CASE Graduate Trainee Programme - Asia-Pacific
The CASE Graduate Trainee Programme is a fantastic opportunity for high-calibre graduates and postgraduates seeking a career in advancement within higher education, schools, and not-for-profit sectors.
By virtue of funds donated worldwide, millions of underprivileged youths are provided access to tertiary education and groundbreaking research work is initiated in a diverse range of areas.
The CASE Graduate Trainee Programme (GTP) is an exciting way to launch your career in advancement providing you with an opportunity to advance education to transform lives and society. This prestigious fully-paid year long programme will begin in March 2022.
We are pleased to announce that we will be introducing the programme in Singapore for the 2022 cohort.
If you are a highly motivated graduate, early or mid-career professional, we invite you to enter the exciting world of advancement!
What does the traineeship include?
Trainees will be employed by a host institution on a 50-week contract. They will work in various areas of an institution's development office, gaining experience and developing core skills in:
- Alumni relations
- Prospect management
- Annual and regular giving
- Fundraising campaigns
- Major gifts
- Events and partnerships.
The breadth of the experience provides trainees with a well rounded view of advancement in higher education and the role it plays in supporting the institution, current students, and potential students. A mentor and career coach will be assigned to the group of trainees, along with networking opportunities.
As part of their professional development, trainees will participate in:
- CASE induction programme
- Asia-Pacific Institute in Educational Fundraising (APIEF)
- Asia-Pacific Advancement Conference (APAC)
- Road Map to Advancement
- Engagement with GTP alumni
- Global calls with CASE President and CEO Sue Cunningham, and trainees in the U.S./Canada and Europe programmes.
Trainees will also spend one month at another co-host organisation as part of their secondment. This month-long secondment will enhance the learning process through opportunities given to apply learning at another organisation with an emerging development function.
- October 2021 - Trainee applications open
- January 2022 - Trainee applications close
- February 2022 - Interviews; Offers and Contracts
- March 2022 - Programme commences
The programme refined my passion for advocacy through ample opportunities to meet international leaders in advancement and to practice creative problem-solving skills.
It is such a unique programme that allows you to constantly explore numerous personal development opportunities.
Without a doubt, the networks we have made in this unique programme will be extremely useful throughout our careers.
This experience is what you make of it. In an expanding field like this, this opportunity can set you up for an amazing career.
How can I support the Graduate Trainee Programme?
If you are a university and are interested in becoming a host or co-host institution, you can find more details here.