Prospect Research and Event Internship

Position: Prospect Research & Event Internship Team: Network Programs Reports to: Network Programs Officer Job Type: Internship Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA (Telecommuting possible) Compensation: College credit, if applicable The Global FoodBanking Network (GFN) works to alleviate hunger and malnutrition by accelerating the development of food banks around the world. Founded in 2006, GFN now connects more than 800 food banks in 30 countries, spanning six continents, that together serve more than 9 million people annually. The organization operates with a team of twenty employees primarily based in Chicago and engages a globally diverse Board of Directors. GFN is seeking an intern (minimum 16 hours / week and a 10-week commitment) to start as soon as possible to assist with the preparation for The Global FoodBanking Network’s flagship event. The event brings together food bankers from around the world to network, share best practices and learn about the broader developments in anti-hunger efforts around the world. Last year the event brought in over 200 people from 50 different countries The intern will report into the Network Programs Officer to identify potential speakers and guests of interest for this international conference. This year’s event will be held in Mexico City, and will be the first time the event is held in Latin America. The selected intern will gain real world insight into the nonprofit sector, global hunger relief and food security issues. Interns will also gain knowledge of the international non-profit and business communities and learn about global issues affecting individuals, non-profits, businesses, and corporations around the world. In addition to the learning opportunities outlined in the internship description, the Prospect Research and Event Intern will gain marketable work experience including hands-on development of research skills, issue specific analysis, non-profit analysis and presentation skills. Additionally, interns will have the opportunity to participate in GFN’s unique culture and network and build valuable business and nonprofit contacts. Responsibilities
  • Conduct online research and compile briefs on potential speakers and organizations of interest for the international conference.
  • Research contact information for speakers including the appropriate business unit contact.
  • Manage speaker information on Microsoft Excel (general data entry and formatting).
  • Help to identify alignment and opportunities for speakers at the conference who align with GFN’s work.
  • Prepare and present findings in weekly event planning meetings and as needed at organization-wide meetings, if applicable.
  • Create lists for review and potential distribution.
  • Present findings and recommendations to key staff members.
  • Other tasks related to the event as needed.
Education Requirements
  • Undergraduate rising sophomore, junior or senior, or graduate student.
Position Requirements
  • Demonstrated interest in international relations, food security, and international development.
  • International affairs and/or business coursework.
  • Must be self-motivated and an adaptable team player who is comfortable in an entrepreneurial environment.
  • Work in the Chicago office is preferred, not required, remote work is a possibility
To Apply Please email a cover letter and resume to The Global FoodBanking Network embraces a philosophy that recognizes and values diversity.  Its goal is to attract, develop and retain a talented, diverse workforce in a culture where all employees will contribute to their fullest potential.