Fundraising and Marketing Intern (paid)


Fixed term for 3 months

Salary scale £8.80 per hour (London living wage)

Full time 35 hours per week


About Alcohol Concern

Alcohol Concern is the leading national charity working on alcohol issues. Our goal is to improve people’s lives through reducing the harm caused by alcohol.

 Our work falls into three broad areas;

  • Helping people seeking advice about their drinking through information, advice and guidance via our online tools and publications.
  • Helping professionals working with people and their alcohol issues through face to face training, projects and research
  • Helping all of us through campaigning to challenge the drinking culture in our country through lobbying for evidence based alcohol policies.


About the internship

This paid internship position provides an excellent and rare opportunity for a highly motivated individual, to gain some valuable paid experience in fundraising and marketing  in the charity sector through working on Alcohol Concern’s Dry January campaign.  The successful candidate will be an energetic, highly motivated individual with outstanding written communications, and be able to demonstrate their entrepreneurial outlook. In return, you’ll gain great experience of working in a busy charity, supporting Alcohol Concern’s Dry January campaign, by promoting it to new participants and supporting and thanking donors in their volunteer fundraising as well as running social media campaigns.   


Key Responsibilities:

Main duty – to undertake a range of different fundraising activities to support the work of Alcohol Concern.

This provides a fantastic opportunity to gain highly useful paid work experience in the not for profit sector. There are a number of different activities across the charity that intern might be involved in such as;


  • Responding to requests for information and provide fundraising materials for supporters and motivating them in their fundraising efforts.
  • Contribute to producing and sending regular communications to our donors and supporters. This includes overseeing a thanking you process.
  • Using initiative to suggest, develop and implement new fundraising ideas.
  • Maintain accurate database of supporters and up to date financial records. Training on our database (Salesforce) will be provided.
  • Promoting fundraising events to new supporters and securing participants to sign up to Dry January for Alcohol Concern.


  • Promoting the campaign to new supporters through direct mail outs, email campaigns and social media.
  • Regularly update and maintain website pages related to Alcohol Concerns’ fundraising work, including on our Virgin Money Giving and Just Giving pages.


  • General administration tasks as required and any other reasonable tasks in line with the level of the post.
  • This post may also involve working with volunteers.


The post-holder will be line managed by the Director of Fundraising and Campaigns.


Person Specification

Essential skills, knowledge and experience required for this internship are:

  • Experience of fundraising activities whether as an individual, group or paid capacity.
  • Enthusiasm, energy and an ability to think dynamically.
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills with the ability to produce accurate and motivating copy.
  • Proactive attitude and ability to organise workload and to deliver to tight deadlines.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others inside and outside the organisation.
  • Highly organised and capable of managing own time on a day-to-day basis.
  • Educated to degree or equivalent level.
  • Excellent administrative skills.
  • Commitment to the mission of Alcohol Concern



  • Experience of using social media (Facebook, Twitter) to achieve campaign goals.
  • Understanding of health and alcohol policy issues.


 Job Description – Other Information


This post will be offered subject to the satisfactory completion of references. It is expected that this three month internship will take place between November 2014 and January 2015 and the post holder will be expected to work during the Christmas period when the Alcohol Concern office is open (29th-31st December).

The postholder will attend staff meetings, team meetings and other internal meetings as appropriate.

The postholder must have a commitment to and a willingness to work within Alcohol Concern’s Dignity at Work Policy, its Health and Safety Policy and other policies as set out in the Alcohol Concern Staff Handbook.


Conditions of Service

This post is for 35 hours per week worked in a five day week. This is a fixed 3 month position paid at the London Living Wage of £8.80 per hour.

The standard working day is 9am to 5pm, 7 hours per day with 1 hour for lunch. 

The annual holiday entitlement is 28 days per year, not including public holidays. This will be pro-rated according to the length of your contract.

The postholder will have the option to opt into the pension scheme, where the contributions are Employer 7%, Employee minimum contribution 3%. More details will be provided.


Other Information

The post is based at Alcohol Concern’s offices at 25 Corsham Street, London N1 6DR.

Alcohol Concern is committed to implementing a comprehensive Equal Opportunities Policy and we welcome applications from all sections of the community.


Deadline for applications:  7th November

Interviews and start date : ASAP

Apply with CV and one page cover letter to