Corporate and Foundation Partnerships (CFP) Intern

Corporate and Foundation Partnerships (CFP) Intern

Remote (or Baltimore, Maryland USA)

Manager, Corporate and Foundation Partnerships

Under the supervision of the Manager, Corporate and Foundation Partnerships, the intern will support the strengthening of IYF’s Corporate and Foundation funder pipeline and assist with a research project on new, prospective funders.

The intern will assist the CFP team in researching to create a list of new, prospective funding opportunities as well as research and prepare summary documents for identified prospects. Funders should be identified primarily for IYF’s work in the US, specifically serving Black and Latinx youth in Chicago, IL and Washington, DC but also some international funders as well. The intern will learn to apply research and learn about the strategy and practical application of fundraising for a nonprofit.


  • Supporting IYF’s Corporate and Foundations pipeline by:
    • Finding new funding opportunities through databases, monitoring relevant listservs, press releases, peer organization research, and lapsed IYF funding records.
    • Vetting existing lists of funders and preparing internal research summaries on alignment, budget size, proposal logistics, and key stakeholders.
    • Supporting the CFP team on next steps to contact and build relationships with well-aligned prospective funders.
  • Contributing to other broader CFP Team objectives, as needed.


  • Enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program
  • Fluency in English required
  • Strong internet research skills
  • Microsoft Office familiarity
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Desire to learn more about corporate funding and private foundations for supporting an international nonprofit

Start date: October 2021
Duration: 6 to 10 weeks
Hours: 12-20 hours a week
Pay: $16/undergraduate students, $20/graduate students

Submit a resume and cover letter to Please address the following questions in your cover letter:

  • Why are you interested in this internship at IYF?
  • How are you a good fit?
  • What do you hope to gain from the internship?
  • In what way do you identify as BIPOC and/or with another underrepresented or historically marginalized group?

For 30 years, our sole focus has been to help young people succeed. Our work is fueled by the belief that young women and men everywhere possess dreams, ambition, and the same spark of potential. However, we also know that opportunities are not equitably distributed. Rooted in the belief of youth as problem-solvers, change-makers, and leaders, our initiatives are catalysts for change. We forge global and local partnerships that transform lives, together.

Together with our partners, IYF builds effective, sustainable, and scalable initiatives that drive change around three interconnected strategic objectives: youth agency, economic opportunity, and systems change. These strategic objectives power IYF’s mission. Our initiatives help young people gain market-relevant technical and life skills, and they foster enabling environments and enhance the systems within which we all live and work.

IYF is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are strengthened by the diversity of our colleagues, and we welcome applications from people of all cultures, backgrounds, and experiences.