The Kennedy Center

Individual and Planned Giving Intern

Department description

The Development Office is responsible for managing the acquisition, renewal, and maintenance of all contributed incomes for the Kennedy Center, National Symphony Orchestra, and Washington National Opera. We are looking for highly motivated individuals who are detail-oriented, self-motivated, proactive, and have exceptional interpersonal skills. The Individual and Planned Giving team is responsible for the stewardship of the Kennedy Center's Circles Campaign (mid-level giving), the Major Gifts and Trustees Campaigns, and the Planned Giving Campaign (estate and legacy giving). The Individual and Planned Giving Intern will gain an understanding of the fundraising cycle, observing the full process from prospecting to donor stewardship. The intern will learn the specifics of different fundraising strategies for mid-level donors to major donors, and gain experience facilitating the requests of legacy donors with bequests, estate plans, and endowment gifts dedicated to the Kennedy Center.

Project description

Circles Campaign:Assist with the day-to-day logistics of the Circles (mid-level giving) campaign, including database maintenance, acknowledgement of gifts, and preparation of collateral materials. Additionally, assist in the preparation and logistics of both small- and large-scale events onsite, such as Circles Board meetings, cocktail receptions, and cast parties.

Major Gifts/Trustees Campaigns: Assist with prospect research and identification, including extensive analysis of high-level philanthropists, drafting of written correspondence from multiple voices within the institution, and the preparation of collateral materials for internal and external meetings with key stakeholders.

Planned Giving: Conduct research by working with Tessitura and online databases to develop research briefings and strategies for engaging legacy donors, while contributing to the creation and production of marketing materials and legacy donor correspondence.

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