Fundraising Intern

Based in Muswell Hill, North London

Are you looking for an excellent opportunity to gain fundraising experience in a busy but friendly fundraising environment?

We are looking for an intern/volunteer to support the fundraising team in raising income from a variety of sources, including events, companies, major donors and trusts and foundations. The internship is ideal for someone who is keen to obtain a wide understanding of fundraising and gain transferrable fundraising skills and experience.

The volunteering position

Your task list will include the following:

  • Produce and distribute fundraising materials, thank donors, arrange meetings and take minutes
  • Assist with administration and implementation of fundraising events and activities
  • Help maintain the fundraising pages on our website, providing ideas and writing copy
  • Undertake competitive analysis
  • Support team members on new business opportunities through research and preparation for external meetings
  • To lead on specific projects as required
  • Research new funding opportunities through online databases, sector press and subscription services
  • Assist with the preparation of donor and financial reports
  • Maintain accurate and comprehensive records on the fundraising database, network drives and hard filing systems
  • Work collaboratively with other departments
  • To perform any other reasonable duties as required by Ambitious about Autism.

Our ideal intern looks like this:

  • Possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proactive, resourceful and flexible
  • Have proven experience of research
  • Have experience of MS Office applications, particularly Excel
  • Have good analytical skills
  • Able to think laterally and produce original materials
  • Trustworthy and maintain confidentiality
  • Flexible, an enthusiastic and committed team player

Ideally we would like somebody for approximately 3 days a week for a minimum of 3 to 6 months, but we would be flexible for the right candidate. This is an unpaid role but lunch and travel expenses can be reimbursed.

The role will be based at The Pears National Centre for Autism Education, Woodside Avenue, Muswell Hill, London N10 3JA
but will include occasional travel to events etc.

Please note: A permanent post is not guaranteed after completion of the internship.

Safeguarding children and adults

Ambitious about Autism and TreeHouse School are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We carry out a range of checks and tests to attract candidates who are committed to safeguarding children and adults at risk. Please read:

If we offer you a position, you will need to apply for an an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) with lists check. For more information, visit the GOV.UK website.

How to apply

To apply please download and complete the volunteer application form (DOC 331KB) and send it to Jo Lillie by email to or by post to: The Pears National Centre for Autism Education, Woodside Avenue, Muswell Hill, London N10 3JA. If you have any queries regarding this internship please call Jo on 020 8815 5137.