CCS Fundraising Summer Internship

Consulting Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


CCS Fundraising Summer Associate
Location: Philadelphia or Pittsburgh
Department: Regional Team
Reports To: Senior Leadership Team
Type: 10 Weeks June – August
Min. Experience: Earning a graduate degree
*Cover letter is required. Please submit a cover letter to be considered*
*Must be local to the area or willing to relocate for the entirety of the internship*
CCS Fundraising is an international strategic fundraising firm that partners with nonprofits for transformational change. For over 75 years, CCS has empowered many of the world’s greatest organizations across sectors to advance some of the most important causes in history. We plan, manage, and implement programs and initiatives that achieve fundraising goals and mission impact. CCS provides tailored support to more than 700 nonprofit organizations annually. Headquartered in New York, the firm has over 500 professionals and 18 offices around the world. Our people are our greatest strength. At CCS, you will join a diverse team of smart, passionate, and resourceful professionals who are driven by purpose and committed to performance. 
Summer Associate Overview
The ten-week internship program is designed to expose MBA and Master’s students to different types of CCS projects through a rotational program with one to three clients. It is designed to offer a robust learning experience for individuals interested in impacting the nonprofit sector through a career in philanthropy and fundraising. Associates will have the opportunity to participate in the ongoing development efforts of a CCS client, work on projects to further fundraising initiatives, and/or support business development operations. Summer associates will be directly supervised by a CCS consultant and will be in regular communication with CCS Executives. At the end of the program, each intern will present on key learnings to CCS Executives and team members.
Based upon performance, each associate also will be considered for a full-time employment offer.
Who You Are 
Outstanding candidates bring a diverse background, an interest in philanthropy, and ambition to succeed in a rewarding career. The ideal candidate is a highly self-motivated and passionate individual who possesses fundraising experience or transferable skills in consulting, communications, marketing, and strategic planning.
We are looking for a dedicated professional who can:
  • Apply critical and strategic thinking to quickly identify the crux of a problem, question, or issue
  • Communicate clearly, concisely, and logically both verbally and in writing and is comfortable articulating strategies with a variety of audiences
  • Adopt an approach to any given situation and remain open-minded to new ideas
  • Thrive in a mission-oriented environment and is motivated by the idea of working across philanthropic sectors
Qualifications include:
  • Current enrollment in an MBA or Master program
  • Excellent quantitative analytical skills
  • Keen business sense demonstrated in either a professional or academic environment
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively with all levels of staff, volunteers, donors, and prospective donors
  • Outstanding organizational skills and ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Great storytelling skills and strong public speaking skills
  • Philanthropic values and a commitment to service
  • Strong work ethic, enthusiasm, and confidence
  • Professional demeanor
  • Microsoft Office proficiency
Projects may include:
  • Developing work plans and materials for campaign planning studies and development assessments
  • Conducting analysis of our clients through review of fundraising performance and interviews with organization's executives, volunteer leaders, and donors
  • Preparing fundraising campaign materials, including strategic plans, operating materials, case statements, and major gift proposals
  • Conducting in-depth prospect research
  • Writing and delivering high-impact presentations and materials
CCS offers competitive benefits, a dynamic training program, resources, career advancement, mentoring, and networking opportunities. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourage a diverse pool of candidates to apply.
How To Apply
Please visit the CCS Careers website at  Click on “Explore Job Openings,” then select the opening for “Summer Associate – Greater Philadelphia Region.”  At the bottom of the job description, click “Apply Now” to submit your application.  Please indicate that you are applying for the “Summer Associate – Greater Philadelphia Region” role in your cover letter.