Mercy Corps is hiring an
INTERNSHIP TITLE: Employee Engagement and Workplace Giving Intern
INTERN WORKSITE LOCATION: Portland, OR or Remote
DATES OF INTERNSHIP: May/June - August/September 2023
HOURS PER WEEK: 16-20 hours per week
INTERNS SUPERVISOR & CONTACT INFORMATION: Employee Engagement and Workplace Giving Senior Officer
INTERN WILL WORK CLOSELY WITH: Corporate Partnerships Senior Director
FUNDING AVAILABLE FOR THE INTERNSHIP: $1,300 per-month
Mercy Corps Responsibilities
For the duration of this internship assignment the intern will receive:
Intern will remain responsible for all costs associated with:
Laptop for working remotely
Accommodation, travel and living expenses
All other costs associated with this internship
Mercy Corps is a leading global organization powered by the belief that a better world is possible. In disaster, in hardship, in more than 40 countries around the world, we partner to put bold solutions into action — helping people triumph over adversity and build stronger communities from within.
In support of that mission, the Corporate Partnerships Team manages Mercy Corps’ relationships with major US companies by raising unrestricted revenue, co-creating strategic restricted grants and elevating Mercy Corps’ brand profile. We set bold agency-wide strategies, develop and manage relationships with corporate partners, and advance Mercy Corps’ mission through funding and partnerships.
The Employee Engagement and Workplace Giving Intern will support the Senior Officer, Employee Engagement and Workplace Giving with various aspects of designing, implementing and growing a workplace giving and employee engagement program to raise critical funds from employees of key corporate partners.
The intern will gain exposure to a global non-profit organization and work with a culturally diverse team and stakeholders. They will enhance their understanding of how corporate employee engagement and workplace giving supports both Mercy Corps’ programs and resource development. Learnings will include how to:
Imagine, create, and drive activities to strengthen employee engagement and encourage workplace giving
Collaborate with multiple stakeholders to support employee engagement events, communications, and initiatives
Responsibly represent complex topics and uphold humanitarian principles
Support the research and cultivation of corporate employee engagement business development, and develop the skills required to build and maintain donor relationships
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE:
University degree in progress or recently completed (within 1 year) in relevant discipline
Strong communicator with the ability to clearly communicate ideas visually and verbally
Organization skills with demonstrated attention to detail, ability to follow procedures, meet deadlines and work independently and cooperatively with team members is required
Demonstrated sensitivity to a diversity of people and cultures
Analysis and evaluation skills preferred
Have a strong interest in pursuing a related career in nonprofit fundraising
Experience in MS Office, Google Drive and M365 tools.
Familiarity with graphic design platforms
Mercy Corps interns represent the agency both during and outside of work hours and are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner and respect local laws, customs and Mercy Corps policies, procedures, and values at all times and in all in-country venues.
Mercy Corps Diversity Statement
Achieving our mission begins with how we build our team and work together. Through our commitment to enriching our organization with people of different origins, beliefs, backgrounds, and ways of thinking, we are better able to leverage the collective power of our teams and solve the world’s most complex challenges. We strive for a culture of trust and respect, where everyone contributes their perspectives and authentic selves, reaches their potential as individuals and teams, and collaborates to do the best work of their lives.
We recognize that diversity and inclusion is a journey, and we are committed to learning, listening and evolving to become more diverse, equitable and inclusive than we are today.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Mercy Corps is an equal opportunity employer that does not tolerate discrimination on any basis. We actively seek out diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and skills so that we can be collectively stronger and have sustained global impact.
We are committed to providing an environment of respect and psychological safety where equal employment opportunities are available to all. We do not engage in or tolerate discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability (including HIV/AIDS status), marital status, military veteran status or any other protected group in the locations where we work.
Safeguarding & Ethics
Mercy Corps is committed to ensuring that all individuals we come into contact with through our work, whether team members, community members, program participants or others, are treated with respect and dignity. We are committed to the core principles regarding prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse laid out by the UN Secretary General and IASC and have signed on to the Interagency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme**.** We will not tolerate child abuse, sexual exploitation, abuse, or harassment by or of our team members. As part of our commitment to a safe and inclusive work environment, team members are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner, respect local laws and customs, and to adhere to Mercy Corps Code of Conduct Policies and values at all times. Team members are required to complete mandatory Code of Conduct elearning courses upon hire and on an annual basis.
As part of our commitment to keeping our community safe and providing a safe working environment, Mercy Corps has a COVID-19 vaccine requirement for US interns based in Mercy Corps US HQ offices. Interns must be fully vaccinated per CDC requirement or have an approved exception, either (1) sincerely held religious convictions, or (2) a disability that prevents them from receiving a COVID-19 vaccination and comply with regular testing, within 10 business days of starting. Failure to comply may impact your internship.
Mercy Corps Headquarters: 45 SW Ankeny Street, Portland, Oregon 97204
Mercy Corps: https://www.mercycorps.org/
In your statement, you are encouraged to discuss any relevant experience, and demonstrate your interest. Your application will be reviewed by the Mercy Corps team and shortlisted candidates will be contacted directly for interviews.
WEB SERVICES: Interns are automatically provided and Mercy Corps email address, as well as access to The Hub, Workplace and the Digital Library_._