Paid Advancement Internship with the Society for Science & the Public
Society for Science & the Public seeks a dynamic and self-motivated Advancement Intern to work with a vibrant advancement team – encompassing annual giving, corporate and foundation relations, major gifts, and development operations – to help us communicate with alumni and donors, streamline internal processes, plan our approach to corporations and major foundations, and report to donors on the impact of their giving.
The internship will be a key part of a fast-paced office of seasoned development professionals, advancing an organization that excels in cutting-edge science journalism and science competition experiences for middle school and high school students around the world.
Interns must be current undergraduate or graduate students. Preference is given to students who are considering careers at educational institutions or non-profits and/or have an interest in fundraising, membership, institutional giving, alumni relations, communications, advancement, or audience development.
This intern will work 15-35 hours per week at the Society’s Washington, D.C. offices near Dupont Circle and will be paid a rate of $15 per hour. Start date is negotiable. Applicants planning to receive course credit for this internship should provide any necessary information regarding requirements to the Society.
Possible duties include:
Perform substantive, comprehensive research projects
Assist with identifying potential major gift or institutional giving prospects via online research and writing brief memos
Perform data entry and analysis using Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge
Assist with data integrity of major gift portfolios
Identify potential sponsors for Science News in High Schools program
Build logistics and templates for direct marketing plan
Assist with year-round fundraising campaigns
Analyze and organize department shared files to maximize efficiency and improve usage
Proofread various materials including donor letters, proposals, sponsorship documents,etc.