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Anera looks for skilled and passionate individuals to help us improve the lives of refugees and impoverished families in Palestine and Lebanon.

About Anera

Anera (formerly American Near East Refugee Aid) is one of the oldest and largest US non-governmental organizations (NGOs) providing humanitarian assistance and human development programs exclusively focused in the Middle East’s Levant region. Since 1968, Anera has worked with and on behalf of displaced and vulnerable Palestinians, Syrians, Lebanese, Jordanians, and Iraqis. In 2020, with a staff of just over 100, Anera delivered more than $100 million in assistance. Anera is consistently a top-rated charity with the Better Business Bureau, Charity Navigator and Guidestar, and is a trusted partner of the US Agency for International Development (USAID), United Nations agencies, scores of foundations and institutional donors, and thousands of private individual and family donors.

Anera is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

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Internship Opportunities

in Washington, DC

About Anera Internships

Interns at Anera are directly involved in the work of the teams they support, from details to strategic planning. They attend weekly meetings and participate in brainstorming and implementation. It is an opportunity for hands-on experience in fundraising and international development from the viewpoint of a non-profit organization. Depending on which team you support, your work could include dealing with donors, database research for new business development, drafting and/or editing funding proposals, writing and/or editing stories for the website and social media, press releases, or tracking and monitoring in-kind donation deliveries to communities in the Middle East. Ideal internship candidates are resourceful, enterprising and good team players. All interns are expected to handle some clerical duties.

Job Summary  

The Business Development (BD) team researches new grant opportunities, writes  proposals to secure funding, designs new programming for Anera projects, and compiles reports for donors during and following program implementation. The position is available beginning May 15, 2023 and runs through August 11, 2023 (dates flexible). Successful candidates should be available 30-hours a week with opportunity to work up to 35-hours a week and be authorized to work in the U.S. Interns will make $16.50/hour and are eligible for paid sick leave. 

Note- remote work eligible for the following states: D.C, VA, MD, NC, SC, GA, FL, MA, NY, MS, MN, TX, IL, IN, RI

Internship Responsibilities  

The Business Development Intern will work with the BD team, assisting members of the team with projects including but not limited to:  

  • Proofreading/Copy Editing – assisting the BD Proposal Coordinator, Program Officers, and Director with the preparation of final documents for new grant applications.  
  • Background Research and Writing – researching background information for context analyses for Situation Reports.  
  • Meeting Minutes – taking detailed meeting minutes in transcript style and compiling a list of action items for each internal BD team meeting.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Extensive experience in drafting and writing research papers.  
  • Ability to work remotely without constant, direct supervision.
  • Experience with Google Suite, especially Google Drive, Google Docs, Google Calendar, Gmail, Google Slides and Google Sheets.
  • Knowledge of and interest in the Middle East and Levant region (Lebanon, Palestine and/or Jordan) preferred.   

Education: Bachelor’s degree in communications, history, political science, English, or other  writing/research-intensive liberal arts degree. Current college juniors and seniors with strong writing and research skills will also be considered.

To Apply:

Please send resume, cover letter and writing sample to with "Business Development Internship" in subject line

Position Summary:

The Fundraising Intern will provide administrative support to the fundraising team at Anera (and support our Communication and BD team when need arises). The ideal candidate will have a strong connection to Anera's mission and be eager to learn more about the various facets of Anera's fundraising work. The intern must be detail-oriented, able to juggle competing priorities, and have strong writing and research skills. This position will offer opportunities to further interns' knowledge and experience in fundraising in a fast-paced office environment, while also allowing for opportunities to explore the greater development sector as a whole. Successful candidates should be available 30-hours a week with opportunity to work up to 35-hours a week and be authorized to work in the U.S. Interns will be paid $16.50/hour and are eligible for sick leave. 

Note- remote work eligible for the following states: D.C, VA, MD, NC, SC, GA, FL, MA, NY, MS, MN, TX, IL, IN, RI

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Identify potential sources of individual, foundation and corporate support
  • Provide creative solutions with the development of new and imaginative fundraising approaches 
  • Coordinate travel arrangements, conference calls and provide logistical support for donors
  • Prepare project reports for individual donors, compile, copy and mail documents to board members and donors
  • Regularly attend team and staff meetings and respond to donor inquiries
  • Utilize keen attention to detail when maintaining databases to record donor contacts and assist with donor and prospect research
  • Research, write/edit relevant reports on Anera programs for publication
  • Assist with preparation of proposals and project plans 
  • Assist with reports on Anera’s programs for publication 


  • Maintain a high level of professionalism in the workplace
  • Follow a consistent, regular working schedule of at least 28 hours per week
  • Complete projects and tasks in a timely manner by established deadlines
  • Meet weekly with direct manager and provide tasks and project updates

Qualifications/Skills: If you have a combination of some of these skills or other relevant experience, we welcome you to apply.

  • Be a junior or above in college, preference on writing and research-base majors (English, History, Political Science, or applicable major)
  • Research writing, and editing skills
  • Knowledge of Google Apps (Drive, Calendar, Docs, etc.)
  • Database experience a plus
  • Ability to use Powerpoint, Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator a plus

To Apply:

Please send resume, cover letter and writing sample to with "Fundraising Internship" in subject line.

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