Development Intern - Winter/Spring 2017 (Gardner Museum)


Cause Areas


Mon Jan 09, 2017 - Mon May 15, 2017


25 Evans WayBoston, MA 02115


Position Title: Development Intern - Winter/Spring 2017

Department: Development

Reports to: Director of Prospect Management, Stewardship, and Development Operations and Research Analyst

Type of Position: Unpaid internship, part-time

Scope of Position:

The Development Intern will gain insight into the inner workings of a busy, successful museum development office. This internship is an ideal opportunity to learn The Raiser's Edge, the top development database used among non-profit organizations, as well as familiarize oneself with electronic recordkeeping processes. The intern will receive database training and an entry-level understanding of prospect management and research. Additionally, s/he will provide assistance in all aspects of Institutional and Individual Giving.


  • Create and maintain database donor records
  • Enhance donor records through proactive research and data entry
  • Index and upload key development correspondence
  • Assist at museum special events, when needed
  • Assist with special event invitations, solicitations, and fulfillment mailings
  • Other administrative duties as assigned


  • Interest and enthusiasm to learn about Development
  • Ability to handle confidential material with discretion
  • Proficiency with Raiser's Edge software or other database software preferred
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Able to participate as part of a creative and energetic development team
  • Able to commit to a regular work schedule
  • Able to multitask and work independently on projects
  • Sense of humor and flexibility are essential

To Apply:


  • Donor Management
  • Fundraising
  • Grant Writing / Research
  • Arts Administration
  • Market Research / Analysis

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Part time (20-25 hours per week - flexible)
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