Intern will be trained to provide research support to the Annual Giving fundraising unit within the Children’s Hospital Foundation.  The Annual Giving team is comprised of a director, senior associate director for leadership giving, two associate directors for leadership giving, and development assistant.  The team has a goal of raising unrestricted funds to support the Children’s National Health System.  The Intern will gain experience in the following:

1.       Development and execution for events;

2.      Clerical/administrative support for professional fundraisers;

3.       Assisting with assigned research for new fundraising initiatives and projects; and

4.      Support for donor correspondence including stewardship packages, newsletters, and small mail campaigns.

The successful candidate must be comfortable working independently and asking questions in order to proactively manage the daily tasks assigned by Fundraisers.  At the completion of the internship, the intern will make a presentation to the Annual Giving team and report out on their projects and initiatives.

Education/Mentoring: Intern will learn about Children’s Hospital Foundation office culture, reporting to supervisor, keeping office hours, and learning office policies and procedures. Intern will gain valuable industry experience related to in office support systems such as the life cycle of a project, mailings and develop presentation skills. In addition, intern will learn about donor interactions and event logistics.

Qualifications:  Candidate must show evidence of good writing skills and have proficiency in Word, Excel and Microsoft Outlook. In addition, experience in PowerPoint and Photoshop, is a plus. Desire to work and grow in this profession is recommended.  No supervisory experience required.

Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:  Candidate must have strong writing, analytical, communication and interpersonal skills. Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint is needed.  A willingness to conduct research is required.  Candidate must be detail-oriented, able to work independently and be able to collaborate with others. Candidate should demonstrate flexibility, conscientiousness, and be an enthusiastic team player.  The ability to produce prompt and effective results is required.

Please submit a resume and cover letter to apply.

Position type: Summer (with possibility to continue into Fall)

Hours Per Week: 15

Tagged as: Development & Fundraising