Development Intern (Fall 2021)


About The Charter Cities Institute Internship Program

The Charter Cities Institute is a non-profit research organization focused on empowering new cities with better governance to lift tens of millions of people out of poverty.

We are a team of researchers, developers, communicators and more, committed to building the ecosystem for charter cities by:

- Creating legal, regulatory, and planning frameworks;

- Advising and convening key stakeholders including governments, new city developers, and multilateral institutions;

- Influencing the global agenda through research, engagement, and partnerships

We are now accepting applications for our Fall Internship program.

Development Intern Job Description

The development intern will learn what it takes to attract and manage donors, funders and partners. The role is designed for individuals who seek a career in development, or a role that requires building networks, and will benefit from practical experience. Candidates must be passionate about promoting world-changing ideas with donors, academics, international development organizations and foundations. The development internship is designed to provide an excellent opportunity for interns to explore how relationships and networks are managed. Interns must be creative, curious, and detail oriented. They need to enjoy writing, researching and the challenge of managing development campaigns and events.


● Tackle development projects as assigned by supervisor (inc. research, writing, events, participating in meetings, etc)

● Collaborate with other teams within CCI on new and existing projects

● Manage fundraising campaigns and events

● Attend team meetings and brainstorming sessions regularly

● Enjoy reading extensively and undertake learning assignments on international development, economics, urbanization and leadership

● Bring an entrepreneurial mindset and a sense of humor


Skye Lawrence – Head of Development


The CCI internship is unpaid, however, the company will offer a $2,500 internship completion award at the end of the internship period.

What Success Will Look Like

At the end of the internship, the intern should have gained practical development skills, while having a strong understanding of charter cities. They should have the competence to take on development projects from start to finish. They will acquire adaptive knowledge to understand the various aspects of an organization and how to communicate ideas internally and externally.

Our internship program encourages interns to be exceptional - intellectually and professionally.

Please apply within, or with an email to, including a resume, cover letter and any relevant work samples.

Applications for this role have closed.
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