Institutional Fundraising Unit Intern

Institutional Fundraising Unit Intern

Start: September 2023

Place of work: People in Need office in Prague 2

Internship: up to 20hours per week, for 6-12 months

Salary: 130 CZK / hour, in the form of DPP or DPČ

We are an international non-governmental, non-profit organization founded on the ideals of humanism, freedom, equality, and solidarity. We are the largest INGO in Central and Eastern Europe with 22 offices worldwide, over 2400 employees, and a budget of over 240 million Euros. Our headquarters is in the Czech Republic, Prague.

We are proud of our values-driven and friendly culture where you are empowered to influence decisions and to put your initiatives into action. We welcome proactivity, creativity, and innovation.

We promote diversity, transparency, and mutual respect and create a positive learning environment.

Per our 2023 satisfaction survey, 95% of our staff would happily recommend PIN as a great place to work and 97% are proud to tell people that they work for PIN.

What role would you have?

This role is an exciting opportunity for a postgraduate student who is passionate about working in international development and in particular in project design and institutional fundraising.

You will be offered exposure to a unique Czech INGO with international impact. You will get to know PIN’s work, and acquire detailed knowledge of institutional fundraising including project design and proposal development. At the end of the internship, we would like to discuss with you further potential career paths and options for a full-time employment contract in institutional fundraising (these options can include a deployment to one of PIN offices or HQ-based roles).

You will have primarily a supporting role and work closely with IFU Support Officer, Advisors, and the Head of the Unit. As per PIN internship scheme, we can offer you 130 CZK per hour and a yearlong capacity-building programme based on your interests/needs in various sectors and cross-cutting issues.

Your main responsibilities:

  1. Administrative support
    1. Supporting the process of PIN’s registrations with new institutional donors
    2. Help with monitoring of funding opportunities
    3. Maintain IFU texts and resources on the Knowledge and Learning Center and other products, ensuring quality
    4. Update presentation materials of the Institutional Fundraising Unit and Technical Advisors Unit
    5. Assist with data analysis, cleaning, and unification
    6. Provision of admin and logistic support to sectoral Technical Advisors
  2. Project design and proposal development
    1. Preparation of annexes and supporting documents
    2. Writing selected sections of proposals
  3. Donor intelligence
    1. Desktop revisions and developments of various donor analyses

Your profile:

  • Postgraduate student in the final year of your studies
  • Fluent in Czech language
  • Our working language is English, so we expect you to have an excellent command of written and spoken English, other languages are an advantage (French, Portuguese, Spanish, Arabic, etc.)
  • Ability to perform under time pressure, manage multiple tasks, and work independently and effectively in a fast-paced, multicultural environment
  • Strong critical thinking, attention to detail, and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communication, writing, editing, and proofreading skills, with an eye for proposal messaging, themes, proposal aesthetics, and content

Our offer:

  • Internship package according to the PIN policy
  • Work with inspiring people, for the largest Central and Eastern-European INGO
  • Personal and professional development – including the Capacity Building program – internal and external - Induction training, internal e-learnings, Knowledge and Learning Department onboarding, eventual HEAT Training, Humentum training ( ), PuntoSud training (
  • Possibility to participate in interesting events we organize (e.g. One World international film festival)

How to apply:

Are you interested in this position? Send us your CV and short cover letter in English via our application form. Please note only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Interviews will be conducted on rolling basis and the vacancy will be closed when filled.

People in Need staff are expected to perform job duties and responsibilities in accordance with People in Need Code of conduct and key policies (available at:

People in Need is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct and committed to promoting the welfare of children and adults with whom People in Need involves. People in Need expects all staff to perform job duties and responsibilities in accordance with People in Need code of conduct and key policies (available at: People in Need Staff will undertake the appropriate level of training. All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks. We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organisation and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.