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Job title: Fundraising Intern

Responsible to: Joint Interim Chief Executive

Based at: Hybrid – two days London office based, two days home working

Working hours: 28 hours a week for 12 weeks (days negotiable)

Start date: 4 October or as soon as possible after this date

Remuneration: £10.85 per hour

Genetic Alliance UK:

Genetic Alliance UK is the largest alliance of organisations supporting people with genetic, rare and undiagnosed conditions in the UK. Our members and the people they support are at the heart of everything we do.

We advocate for fast and accurate diagnosis, good quality care and access to the best treatments.  We actively support progress in research and engage with decision makers and the public about the challenges faced by our community. 

We run two long standing projects:

  • Rare Disease UK, a campaign focused on making sure the new UK Rare Diseases Framework is as successful as possible, and to ensure that people and families living with rare conditions have access to a final diagnosis, coordinated care and specialist care and treatment.  
  • SWAN UK (syndromes without a name), the only dedicated support network in the UK for families that have a child or young adult with an undiagnosed genetic condition.


This internship is a great learning opportunity offering a first step on the ladder for anyone looking to start their career in fundraising. For the right candidate this is an opportunity to gain experience in grants and trusts and community fundraising. Working as part of the Genetic Alliance UK team you will also have the opportunity to find out more about other types of fundraising and our wider policy, research and support work.


The successful candidate will support our grants and trusts fundraising and working with our community fundraisers to support their efforts. This will include identifying trusts and foundations with potential to support our work, developing cases for support and associated materials, developing project budgets and writing and submitting applications. The role will also involve keeping up-to-date records of our community fundraisers, liaising with them to support and promote their activities and sending out thank you letters.

The intern will receive weekly support and supervision and will also have the opportunity to attend our team meetings to find our more about our wider work.


  • A degree or equivalent experience.
  • Outstanding communication skills with excellent spelling, punctuation and grammar.
  • Attention to detail and a methodical approach to their work.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, a can-do attitude and desire to learn.
  • An empathetic attitude and enthusiasm for understanding the complexities and impact genetic, rare and undiagnosed conditions can have on family life.
  • An enthusiasm for working as part of a team as well as using their own initiative.
  • Commitment to the aims and objectives of Genetic Alliance UK.


Deadline for applications: Friday 17 September.

Interview date: Wednesday 29 September. The interview process will include a written task and panel interview.

Please note – we will call successful candidates by Wednesday 22 September 2021 to invite them to interview. Unfortunately, we will not be able to offer alternative interview dates.

Start date: 4 October or as soon as possible after this date 

Please email a CV and cover letter to: Lauren Roberts, Joint Interim Chief Executive, [email protected]create new email.

Your cover letter should explain why you are interested in this internship and what makes you suitable for the role. Please save your documents as Fullname.CV and Full Name.CoverLetter. Please state your name and post applied for in the email subject line. Applications without cover letters or with incorrectly named attachments will not be considered.

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