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Fundraising & Workforce Development Intern

Fundraising & Workforce Development Intern


About the Job:

The Forging Industry Educational and Research Foundation (FIERF) is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. Operating as a “supporting organization” to the Forging Industry Association (FIA), the Foundation’s Mission is to support the forging industry through technology development and education. FIERF builds our future workforce by promoting our industry, awarding scholarships, identifying, and sharing employment opportunities and encouraging participation in forging research and projects. For more information about FIERF, please visit


Forging Industry Association is a trade association representing forging producers and suppliers in North America. Our Mission is to improve member’s global competitiveness. We accomplish our mission through such means as advocacy, industry benchmarking, global networking, technological development and world class training and education. For more information about FIA, please visit

In this role, the Fundraising & Workforce Development Intern will gain experience in prospecting new donors and community fundraisers, project management, and supporting workforce development initiatives. The Fundraising & Workforce Development Intern will support the Forging Foundation’s mission to engage academia and industry in meaningful partnerships to attract students to careers in the forging supply chain.

Primary Responsibilities:

•        Assist with planning and execution of special events and activities

•        Coordinate workforce opportunities for companies and schools

•        Assist with donor communications and fundraising campaigns

•        Donor database management using FIA’s CRM platform

•        Draft correspondence, reports, proposals and donor appeals

•        Assist with mailings, filing, and special projects as needed

•        Conduct research on potential donors, strategic partners, and schools


•        Interest in learning about the fundraising and workforce development side of a non-profit

•        Experience with Microsoft Office computer programs

•        Positive attitude and willingness to learn

•        Strong organizational skills and attention to detail

•        Strong writing skills

•        Ability to work independently

•        Excellent communication skills and able to succeed in a team environment

Position Details:

·        $20/hour (15-20 hours per week) with start/end dates mutually agreed upon

·        In-person

To Apply:

Submit PDF resume and cover letter to Amanda Dureiko, Senior Manager of Foundation and Workforce Development at Please include the following in your cover letter:

•        How you fulfill the desired qualifications for the position and how this internship will enhance your academic and professional aspirations