The Kennedy Center

Development Intern, NSO

Department description

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

Project description

Interns will gain an understanding of the fundraising cycle, observing the full process from prospecting to donor stewardship. Interns will become familiar with donor communication and liaising through observation and participation.

Interns will gain experience interacting with and working alongside colleagues on tasks for their respective teams, as well as aiding with collaborative work as it relates to the Development office and the Kennedy Center as a whole.

Interns will improve their writing skills in the context of donor communication, developing an understanding of tone and content based on the specific needs of a fundraising office.

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. 

Key Dates

Summer 2019 Term

Applications Due: March 17, 2019

Term Dates: June 3-August 16, 2019

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Spring 2019 Term

Application closed November 11, 2018

Term Dates: January 22-May 3, 2019

Fall 2018 Term

Term Dates: September 10-December 14, 2018