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Now Hiring: Volunteer Development Intern

By August 20, 2020No Comments

About Mission: Cure

Mission: Cure was founded in 2017 to find effective treatments and, ultimately, a cure for pancreatitis, an extremely painful, degenerative and costly disease. Led by Megan Golden, a leader in innovative, outcome-based financing such as “Social Impact Bonds,” and Linda Martin, a veteran technology entrepreneur, Mission: Cure is pioneering a new funding model that creates new incentives for medical research & development focused on patient outcomes. Such innovation in curing disease is even more needed in the post-COVID-19 world.


Job Description

Mission: Cure is seeking committed, impact-driven internship candidates interested in gaining cross-cutting nonprofit development experience. As a young non-profit organization, Mission: Cure provides the unique opportunity for a motivated individual to gain insight into how small non-profits grow and raise capital for exciting and impactful projects. The intern(s) will work closely with the Program Coordinator and organization staff to create, support, and act upon the organization’s development efforts. This internship is an exciting, hands-on opportunity for those excited to pursue a career in nonprofit administration & development with an interest in public health, chronic diseases, genetics, drug development, innovative financing, and/or patient-centered care.

Key Responsibilities

  • Work with the organization staff to draft, edit, and proofread grant proposals
  • Assist Mission: Cure staff with managing corporate sponsors and the logistics of upcoming virtual fundraising campaigns
  • Compile data for grant reports and assist with the drafting and preparation of these reports
  • Identify promising grant opportunities using Instrumentl, a grant tracker platform, and additional desk research
  • Collaborate with Mission: Cure staff to develop presentations for potential and current donors
  • Provide additional development and administrative support as needed


  • Strong research and analytical skills
  • Strong oral and written communications skills
  • Strong project management skills, including the ability to work independently, problem-solve, and meet project deadlines
  • Experience with PowerPoint presentations and event planning (a plus if experience is with virtual event planning)
  • Experience or demonstrated interest in non-profit development, grant writing, grant reporting, individual fundraising, or fundraising campaigns
  • Familiarity with fundraising best practices a plus

Hours will range from 15-25 hours per week. Although Mission: Cure is based in New York City, this is a remote volunteer position that does not require relocation.

To apply, submit a copy of your resume and transcript to