Apply now for: Summer 2013
Time commitment: Approximately 8-12 Hours Per Week (Monday - Friday)
***The application requirements for this position is different than some of our other positions. For the Development Internship, please submit a cover letter, resume, and 2 references. Other materials may be required.***
The New England Aquarium’s Development Department manages gifts from individuals, corporations and foundations, as well as individual and corporate memberships, to support operations and programs throughout the Aquarium. The Development Internship is an excellent opportunity for applicants interested in gaining experience in fundraising in a nonprofit or museum setting, and learning how a nonprofit supports itself.
Responsibilities: Support various subdivisions of Development: Membership, Foundation and Government Relations, Individual Giving, Corporation Relations and Donor Relations. Coordinate membership fulfillment and other mailings. Update fundraising database (Raiser’s Edge) and other information-tracking documents. Gather and compile statistical updates from program staff throughout the Aquarium. Perform online research on funding prospects. Help prepare for and facilitate special events. Help organize files (both electronic and hard files). Various other office related tasks, as assigned.
There may also be opportunities for special projects as time and needs allow.
Qualifications: Must be highly attentive to details and an independent self-starter. Familiarity with Microsoft Office programs necessary. Must have confidence interacting with all levels of staff and donors. Because the Development Intern may interact with sensitive personal information, a high level of professionalism and discretion are a must.
*Note: This position is not available for the January term