The Kennedy Center

CFR Intern
Corporate and Foundation Relations (CFR)

Description of Placement Department

The Office of Development is responsible for managing all contributed revenue for the Kennedy Center, National Symphony Orchestra, and Washington National Opera. The Corporate and Foundation Relations team raises approximately $20 million annually from corporations, foundations, and government agencies. We are looking for highly-motivated individuals who are detail-oriented, proactive, and have exceptional interpersonal skills. Learning Objectives:

  1. Donor Cycle Familiarity: Interns will gain an understanding of the fundraising cycle from prospect research, solicitation, and donor stewardship. Interns will observe and contribute to donor communications.
  2. Collaborative Teamwork: Interns will gain significant experience working alongside colleagues on a variety of projects across teams.
  3. Project Management: Interns will learn to manage multiple projects at varying stages from start to completion while developing their organization and time management skills.

Placement Project Descriptions

The CFR intern will contribute to the following projects during their internship experience:

Project A: Research The CFR Intern will contribute to fundraising efforts by researching prospective donors, writing informational briefings, and creating and updating records in constituent databases.

Project B: Program Tracking The CFR intern will assist with tracking relevant information for grant proposals and reports, including attendance, demographic information, and artist information. Interns will also attend meetings between Development and programming staff.

Project C: Solicitations and Acknowledgements The CFR intern will assist with drafting and preparing solicitations, grants, acknowledgements, and other donor communications.

Key Dates

Fall 2018 Term

Application Available: May 1-July 15, 2018

Term Dates: September 10-December 14, 2018

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Spring 2019 Term

Application Available: August 1-November 2, 2018

Term Dates: January 21-May 3, 2019