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Intern, Maverick Collective
Population Services International in Washington, DC
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Date Posted 05/28/2018
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled


Job title: Intern, Maverick Collective

Department: Corporate Partnerships and Philanthropy

Based in Washington, D.C.

Part time (20 hours per week)

No international travel

Reports to the Associate Manager, Philanthropic Partnerships


Who we are

We're Population Services International (PSI), the world's leading non-profit social marketing organization. We work to make it easier for people in the developing world to be healthy by providing access to products and services that range from mosquito nets to HIV testing.

There are over 9,000 “PSI'ers” around the world. It's a diverse group of entrepreneurs and professionals with an unusually wide range of backgrounds - from the medical industry to the music business - all with unique skills we bring to the job.

Join us!

Maverick Collective is PSI's philanthropic initiative to end extreme poverty by investing in the health of girls and women. To do this, we've created an innovative model of partnership, bringing together the global health prowess of PSI with private individuals who have more to offer than their checkbooks. Maverick Collective, officially launched last year, is still evolving. We pride ourselves on our startup culture where team members wear many hats and we're constantly pushing the boundaries of what is possible.

The Maverick Collective Intern would be part of a growing initiative, providing essential research and administrative support to the team. You will be our point person for prospect research, events and logistics, database maintenance, and relationship management support. Because of our startup culture, you'll need to be flexible and willing to take on new projects in a variety of areas. As a result, you'll learn from leading experts in social marketing, global health, and innovative partnerships, in addition to helping shape this young initiative.


Sound like you? Read on.

Your contribution

General team support (20%):

  • Support donor cultivation and stewardship activities, as needed, including planning events, meetings, and trips to the field, logistical support and development of briefing materials

Communications and Advocacy (30%)

  • Research and identify communications and advocacy opportunities for MC donors, develop talking points and messaging as needed

  • Manage and research calendar of upcoming conferences, events, and trainings for donors and MC staff

  • Lead development of monthly and quarterly newsletters for donors and external partners

Prospect research and briefings (50%):

  • Conduct proactive research on prospective donors, partner organizations, and foundations and provide recommendations to the team on their viability

  • Manage prospective member pipeline by updating the Salesforce database and providing regular due diligence updates on prospects to relationship managers

  • Ensure meetings and contacts are up to date in the Salesforce database and assist with reporting on action items and contacts

  • Support coordination of prospect meetings

What are we looking for?

The basics

  • Bachelor's degree or working towards a B.A. in a related field.

  • 1-2 years of experience in a fast-paced office setting, preferably in a global non-profit organization

  • Experience in donor development/philanthropy/partnerships preferred

  • Demonstrated interest in girls' and women's issues, global health and/or philanthropy

  • Proficiency in Salesforce, Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint; Wealth Engine experience preferred.

  • Ability to present information concisely and effectively, both verbally and in writing.

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with and quickly gain the respect and support of various constituencies, including staff members, program directors, and high-net-worth individuals.

  • References will be required.

What would get us excited?


Excellent communicator. You are articulate, straight-forward, and self-possessed with great interpersonal skills, in addition to possessing strong writing skills and attention to detail.


Curious thinker. You are willing to learn and are eager to test and try new things; a self-starter and finisher who is creative and entrepreneurial.


Team Player. You thrive in collaborative environments and open-work spaces.


Mission-Driven. You're passionate about girls and women's issues and innovative partnerships to drive sustainable progress.



  • Non-Exempt

  • Must be authorized to work in the United States. PSI will not consider work visa sponsorship for this positon

PSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals regardless of actual or perceived race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, personal appearance, matriculation, political affiliation, family status or responsibilities, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, childbirth, related medical conditions or breastfeeding, genetic information, amnesty, veteran, special disabled veteran or uniform service member status or employment status.

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