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Administrative and Development Internship

Reports to: Development Coordinator
Pay Category: Unpaid
Other compensation: Occasional food and travel
Required Hours: 15-20 hours per week (2-3 days per week)

Overview of responsibilities:

  • Provide support to the Development Coordinator
  • Assist with entering donations and membership fees into donor database and prepare donor tax letters/membership materials
  • Carry out administrative tasks related to development initiatives including event mailings, annual fund letters, donor acknowledgement letters, and more
  • Identify new funding opportunities and gather materials needed for grant applications
  • Assist with special projects as assigned
  • Provide general support to the Development Manager
  • Assist with occasional special fundraising evening events as needed (typically once a month)
  • Interact with staff, board members, volunteers, interns, donors, curators, artists, lenders, vendors, museum visitors, and other constituents through written and verbal communication on a regular basis

Desired skills and qualifications:

  • Previous grant writing, fundraising, or development internship/volunteer experience preferred
  • PC skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Programs (Excel, Word)
  • Experience using donor management software helpful
  • Strong writing and editing skills
  • Detail-oriented
  • High level of professionalism

To apply for this internship, please send your cover letter, resume, one letter of recommendation, and a writing sample (500 words or more) to