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Change your Career, Change the World

Applications for our Fundraising Work Placement 2022 are closed. If you are interested in fundraising positions, check out our Fundraising Skills Profile to better understand this area in the Animal Advocacy Space. 

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Realise Your Potential in Animal Advocacy

Would you like to have a more meaningful job in an animal advocacy organisation? Can you imagine yourself helping organisations raise money so they can help more animals? Animal Advocacy Careers’ 2022 Fundraising Work Placement might be perfect for you!

Apply for a remote, paid work placement and immerse yourself in an effective animal advocacy organisation during the summer, doing part-time or full-time work.

We particularly encourage applications from people from less privileged backgrounds and from people of colour.


Realise your potential
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Boost Your Career and Start Helping Animals for a Living

AAC has partnered with some of the most effective animal advocacy organisations to help solve two of their biggest challenges: getting enough funding to increase their impact for animals, and identifying talented people who can help them to achieve this.


One central part of this solution is people who are highly motivated to do work that helps animals and have skills applicable to a fundraising position.


Is that you?

Why You Should Apply

You might be a great fit if you can be persuasive, whether that’s in face-to-face conversations or in writing. Additionally, you’ll need to have some, but not necessarily all, of the following:

  • Good “people skills” and “emotional intelligence.”

  • Familiarity with data, data analysis expertise, and an ability to make decisions based on evidence and testing.

  • Good writing skills.

  • The ability to tailor fundraising pitches to different donors.

  • A problem-solving mindset and focus on maximising positive impact.


You’ll need to be able to hit the ground running. This could be because ANY of the following are true:


  • You are generally smart and learn quickly.

  • You have experience that is applicable to fundraising. For example:

    • Marketing and communications

    • Sales

    • Campaigns

    • Event Management

    • Account Management

    • Recruitment

    • Consultancy

    • Direct fundraising experience (ideal, but not required)

  • Have relevant studies for this position, such as fundraising, marketing, or management studies.


Last but not least, you should have passion and high motivation to help animals!


This Program is For You If...

It is sometimes said that men tend to apply for jobs when they meet only some of the criteria, while women and other marginalised groups are less likely to apply if they are not a 100% match. If you are passionate about helping animals and think you have what it takes to be successful in this, please apply even if you don’t check all the boxes. We’d appreciate the opportunity to consider your application.

Among others, you could be matched with one of the following organisations:


Animal Advocacy Careers is an exceptional organisation and Lauren Mee is a superb leader. 


Through AAC's paid (by ACC) Fundraising Work Placement program, Lauren matched us with a very talented Development Consultant who helped enormously with our fundraising program, particularly through the year-end charitable crush so many nonprofits face. 


AAC and Lauren are providing a unique and much needed resource for the animal protection movement. And each time I'm asked for advice on starting or further developing a career in animal protection, I'm reminded of how fortunate we all are to be able to point to AAC as the place to start.   

— David Ebert, Co-Founder at Animal Defense Partnership

How the Program Works

You will be compensated at around $20 per hour throughout the process, including time spent on applications (if you make it past the initial applications screening) and learning (if you complete the courses). Note that these payments might be taxable in your country and you are responsible for reporting it to your tax authority.

A fundraiser’s role is to help maximise the donations received by a non-profit organisation, which might include a variety of tasks. Here are some example tasks you could be responsible for:


  • Researching potential donors and grant-makers. 

  • Tracking interactions with donors and new gifts.

  • Drafting communications with donors and grant proposals.

  • Drafting strategies for moving prospects to actually making donations or for increasing gift sizes from specific donors.

  • Organising or assisting with fundraising events.

  • Attending external VegFests, conferences, and other events, either for face-to-face fundraising or just as a representative of the organisation.

  • Logistical work coordinating specific campaigns or fundraising across the department.

  • Creating informative resources for donors, such as impact reports.

  • Analysing the organisation’s fundraising data.

  • Reviewing existing systems and providing suggestions for improvements.


Exactly which tasks you end up undertaking will ultimately be decided by you and your placement organisation, and could include more substantial and ambitious projects for more experienced applicants.

How You Will
Make a Difference

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Still not sure if this work placement is for you?
Read more about fundraising in our fundraising skills profile

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