Operations Intern

Employer Combat Blindness International
Location Remote
Type Internship
Apply by Not specified
More details https://www.combatblindness.org
Posted on November 21, 2022


Position Title: Operations Intern
Employee Classification: Part-Time (5-10 Hours/Week) – Nonexempt

Internship Length: 6 months-1 year (flexible in-person and remote)
Reports To: Executive Director/Operations Manager

Please submit resume and cover letter to rchandrarajpal@combatblindness.org

Combat Blindness International (CBI)

Combat Blindness International’s mission is to eliminate preventable blindness worldwide by providing sustainable, equitable solutions for sight through partnerships and innovation.

CBl has worked in 17 countries and on 4 continents to screen more than 2.7 million men, women and children and support over 385,000 free cataracts surgeries. We also support the training of mid-level ophthalmic technicians and nurses, the building of rural eye care surgical centers and provide consumables and equipment to our partners all over the world. From a sliding scale model to provide free cataract surgeries to the support of an interocular lens and suture factories, CBI has been on the forefront of using innovation and technology to address the issue of equitable eye care. This is all to care for those who need it most: those without access to care or resources.

Position Summary

The Operations Intern will learn and help run the day-to-day operations of Combat Blindness International, including general administration, donation processing, fundraising events, project management, and financial reporting. Success in this internship will enable the organization to take crucial steps towards restoring sight to the underserved in the developing world.


  • Learn nonprofit operational procedures and suggest solutions to increase effectiveness
  • Assist with processing donations and sending out donor thank you letters
  • Learn how to maintain a donor management database (CRM) and generate reports
  • Participate in CBI’s project proposal process, helping to screen potential projects for legitimacy/fit
  • Help review CBI’s impact data and record project numbers
  • Learn about yearly audit process and assist with audit preparations
  • Participate in event planning for World Sight Day fundraiser, including silent auction procurement, stewardship, and event setup
  • Other duties as appropriate


  • Enrolled in an accredited college or university with major course work in non-profit administration and operations and/or considerable interest in not-for-profit work, global health, or any equivalent combination of interest and experience
  • Knowledge of or interest in the principals and techniques of not-for-profit administrative and operations work
  • High communication and organizational skills
  • Collaborative nature with team-player mentality
  • Experience with PowerPoint, Word, and Excel


  • Hands-on experience with non-profit operations, fundraising, and project management
  • Shadowing, mentoring, and training opportunities with nonprofit professionals
  • Opportunity to participate in networking events and company meetings
  • Flexible schedule for students

• Compensation is available