Namati is looking for a Development Intern for summer 2015!

Summer Development Intern

About Us

In a world where billions of people live outside the protection of the law, Namati is dedicated to putting the law in people’s hands. We’re building a global movement of grassroots legal advocates who work with communities to advance justice. These advocates are fighting on the front lines to ensure that people can protect their land, access essential services, and take part in the decisions that govern their lives.

We draw on that grassroots experience to seek large-scale structural changes – we have already achieved policy changes that affect millions of people in multiple countries. And our ambitions don’t end at the national level – our global campaign for internationally agreed justice targets has been endorsed by 200 organizations and four former Heads of State.

As we move into our next phase of development we’re growing a global team of passionate, results-oriented, and big-hearted advocates. We are united by a common mission and a strong culture. And we have some hefty supporters, including an advisory board with leaders like Amartya Sen, Mo Ibrahim, Fazle Abed, and Madeleine Albright.

We’re just beginning. Please consider joining us.

For more information about Namati, please visit

About You

You’re a high-energy go-getter who is motivated and organized. You’re an undergraduate junior, senior or recent graduate (2014 or 2015) who has a demonstrated interest and passion for social justice, rule of law, human rights, and international development. You’re a self-directed problem solver, capable of identifying needs and taking productive action.

In addition to your detail-oriented mindset, you have shown in your academic and personal life that you can remain flexible and adaptive. You have strong analytical and communication skills.

About the Position

As the Summer Development Intern, you’ll research potential sources of funding for Namati. Using tools like the Foundation Center Online Database, Guidestar, and the annual reports of similarly situated NGOs, you’ll assess opportunities for funding Namati and each of its programs.

Your duties will include:

  • Understanding Namati’s core and program activities, to develop a broad and informed approach to research
  • Thoroughly reviewing and assessing foundations and current funding opportunities
  • Summarizing and organizing your research
  • Tracking timelines, alerting staff to relevant deadlines
  • Reaching out, where appropriate, to foundation staff via phone or email to introduce Namati and assess fit
  • Keeping in regular contact with Namati’s Development Specialist, COO and Operations Associate to apprise them of promising opportunities.

Location Washington, D.C.

Compensation This will be a paid position

To Apply

Please email your cover letter, CV (including your GPA), and available start date to . In your email, please identify where you saw the job posting.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

No phone calls, please. Namati is an Equal Opportunity Employer.