Development / Grants Internship

Under the direction of the Grant Officer, the intern will gain valuable knowledge and experience learning the major responsibilities of the Development Department, specifically with regard to grant writing.

Length: Approximately 12 weeks

Terms: Fall, Spring, and Summer

Education: College Junior (3.0 GPA preferred) OR Graduate Student

Area of Study: Public/Arts Administration, English

Time Commitment: 10-20 hours per week during Museum Office Hours (M-F 9-5)


  • Support the Development department ad grant officer in prospecting, researching, and drafting grant proposals
  • Help find new sources of support and cultivate relationships with potential funders
  • Organize and review old grant files and proposals
  • Complete other development-related administrative tasks as needed


  • Interest in development, fundraising, and grant writing
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Experience/Knowledge of donor prospecting databases such as GuideStar and Foundation Directory strongly preferred
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