The Wildlife Restoration Foundation (WRF) is seeking an enthusiastic and mission-driven
Conservation Fundraising Intern to join our team for 3-6 months. WRF is a new nonprofit
organization focused on direct interventions to ensure the health, security and growth of
National Park wildlife populations (www.wildlifeandparks.org).
The Intern will collaborate with senior leadership at all stages of fundraising and marketing to
amplify the presence and resources of WRF and its grantmaking program. If you are looking to acquire ample experience quickly, help us deepen the impact of our wildlife conservation
nonprofit organization in our second year. Your insightful contribution will help develop, expand and maintain our fundraising and marketing channels. This internship will help you acquire valuable fundraising skills and provide you with knowledge of how to create and implement a nonprofit development plan. Ultimately, you will gain broad experience in strategic marketing—skills in demand in any fast-paced work environment.
Researching potential donors and grant opportunities
Creating donor profiles and input data on donations and donor engagement to aid
Creating social media posts for the WRF Facebook and Instagram pages
Researching stats and news for social media posts
Public newsletter support, including content creation and data gathering
Copy writing or graphic support for collateral, newsletters, proposals, grants or other
content as needed, based on skill and knowledge
Logistical support for virtual fundraising events
Any other duties as assigned by the WRF Conservation & Partnerships Manager
Part-time (10-20 hour/week) unpaid internship, with possible stipend after 3 months.
Skills and Requirements
Bachelor of Arts/Science (in field related to fundraising, marketing, conservation biology,
and/or animal science preferred). Experience working with animals, parks, and/or zoos
and aquariums preferred.
Comfortable reaching out to foundations and corporations to acquire key fundraising
Passion for non-profit work, veterinary care of animals, and stewardship of wildlife in their
habitats. Appreciation for the role zoos and aquariums play in conservation.
Strong written and oral communication skills.
Highly organized with attention to detail.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office (including Excel, PowerPoint, MS Teams and SharePoint
High-energy with the ability to manage multiple projects at once.
Self-starter with ability to work independently and meet deadlines.
Flexible, ready to help with new projects as they arise.