Development and Community Relations Internship (Unpaid)

Under the direction of the Senior Development Officer, the intern will gain valuable knowledge and experience learning the major responsibilities of the Development Department and fundraising, including grant writing, membership management, major gifts, events, and corporate sponsorship.

Length: Approximately 12 – 20 weeks

Terms: Fall, Spring, and Summer

Education: College Sophomore to Graduate Level

Area of Study: Public/Arts Administration, English, Business, Art History, Communications

Time Commitment: 10-20 hours per week during Museum Office Hours (M-F 9-5) and occasional after hours / weekend events


  • Support the Department as a whole in the fundraising process, working with individual members on various fundraising and stewardship tasks
  • Support the Grant Officer in prospecting, researching, and drafting grant proposals
  • Gain insight and assist with Membership renewals and acknowledgements
  • Assist in creation of sponsorship packets and materials for donor meetings
  • Attend and help with Development and donor cultivation events as needed
  • Work in donor database, learning and adhering to best practices
  • Complete other development-related administrative tasks such as filing, organizing mailings and proposals, and general admin as needed


  • Interest in development and fundraising
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
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