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Non-Profit Management Intern (Fall 2021)

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Zoo Atlanta

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Internships at Zoo Atlanta are designed to provide training and professional work experience that will help you achieve your academic and professional goals. Intern positions are unpaid and open to applicants enrolled in a degree-seeking program or who have recently graduated within two years from a college program in a field relevant to the internship being applied for.

  • PLEASE APPLY FOR THIS INTERNSHIP ONLINE AT: https://zooatlanta.org/internship

Fall Term:

  • Applications due Friday, June 18
  • Determination letters sent by Friday, July 16
  • Term: August 30 - December 20

Non-Profit Management Intern

  • PLEASE APPLY FOR THIS INTERNSHIP ONLINE AT: https://zooatlanta.org/internship

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: This is an unpaid position intended to provide training and professional experience to students or other appropriate individuals whose career intent includes fundraising, donor stewardship, grant writing, administrative support and other institutional advancement duties. This internship will provide practical entry-level experience by working directly with the Prospect Research & Donor Relations Manager and the entire Advancement team to provide support for day to day administration as well as special projects and events.

* Create and maintain Prospect files, ensuring all required data is entered in the database
* Prepare for and assist with donor and prospect cultivation events
* Assist with setting up and management of donor and prospect meetings and activities
* Assist with correspondence, including giving appeals and acknowledgements
* Assist with maintaining contact report and records
* Assist with recording and management of requests for funding
* Assist with foundation, corporate and individual philanthropic research
* Specific duties may include using online search tools and resources
* Assist, as appropriate, execution of special events and departmental activities
* Other projects as assigned

* Gain professional hands-on experience in fundraising and prospect management at a world-class nonprofit/zoological facility
* Support the Advancement Department by assisting with creating histories of proposals, moves, and donations to the capitol campaign, prospect and donor events, stewardship
* Enhance the productivity and efficiency of the Advancement/Development Department
* Provide excellent service to Zoo Atlanta’s donors and guests
* The chance to further develop professional skills and explore potential careers within zoos
* Gain experience with prospect research, donor relations & stewardship and fundraising events
* The chance to network professionally within one of the world’s most respected zoological and conservation organizations
* A chance to join Zoo Atlanta in its mission of wildlife conservation, education and industry leading research

  • PLEASE APPLY FOR THIS INTERNSHIP ONLINE AT: https://zooatlanta.org/internship

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About Zoo Atlanta


800 Cherokee Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30315, US

Mission Statement

We save animals and their habitats through conservation, research, education and engaging experiences. Our efforts connect people to animals and inspire conservation action.


Zoo Atlanta is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to saving wildlife and their habitats. We dedicate our resources to conservation, research, education and engaging experiences to help connect people to animals and inspire conservation action. Learn more about us on our website: https://zooatlanta.org/

Education & Literacy


Mon Aug 30, 2021 - Sun Nov 28, 2021


Zoo Atlanta800 Cherokee Ave SEAtlanta, GA 30315



  • Business Development & Sales Management
  • Customer Acquisition
  • Donor Management
  • Fundraising
  • Grant Writing / Research
  • Community Outreach




  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • • Available to intern a minimum of 10 weeks (scheduling can be flexible according to academic schedule and individual needs) • Available to commit a minimum of 20 hours per week

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