Reports to: Development Manager
Duration: Flexible, Minimum of 15 hours per week
Rate: Unpaid; College internship credit available
The New Children’s Museum is seeking for a Development Research Intern to support the Development Department in creating a more robust annual fund program. Excellent opportunity to be immersed in a dynamic non-profit environment and hone skills while learning about the development/fundraising field.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to research and call upon prospects, make welcome calls to newly registered participants, get quotes on logistical needs, help with mailings, assist with press and publicity, recruit day of event volunteers and other needs from the department. The internship runs from February 15th through May 15, 2013. This is a great position for someone interested in non-profit fundraising.
The Development Research Intern will be primarily responsible for supporting key aspects of the development plan at The New Children’s Museum. The intern will work closely with the Manager, Development to help strengthen program development, assist in the documentation and archival process, and provide overall departmental support. Specific responsibilities include:
- Research and organize sensitive materials, including donor files.
- Data entry (Raiser’s Edge experience is a great advantage).
- Assist with refreshing the department filing system.
- Assist with archiving and maintenance of department records.
- Additional duties as needed.
Qualifications & Requirements
- The Development Research Intern will be asked to sign a confidentiality agreement.
- Interest in fundraising and nonprofit management.
- Superior research, writing, editing and interviewing skills.
- Outstanding ability to categorize, organize and present research.
- Creative, enthusiastic, well organized and detail-oriented, able to balance multiple priorities simultaneously.
- Familiarity with Microsoft Word and Excel are required.
- Prior experience with fundraising events preferred.
- Access to a laptop computer.
- Minimum of 2 years college experience required.
The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an intern to successfully perform the essential functions of this internship. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this internship, the intern is regularly required to sit, talk, see and hear. The intern is required to stand, walk and lift or move up to 10-20 pounds. The intern must be able to verbally communicate in a concise manner.
The majority of work is performed in a museum environment with attendant noise level and requires observance of safe work practices, fire regulations, and avoidance of falls, trips, and similar office work hazards.
This is an unpaid internship that needs to be completed for school credit. If you do not need school credit please indicate it in your cover letter, as other volunteer opportunities may still be available. We will provide school credit and a letter of reference. To apply, please submit your resume and a thoughtful cover letter that clearly describes how your skills would be an asset for this position. Email both documents to firstname.lastname@example.org and reference “Development Research Intern” in the subject line.
Every application is carefully reviewed, but please note that due to the large number of applications received, only candidates whose backgrounds most closely complement the requirements of the position will be contacted directly. We are unable to respond to phone inquiries regarding the status of our recruiting process.
NO PHONE CALLS ACCEPTED PLEASE.