Fundraising: Fundraising interns wanted for polar challenge

Helen Barrett

A new organisation that aims to bring charities and politicians together is seeking fundraising interns to help develop corporate partnerships.

The Westminster Challenge, which was launched in July, aims to run two cross-party MP charity challenges during each Parliament (Third Sector, 16 August).

In February it will send a group of five MPs - including Ed Vaizey, Conservative MP for Wantage, Nick Clegg, Liberal Democrat MP for Sheffield Hallam, and Emily Thornberry, Labour MP for Islington South and Finsbury - across the Arctic Circle in husky dog sleds to raise money for Crimestoppers, Cancer Research UK and the Children's Society.

The organisation is looking for fundraising interns to attract corporate sponsors for each of the trip's five sleds and to advise participating MPs on developing their corporate fundraising relationships.

"We are looking for graduates interested in careers in fundraising to help us develop national corporate links," said Richard Stephenson, the organisation's founder and chairman.

"This is an opportunity to work on corporate, political and media relationships. We are looking for enthusiastic people who can see the full potential of the Westminster Challenge."

- To apply, email

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