Job Posting 101348

Philanthropy Intern
Crossroads International
Work From Home - Toronto Metro area
Toronto, ON
closed 8 days ago (Fri, 17 May)
internship (paid)  •  18.50/hr

Position:                                              Philanthropy Intern

Location:                                             Toronto, ON

Language:                                           English

Supervisor:                                         Senior Manager, Philanthropy & Public Engagement

Position Type:                                   Full-time, May-August 2024

Salary:                                                  $18.50/hour

Job Requirement:                           Must be eligible to work in Canada

Closing Date:                                     May 17, 2024 at 5PM EST



The Philanthropy Intern will support Crossroads International’s efforts to engage Canadians in advancing women’s rights and gender equality in sub-Saharan Africa. This position will support our Philanthropy and Public Engagement team. The role requires an enthusiastic, dedicated and detail-oriented person who can comfortably manage multiple tasks, with a keen interest in fund-raising and a sense of donor relationship. The individual is a team-player with a willingness to learn and the ability to adapt to shifting priorities.

Depending on skillset, this individual will assist with tasks including, but not limited to strategizing events and campaigns, executing events, researching, and reaching out to corporations for events, emailing and calling donors, helping track communications on the database and other administrative support tasks as assigned.

The Philanthropy Intern position is full-time and requires a minimum of 35 hours per week for 16 weeks from May to August 2024, with the possibility of continued employment pending organizational needs.


The role is mainly remote, with the opportunity to work in-person at the Toronto office when possible.


*Detailed supervision and mentorship plans have been crafted for this position which include remote one-on-one monthly mentoring sessions, weekly guidance in team meetings as well as formal and informal input.


Supervision Plan:

  • The Senior Manager, Philanthropy & Public Engagement will provide the Philanthropy Intern with:
  • Weekly remote or in-person check-in meetings to discuss projects and tasks
  • Prompt informal and formal feedback through email, Teams messages, discussions, scheduled coaching sessions and a verbal and written performance evaluation
  • Job-specific training through online learning, thorough verbal and written instructions from supervisor, mentor and organizational subject matter experts
  • In-depth health and safety training pertinent to both the Ontario and Quebec jurisdictions


Mentorship Plan:

  • The Senior Manager, Philanthropy will provide the Philanthropy Intern with:
  • Remote one-on-one monthly mentoring sessions
  • Weekly guidance in team meetings
  • Formal input and participation in the performance evaluation
  • Philanthropy skills development support and training in events and campaigns, donor relations, and additional support as required



  • Mailing out donor acknowledgements kits
  • Thank you calls to newly acquired supporters
  • Research and outreach to corporations to secure in-kind donations for silent auction event
  • Helping with the execution of the 13th Annual Day of the Girl Breakfast event
  • Helping with Charity Challenge campaign materials and coordination of a Team Raiser digital page – on Blackbaud Luminate Online
  • Strategizing new event ideas
  • Planning and strategizing various campaigns we can execute throughout the year (UN days, Special holidays like Mother’s Day)
  • Sending out tax receipts to donors
  • Other duties and special projects as assigned


  • Prospect Research to find prospective funders: corporations or foundation funders
  • Creation of Prospect Profiles for prospective funders
  • Creation of digital materials like social media posts for donor recognition or marketing



  • The Philanthropy Intern will have the opportunity to develop the following skills throughout their employment:
  • Customer service skills: establishing donor relationships and handling donor questions and concerns
  • Teamwork skills: close collaboration with members of the Philanthropy team, along with periodic interaction with other functional teams and individuals
  • Communication skills: daily exchanges with Philanthropy colleagues, and prospective or existing donors, as well as opportunities to take meeting notes, present at team, committee and organizational-level meetings
  • Digital skills: requirement for use of computer, and Microsoft Office 365 applications including Teams, Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Forms; internet research
  • Leadership skills: autonomy in leading events and campaigns with support where needed; opportunity to present work in various forms and meet with the Executive Director
  • Organizational skills: ability to effectively prioritize, manage, classify and store relevant information
  • Philanthropy/Fundraising skills: prospecting for new donors, cultivation of donor relations and understanding campaign systems, tools, and administration.



  • Enrolled in a university program or equivalent in a related field (Business, Philanthropy, Human Resources, Sociology, etc.)
  • Eligible to work in Canada
  • Interested in issues of international development, gender equality and poverty eradication
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills in English. Bilingualism a strong asset
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office 365 applications (i.e., SharePoint, Excel, Word, Outlook, etc.)
  • Capacity to work collaboratively in a team and independently
  • Organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Capacity to work both collaboratively in a team and independently
  • High level of autonomy and initiative
  • Ability to work remotely for majority of the workweek in a fast-paced environment with the option of going into office if preferred




**As an equal opportunity employer, we strongly encourage candidates from diverse, marginalized, and disadvantaged groups to apply**



Crossroads International is a leading Canadian non-profit volunteer cooperation agency which has been advancing equality for women and girls and eradicating poverty in some of the world’s poorest countries in Africa for over 60 years. Crossroads invests in local partner organizations in 9 countries who are best positioned to meet the needs of their communities. With them, we pilot innovative approaches, and empower women and girls to become leaders and live free from violence. Every year Crossroads engages hundreds of experienced volunteers and staff North and South who apply their expertise locally to address poverty and inequality, while integrating key tenets of environmentalism and sustainability to our projects. The organization’s 50+ employees are based in Canada, Senegal, Ghana, Tanzania and Uganda, and Crossroads’ volunteers fulfil over 100 mandates per year.


As a non-profit working in the space of gender equality and poverty elimination, principles and values of access and equity are at the heart of our work. As an equal opportunity employer, we strongly encourage candidates from diverse, marginalized, and disadvantaged groups to apply such as youth, Black, racialized, Indigenous and, differently abled individuals and others who may face discrimination based on age, ancestry, citizenship, color, ethnicity, family status, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or invisible disabilities, political belief, race, religion, or sexual orientation.


Crossroads is also committed to preventing and addressing sexual misconduct and advancing anti-racism. To that end, the organization is a signatory to Cooperation Canada’s Leaders’ Pledge on Preventing and Addressing Sexual Misconduct and the Anti-Racism Framework for Canada’s International cooperation sector.


ONE WORLD where poverty is eliminated, equality prevails, and the rights of women and girls are fulfilled. 


If you are interested in joining a dynamic international development organization, please submit your resume and cover letter in one document (Word or PDF) before 5 pm EST on May 17th, 2024 by e-mail to . Applications must include “Philanthropy Intern – Your Name” in the subject line of the email. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered. Not sure you have everything we’re asking for, but know you can make a big impact? Tell us your story and we will be happy to consider you. 


We thank all applicants in advance, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  


To learn more about Crossroads please visit our website ( 


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