Communications and Fundraising Fall Fellowship

Location Name: 
New York City
Closing Date: 
Open until filled

Organizational Overview

Building Markets is an award-winning nonprofit organization that creates jobs and encourages economic growth in developing countries by finding, building and connecting competitive local small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to supply chains and investment. Through this approach, it has redirected over $1.3 billion to local businesses and helped create over 69,000 jobs in some of the world’s poorest economies. Building Markets is headquartered in New York City and currently operates programs in Liberia, Myanmar and Turkey. For more information, please visit

Position Overview

The Communications & Fundraising Fall Fellowship is open to dynamic under graduate and graduate students with strong communications and development skills who are interested in running nonprofit fundraising campaigns. The Fellow will support the core project team at Building Markets’ New York City headquarters. Specific start dates are flexible, but the Fellow would be expected to work for approximately three months (October to December). A stipend will be made available.

Responsibilities and Duties 

  • Assist in strategizing and implementing a fall fundraising campaign to raise donations for Building Markets;
  • Develop communications and marketing materials, including success stories, to engage potential donors;
  • Actively contribute to Building Markets’ Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts by curating content relevant to our work, showcasing the organization’s successes, and broadcasting upcoming reports and events;
  • Generate new, innovative ideas and strategies on how the organization can be more effective in its communications and outreach efforts.
  • Proofread and edit Building Markets’ communications materials and assist with design and layout.


  • Excellent editing and writing skills with the ability to explain concepts and ideas concisely;
  • You know how to get people excited about an issue and keep them motivated;
  • Experience using fundraising platforms, such as Classy, Crowdrise, and Generosity;
  • Experience working in Photoshop and InDesign a plus;
  • Strong attention to detail;
  • Passionate about the role business can play in reducing poverty in developing and crisis-affected markets;
  • Enrolled in a relevant undergraduate or graduate program (media studies, communications, marketing etc);
  • Master of the art of social media, with experience actively contributing to or managing social media accounts for past companies or organizations.

To Apply

Please send your cover letter, a writing sample, and CV to This position will remain open until filled. The subject line of your application should read: “Communications and Fundraising Fall Fellowship”.