The Development Intern will work to grow and expand the fundraising efforts for the school. The position will offer a great opportunity to gain experience in donor management, researching prospects, and project management.
The Development Intern’s role will work closely with our Head of School, Director of Education/
Admissions and our Board Development Committee. Work will be assigned and supervised by the Head of School. Assignments are expected to be carried out under limited supervision within the office or remotely, therefore candidates must have sound judgment, time management skills, and internal motivation. An ideal candidate will want to gain experience in non-profit education fundraising, events and/or development.
- Donor management using a CRM platform
- Conduct research on potential donors, strategic partners, foundations
- Support the screening and cultivation of prospective donors
- Prepare reports and presentations
- Draft correspondence, reports, proposals, grants, donor appeals and campaigns
- Design materials for print, website and social media
- Support marketing campaigns by capturing photographs and videos
- Assist with mailings, email campaigns, correspondence, filing, and special projects as needed
- Send thank you notes, receipts and other donor notes
- Strong verbal and written communication skills
- Organized and detail-oriented; can be counted on to produce high-quality work
- Ability to multi-task, prioritize and work independently
- Database management experience preferred
- Strong research skills
- Proven project management skills work an initiative from start to finish.
- Self-starter who takes initiative, critical thinker who can solve problems self-sufficiently, but
- takes direction well
- Professional and capable of interacting on all levels including high level donors
- Must be technically savvy, proficient in Microsoft Office, Outlook, Word, Excel, Powerpoint
- Interested in the non-profit sector, specifically fundraising
- Currently enrolled Collegiate undergraduate (junior/senior preferred), graduate student or recent graduate in marketing, communications, non-profit management
- Prior work and/or intern experience a plus
- Work a minimum of 10 hours and maximum of 20 hours a week.
- Competitive compensation based on experience