Foundation Partnerships – Paid Internship

Published May 20, 2022

Job Details

Level: Entry
Position Type: Internship
Remote Type: Optional Work from Home
Recruiting from the DC Metro and Atlanta Metro areas


World Food Program USAs values, Collaborative, Accountable, Respectful, Inclusive, and Optimistic, provide the framework for how we behave and work together to reach our goals to feed and save the lives of the most vulnerable people around the world. We are looking for applicants who embody these values and are invested in forwarding our mission.


WFP USAs Foundation Partnerships Team focuses on Foundations and other grantmaking institutions. As a Foundation Partnerships team intern, you will work with the Foundation Partnerships team, whose goal is to raise funds and awareness for the UN World Food Programme from U.S.-based professional foundations, faith based and other civil society organizations. As the Foundation Partnerships Intern, you will come away with marketable skills such as how to work as part of a team, develop strong donor cultivation plans, communicate to stakeholders, and learn a variety of online platforms used for donor information.


Supporting the Senior Director of Foundation Partnerships and Senior Manager of Foundation Partnerships in a role which will include exposure to and increase understanding of prospect research, stewardship and cultivation cycle, CRM systems, and other projects which help hone the implementation of donor engagement strategies and strengthen the pipeline of the Foundation Partnerships team.


  • Currently pursuing or finalizing undergraduate/ graduate degree at an accredited US institution.
  • A strong interest in organized processes and systems
    Interest in topics of international development as well as grantmaking and funding
    Strong editorial skills and proof-readers eye for details
    Openness to learn and ability to work on multiple tasks at once
    Ability to coordinate input from multiple stakeholders
    Excellent writing and verbal communication skills
    Excellent organizational skills and attention to details
    Proficient to advanced knowledge in Microsoft Office
    Strong collaboration skills


Personal Characteristics and Work Style

  • Collaborative and team-oriented individual.
    Strong affinity for WFPs mission and program priorities.
    Openness and willingness to learn in a fast-paced environment