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Development Intern

The Society for Science & the Public Development internship is intended for people planning careers at non-profits with an interest in fundraising and is offered three times a year for at least a three-month stay within the following periods: spring (January to April), summer (May to August) and fall (September to December). Note: Applications for the Spring 2016 internship are being accepted on a rolling basis.

The internship is intended for 15 hours per week at the Society's Washington, D.C. offices and is a paid opportunity of $13.33 an hour ($400 every two weeks). Please send your resume and cover letter to career@societyforscience.org. No phone calls please.

Interns must be current undergraduate or graduate students. Preference is given to alumni of the Society's education competitions and students with an interest and participation in STEM news, research, or education. Applicants planning to receive course credit for this internship should provide any necessary information regarding requirements to the Society. One applicant will be selected.

To learn more about Society for Science & the Public, please visit www.societyforscience.org.

Society for Science & the Public is committed to equal opportunities and creating an inclusive environment for all our employees. We welcome applicants regardless of ethnic origin, gender, religious beliefs, disability, sexual orientation or age.

Internship Summary: Society for Science & the Public's growing Development department is looking for an enthusiastic and highly organized intern to support our fundraising and donor engagement efforts.

Specific duties will be decided and based on applicant's interests and skill level at the beginning of the internship.  Possible duties include:

  • Research potential funders including foundations, corporations, and individuals.
  • Develop prospect profiles.
  • Manage special projects related to donor outreach.
  • Create first drafts of letters of intent and other materials.
  • Proofread various materials including donor letters, proposals, sponsorship documents, etc.
  • Format mass e-mails.
  • Assist with general administrative duties.

The Society for Science & the Public is committed to equal opportunities and creating an inclusive environment for all our employees.  We welcome applicants regardless of ethnic origin, gender, religious beliefs, disability, sexual orientation or age.