Development Office Paid Internship
Development Officer Internship Program - Paid
The internship will be housed with the Wilson Center’s Development Office. The Development Office is tasked with organization wide stakeholder management, business development efforts and key private and public event management. The Development Officer will perform a wide range of tasks including drafting pitch and marketing materials, assisting with fundraising, database management, drafting outreach and target list as well as attending and staffing high-level engagements with existing donors and key stakeholders.
Application Parameters: All applications must be submitted to email@example.com
Application Materials: To be considered for the role please submit a resume, and brief one page essay outlining one timely major geopolitical, foreign policy or business-related issue that you consider critical, or one that is currently being discussed by the Wilson Center.
Expected start date: October 10, 2023
Up to 35 hours a week, part time options available on a case-by-case basis
This position will be compensated at $17.45/hour*
After submitting application materials, selected candidates will be screened through an initial phone call. Afterwards, selected candidates will be selected for a second round of interviews. Finally selected candidates will be asked to complete a basic task such as creating a prospecting list, or draft pitch materials. The process will span approximately two weeks.
Conduct industry research relating to fundraising projects as well as programmatic focus
Drafting pitch materials including meeting briefs, event notes and solicitation materials
Creating target and outreach lists that will be used for pitch meetings
Drafting proposals based on fundraising projects
Identify potential partnerships for the Wilson Center to explore
Perform ad-hoc administrative duties
Track event attendance
Recent graduates (in the last calendar year), graduate students, seniors graduating in summer of 2024, or Juniors with expected graduation of summer 2025
Ability to attend in person events in Washington DC preferred
Intermediate Microsoft Office skills
Business or Foreign Studies majors encouraged to apply, other majors welcome to apply
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast paced environment on a variety of tasks
Ability to meet deadlines
*$17.45/hour for in person interns, compensation varies on location for remote interns