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Philanthropy Intern

Philanthropy Intern

Position Summary

Reporting directly to a director in the department, this internship provides a strong knowledge base in donor direct mail, stewardship, event planning, prospect research, donor benefit fulfillment, planned giving and government affairs. This is an ideal experience for someone pursuing a career in philanthropy.

Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Research, create and write a direct mail solicitation letter and subsequent email follow-ups to send out to current and lapsed donors.
  • Assist with event planning, execution, and patron hospitality. 
  • Work concerts with the Philanthropy Team, assisting with donor seat visits, hospitality, and sponsor management.
  • Support government affairs work to include routine communication with government officials.
  • Research potential funders
  • Draft reports and grant proposals.
  • Assist in acknowledgement preparation and donor benefit fulfillment.
  • Complete research projects on topics useful to Philanthropy team.
  • Assist with the creating of solicitation materials including mailings and PowerPoint presentations.
  • Support the organization’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) initiatives as well as supporting a respectful organizational culture.
  • Attend professional development sessions.
  • Other related duties required as part of a team environment.

Professional Development: The internship will include required mentoring with a senior member of our organization and professional development sessions such as resume review, career coaching, etc. 

Duration and Schedule: 
The internship begins in September 2024 and concludes at the end of May 2025. Interns will have some flexibility in setting their hours, but are required to have the ability to commit to a minimum of 12 hours per week and up to a maximum of 20 hours per week. The intern will be expected to have occasional availability on nights and weekends to work concerts and special events. 

Onsite interviews will begin early July 2024 and conclude early August 2024.

Candidate Requirements:

  • College Junior, Senior, Graduate Student, or those who recently graduated with an expressed interest in Philanthropy.
  • Project management experience.
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills.
  • Candidate should enjoy working with people and demonstrate a passion for working with diverse communities.

The CSO encourages those that have been historically underrepresented in orchestral music to apply.

Compensation: $15.25 per hour