Network (GFN) works to alleviate hunger and malnutrition by accelerating the development of food banks around the world. Founded in 2006, GFN connects more than 800 food banks in 30 countries, spanning six continents, that together serve 9 million people annually. GFN is seeking an intern (minimum 20 hours/week and minimum 10-week commitment) to start as soon as possible to assist the Corporation and Foundation Partnerships team with researching corporate funding and foundation opportunities and developing cultivation strategies. The Corporate and Foundation Partnerships Intern will work with a team of four under direct supervision from the Associate Director, Corporate and Foundation Partnerships. Benefits to the Intern: Interns will gain real world insight into the nonprofit sector, global hunger relief and food security issues. Interns will also gain knowledge of the business community and learn about global issues affecting individuals, businesses, and corporations around the world. In addition to the learning opportunities outlined in the internship description, the Corporate and Foundation Partnerships Intern will gain marketable work experience including hands-on corporate strategy development, communications and presentation skills. Additionally, interns will have the opportunity to participate in GFN’s unique culture and network and build valuable business and nonprofit contacts. Responsibilities:
  • Conduct online research and compile briefs on company and foundation operations, CSR/sustainability priorities, financials, executives, and geographic priority areas and reach
  • Research company and foundation contact information including the appropriate business unit contact
  • Manage corporate prospect information on Microsoft Excel (general data entry and formatting)
  • Conduct search queries in Salesforce, when applicable
  • Help to identify opportunities and companies to connect with GFN’s work
  • Prepare and present high-level corporate prospect findings in weekly development team meetings, as needed and organization-wide meetings, if applicable
  • Other tasks as assigned
Education and Experience Requirements:
  • Undergraduate rising junior or senior, or graduate student
  • Demonstrated interest in corporate relations, fundraising, and development is preferred, not required
  • Fundraising/development experience and international affairs and/or business coursework is preferred, not required
  • Computers and Electronics –Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite. Experience with Salesforce database is preferred, not required.
  • Internet and Data Searches – Proficient in creating and conducting search functions through internet and online databases.
Skill Requirements:
  • Critical Thinking – Use logic and reasoning to analyze the strengths, weaknesses, and potential for alternative solutions to problems.
  • Communication Skills – Outstanding written and oral communication skills. Strong research, editing, and writing skills. Outstanding organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Time Management – Manage personal time well in order to fulfill assignments and organizational requirements.
  • Interpersonal Skills –Excellent interpersonal skills. Ability to work independently and multi-task.
Work Context:
  • Work in the Chicago office is preferred, not required, remote work is a possibility.
  • Must be self-motivated and an adaptable team player who is comfortable in an entrepreneurial environment.
To Apply:  Send your resume and cover letter to Please indicate the position title when responding to this notice.