The Kennedy Center

Individual and Planned Giving Intern

Department description

The Development Office manages the acquisition, renewal, and maintenance of all contributed income for the Kennedy Center, NSO, and WNO. We are looking for highly motivated individuals who are detail-oriented, self-motivated, and have exceptional interpersonal skills. The Individual and Planned Giving team stewards the Kennedy Center's Circles Campaign (mid-level giving), the Major Gifts/Trustees Campaigns, the Planned Giving Campaign (estate and legacy giving), and a Capital Campaign in support of the Center's first-ever physical expansion, known as the REACH. 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 to the Kennedy Center. 

Project description

Circles Campaign: Assist with daily logistics of the Circles (mid-level giving) campaign, including database maintenance, gift acknowledgement, and preparation of collateral materials. Preparation of logistics for 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, including extensive analysis of high-level philanthropists, drafting of written correspondence from multiple voices within the institution, and the preparation of collateral materials for meetings with key stakeholders.
Planned Giving: Conduct research by working with Tessitura and online databases to contribute to briefings and strategies for engaging legacy donors, while also contributing to the creation and production of marketing materials and legacy donor correspondence.
Capital Campaign: Assist with prospect research, as well as other general tasks, in preparation of the fall 2019 opening of the REACH. 

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