Development Office Intern

Development Office Intern

Salary: £12.52 ph (including a 14.53% uplift for holiday)

Location: Cambridge, St Edmunds College

Contract type: Fixed term contract until 30 June 2024, part time up to 10 hours per week.

Are you looking for a intern opportunity that allows you to work in a friendly team whilst learning valuable skills?

If so the College is looking for a Development Office intern on a part time basis for the next couple of months (starting asap), to support with administrative duties in the Development Office.

As this opportunity is not eligible for sponsorship, individuals must have right to work in the UK.

Please note that as this internship falls partly during university term time potential applicants must be mindful of the statutes and ordinances of the University regarding employment. More information on the University’s work restrictions during studies can be found here.

Please note that some events and meetings take place during the evening and weekends.

Job responsibilities

  • Using the CiviCRM database to manage event bookings, gift administration, data updates and prospect management.
  • Helping with events, such as making up badges, managing guest lists, preparing attendee briefings, attending some events to welcome guests
  • Undertaking basic gift administration, including data entry and record keeping for gift aid submissions, and assigning stewardship tasks to the Development team.
  • Undertaking basic fundraising research and data mining tasks using e.g. LinkedIn and other social media.
  • Researching and finding lost alumni.
  • Completing general office administration, such as answering phones and replying to emails.
  • Assisting the Development Assistant with creating a variety of alumni publications including the termly e-news and the annual magazine, The Edition.
  • Compiling and publishing the internal weekly newsletter for staff, students and senior members.

The successful candidate

Whilst experience in an administrative role is advantageous we are looking for an individual with a can-do attitude and the below skills:

  • Good IT skills including familiarity with Microsoft Office and an ability to learn new systems.
  • Organisational skills, and ability to prioritise work.
  • Good communication skills, spoken and written
  • Ability to use own initiative
  • Ability to work well with a variety of stakeholders
  • Good organisational skills and attention to detail
  • Flexibility and willingness to adapt and learn
  • Must have a high degree of discretion and confidentiality, particularly with personal data.

If you feel that you fit most but not all of the above criteria, we would still love to hear from you.

As well as a great salary and friendly team you will also receive:

  • Working daily allowance for food and drinks*
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays (FTE)
  • Discounts at restaurants, shops & more
  • Outdoor gym
  • Access to LinkedIn Learning & Business Disability Forum

How to apply

To apply, please send an up to date CV to

Closing date for completed applications: 14/05/2024

If you have informal enquiries about the post, please email the Development Assistant, Will Edwards on

In applying for this role, you will provide personal data which the College will process in accordance with its data protection obligations and its Data Protection Policy:

Any offer of employment is subject to evidence of your right to work in the UK.