Development / Membership Internship

Under the direction of the Membership Officer, the intern will gain valuable knowledge and experience learning the day to day responsibilities of the Development Department, specifically with regards to membership.

Length: Approximately 12 weeks

Terms: Fall (September-November), Spring (February-April), and Summer (May-July)

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

Area of Study: Public / Arts Administration, Business

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


  • Support Development Staff in daily membership operations, as well as special events and programs
  • Assist with membership renewals, applications, and acknowledgements
  • Help solicit new members and cultivate existing members through campaigns, marketing materials, programs, and customer service
  • Assist with Junior Patrons, Members Board, and Support Group programs and events
  • Complete other development-related administrative tasks as needed


  • Interest in development, membership, and/or visitor relations
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Strategic thinker
  • Strong communication skills
  • Self-starter with good time management
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Experience/ knowledge of database management systems, such as Altru or Raiser’s Edge, strongly preferred
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Equal Opportunity Employer

It is the policy of the Birmingham Museum of Art (BMA) to provide equal employment opportunity to all applicants for employment with the BMA and to BMA staff without regard to sex, race, color, religious belief, national origin, disability, age, or veteran status. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotions, termination, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

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The Birmingham Museum of Art is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination. The BMA is a diverse community in terms of race and ethnicity, culture, religion, personal values and traditions. BMA values this diversity recognizing that our differences contribute to our strength as an agency serving a diverse population. It is to this end that the BMA is committed to non-discrimination and advocates for an environment of tolerance with regard to cultural and personal differences. It is our belief that every employee has the right to be treated with dignity, respect, and self-worth and that it is in our best interest as an agency serving the public good to act in a manner free of bias, exclusion, and discrimination whether on the basis of faith, race, gender, culture, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, political affiliation, or any other personal differences.