MAG America Assistantship Program – Mines Advisory Group – Washington, DC

MAG America Assistantship Program

MAG America Humanitarian Mine Action Assistantship Program

Location: Washington, D.C.


Organization Overview

Mines Advisory Group (MAG) is an international organization that saves lives and builds futures through the removal and destruction of landmines, unexploded ordnance, and other weapons remaining after conflict. Since 1989, MAG has worked in over 35 countries and was co-recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1997. MAG’s work paves the way for development by clearing land and thereby opening the way for development of agriculture, schools, hospitals, infrastructure, businesses and communities.  MAG America is a 501(c)3 organization that raises funds for this life-saving work.

Program Overview

The MAG America Assistantship Program provides a hands-on introduction to humanitarian mine action with a global non-governmental organization that is a leader in the field.  Working with a small Washington-based staff, assistants play an integral part in the day-to-day operations of a non-profit organization that is delivering programs around the world. 

The Assistantship Program will select four dedicated individuals to gain experience and exposure to the inner-workings of a small international non-profit organization and MAG’s international work and programs and practical work experience in specific areas of the organization’s operations: grants management, communications, fundraising, administration, research, and more.

Each Program Assistant receives a stipend $1,200 per month, as well as transportation, holiday and vacation benefits. The duration of the program is 12 months, from September 2014 through August 2015. Applications will be accepted through July 31st.

The four available Assistantships are:

Grants Management and Administration

Assist the Grants Coordinator in the day-to-day management and administration of US government grants. Take an active role in budget management, proposal development and engagement with international counterparts.

Development and Fundraising

Take an active role in fundraising through the processing of donations in Raiser’s Edge, communicating with donors, and researching prospective donors. Assist in developing organizational development strategy and implementing fundraising appeals, database management and special events.

Marketing and Communications

Assist in building awareness of mine action and MAG America within the American public through the Internet and social media. Work closely with MAG America and international staff to compile intriguing content for the MAG America website, Facebook page and promotional materials. In addition to the online strategy, assist with other communications, including newsletter development and distribution, supporter communications, mailings and special events.

Organizational and Administrative

Provide day-to-day support to the Executive Director in his responsibilities in fundraising and administration of the organization. Assist in the preparation of board meetings and planning of special events.

How to Apply

Please send resume, cover letter and writing sample to Please note in the subject line in which position(s) you are most interested.

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