The Kennedy Center

Development Intern, NSO

Department description

The Development Office is responsible for managing the acquisition, renewal, and maintenance of all contributed income streams for the Kennedy Center, National Symphony Orchestra (NSO), and Washington National Opera (WNO). The intern will work closely with both individual and institutional giving teams in support of NSO fundraising goals. We are looking for highly motivated individuals who are detail-oriented, proactive, and have exceptional interpersonal skills.

Project description

Donor Prospecting and Research: Intern will collect, research, analyze, and present information on current and prospective individual, corporate, foundation, and government donors and gain experience using industry-standard tools associated with prospect identification and donor records maintenance.

Special Event Support: Intern will participate in and assist with event planning for NSO events, including the NSO Season Opening. Responsibilities will range from preparation to execution, with tasks to potentially include copy writing, editing, RSVP gathering, and staffing of event.

Donor Communication: Intern will develop written content ranging from acknowledgement letters to internal and external reports, adjusting tone and content of writing based on the intent of each piece. Type of communication will depend on intern's displayed competencies and declared interests.

Key Dates

Summer 2018 Term

Application Available: December 18 - March 16, 2017

Term Dates: June 4 - August 17, 2018

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Fall 2018 Term

Application Available: March 30 - July 13, 2017