Corporate Partnerships Intern

Employment type: Part Time, Internship
Based in: Remote
Ideal Start Date: October 15th, 2020


Launched in October 2018, VOW to End Child Marriage is an innovative new social change initiative that puts the power of the global wedding industry behind the worldwide movement to end child marriage. Every year, 12 million girls are married before the age of 18; some as young as 8 or 9. VOW believes that every girl has the right to a safe and healthy future, including the right to choose if, when and whom to marry.

VOW invites engaged couples, their guests and the wider public to make a difference for girls across the world. At the heart of our approach are partnerships with iconic wedding brands – including Crate and Barrel, The Knot, The Peninsula Hotels and others – that are engaging their customers in funding efforts to end child marriage. The idea is simple: When a couple says ‘I DO,’ we can all help girls at risk of child marriage to say ‘I DON’T’.

VOW, headquartered in New York City, is seeking a virtual, Corporate Partnerships intern looking to gain valuable experience and better understand the role of Corporate Partnerships within a nonprofit organization. The Corporate Partnerships intern will have the unique opportunity to make sizable contributions in building and creating a portfolio of top brands that will be pivotal in expanding the growth and impact of the organization, and helping to ensure that girls everywhere have a voice and a choice in their future.


  • Participate in building and expanding the brands and partnerships portfolio aimed at supporting girls’ rights and gender equality.
  • Identify, research and vet brands – identify what brand partnerships would help take VOW to the next level, while also doing sufficient research to understand the potential partner’s ethos and solvable. What brands have alignment with girls’ equality, VOW’s mission to end child marriage and/or the wedding industry? What partnerships would be exciting and compelling and help push VOW’s mission forward?
  • Relationship Cultivating – identify the best contacts to reach out to and draft or outline captivating emails that speak the language of the brand (What do they care about? Have they been in the news recently for the great work they’re doing? Why would they make a great VOW partner?)
  • Strategic Planning – work with the Corporate Partnerships and Development Lead and the Communications & Marketing Lead to develop a strategic plan for global expansion. Brainstorm and collaborate on the best tactics to scale, generate revenue and explore the most effective ways to execute proposed plan(s).
  • Design Support – assist in creation of pitch and campaign materials to support gender equality and girls’ rights.
  • Weekly insights – Providing VOW staff with weekly email insights, trends and takeaways around child marriage and girls’ rights
  • Partnership Project – Ongoing project throughout internship that showcases work
  • Organizational needs – Collaborate and support other departments as needed (and time permitting).


  • Must be a current student enrolled in a College or University degree program.
  • You are highly-organized with excellent interpersonal skills.
  • You are self-motivated, a team player, enthusiastic about VOW’s impactful work, and embrace and believe in VOW’s mission.
  • You are eager to be part of a team that is growing from a startup to a global philanthropic initiative.
  • You enjoy working in fast-paced, ambitious environments.
  • You are digitally savvy and follow social media trends.
  • You enjoy thinking strategically and exploring new, innovative ideas to further partnerships
  • You have exceptional judgment and emotional intelligence. You’re a careful listener and can read the room. You demonstrate personal integrity and dedication.
  • Interest in nonprofit, communications, wedding industry and/or girls empowerment preferred.
  • You are passionate about gender equality and girls’ rights.
  • You are comfortable working in Google Drive (docs, slides, sheets, gmail, meet) and Slack.
  • Interest in nonprofit, communications, wedding industry and/or girls empowerment preferred.
  • Experience of digital projects or digital design is a plus.
  • Must have access to a personal computer.


  • Must be used towards college credit
  • This is an unpaid internship
  • Part-time: 2-3 days per week, with a total of 10-20 hours per week
  • Length of internship: 1 semester (2 quarters)
  • Ideal start date: October 15, 2020


To apply, submit your resume along with a short statement that includes why you’re interested in interning at VOW, specifically within the partnerships team. Send your application by October 1st, 2020 to with the subject line “VOW Corporate Partnerships Internship.” Please provide two references that VOW can consult after the interview. No references will be contacted without you first being notified.

VOW to End Child Marriage is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.

Due to the high volume of applications received, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.