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Global Fundraising and Research Internship

Internship at Fight for Peace International

Global Fundraising and Research Internship

Internship at Fight for Peace International

  • LocationLondon, UK
  • Position levelInternship
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  • Application deadline iconPosted on 01 Nov, 2018
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Job Description

Fight for Peace Internationaluses boxing and martial arts as a tool for the development young people accross the globe. Learn about the international development sector through identifiying funding opportunities for our global partners, to support young person affected by crime and violence.


Fight for Peace (FFP) is a global youth development NGO that delivers primary, secondary and tertiary level interventions to reduce youth violence. FFP was established in 2000 in the Complexo da Mare favela in Rio de Janeiro as a community-based boxing club targeting young people who were employed by drug trafficking gangs. Today, there are FFP Academies in Rio and London delivering a combat sport-based holistic methodology directly to over 3,000 young people annually.

Fight for Peace International (FFPI) was founded in 2010 to extend our impact beyond Rio and London. FFPI’s strategic focus is to share FFP’s methodology and build partnerships in order to scale responses to youth crime and violence. This has been done to date through a series of projects:

  • The first FFPI project was the Global Alumni Programme, which selects organisations that are based in communities affected by crime and violence, provides intensive training in the FFP approach and 12 months of support to adapt it to their contexts. To date over 140 organisations across 26 countries have taken part in GAP, collectively reaching over 240,000 young people.
  • Building on the GAP, the FFP Alliance was launched in 2016 to establish an on-going community of practice for organisations that have been through GAP. This international network provides a platform from which youth violence prevention activities are strengthened and scaled. Members are supported through collaborative learning and fundraising opportunities, and new approaches to reducing youth violence that are tested at FFP Academies in Rio and London, are codified into principle-based content and scaled globally through Alliance members.

The Alliance team manage a portfolio of over 80 community-based organisations, located in Sierra Leone, Kenya, Colombia, Mexico, Brazil and many other countries in the Global South and UK. The main aim of the Alliance team is support these partners in growing from a local community or boxing club to a social enterprise. One of the ways to do this is for them to this is through accessing funding.

The Role

The post holder will sit in the Alliance team, under the direct supervision and support of our Global Trainer/ Consultant at one of our offices (see above) or remotely. The intern will work 22 hours per week to gain valuable insight and experience in the international development sector. The position involves identifying funding opportunities for our global partners, some data analysis and some data input.

The position involves providing support to the Alliance team, for a period of three months. You will be reporting to our Global Trainer/ Consultant and be supported by our Head of Fundraising.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Conducting desk-based research on global funding opportunities.
  • Carrying out literature reviews into an array of evidence to support sport for development approaches, evidence-based interventions with young people affected by crime and violence.
  • Reviewing collected data on partners to relation to funding opportunities.
  • Reviewing and managing social media accounts to record partner outcomes and share progress updates with partners.
  • Attend any relevant online and/or in person
  • Carry out logistics for training events and partner visits.
  • Other tasks as may be required.

This is a unique opportunity to learn about the international development sector through a hands-on approach, and to make a lasting contribution to community-based organisations around the world and its aim to realise the potential of every young person affected by crime and violence. It is perfect for anyone currently completing a degree or who recently finished their studies and would like to gain experience in fundraising in an international development organisation.


  • A degree in International Development or a related discipline is preferred with a strong academic record.
  • Desk based research experience required
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • A strong interest in fundraising
  • Flexible and adaptable to working with a team remotely
  • Professional and diligent in work ethic and timeliness
  • Independent and proactive with minimal support
  • Experience in managing social media accounts i.e. Facebook, Instagram.
  • Thoughtful, resourceful, reflective, and eager to learn
  • Experience living, working and/or travelling in a low-resourced context is also a bonus.
  • Working knowledge of Spanish and/or Portuguese is desirable.


  • Travel expenses paid for.
  • Free gym membership and access to free Boxing and Martial Arts classes.
  • External training provided when possible.

To Apply

Please apply online by sending a CV and cover letter by the 18th November 2018.

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