Development Student Intern

Internship Dates: WheatonArts is seeking a Development Student Intern who is available to begin training on a rolling basis. The position will require 10 to 15 hours per week, Monday through Friday; flexible between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. (Occasional weekend event participation as requested)

Reports to: Development Manager

Description: WheatonArts is a non-profit arts organization whose mission is to engage artists and audiences in an evolving exploration of creativity. The internship offers the opportunity to interact with members of the Board Development Committee and event committees, as well as a wide range of the Center’s professional staff. The ideal candidate will be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program with an interest in the arts or non-profit sector. The Student Intern will provide a range of research, information management, writing, and administrative support to the WheatonArts development team. The individual will gain experience in fundraising, philanthropy, relationship building, arts and culture, and the daily operations of a nonprofit organization. The Development Intern will work on projects with the entire Wheaton Arts development team.

Benefits:

  • Acquire working knowledge of resource development practices within a nonprofit arts organization
  • Attend events at no charge, receive a 20% discount on classes and workshops and a 20% discount in our Museum Stores
  • Experience a Make-Your-Own Opportunity at the completion of 100 hours

General Responsibilities:

  • Enter data into and generate reports from Salesforce and other data management systems
  • Conduct research on potential donors, corporate partners, and volunteers
  • Prepare reports and presentations for internal and external use
  • Draft and edit correspondence
  • Assist in the execution of special events and fundraisers
  • Attend department and organization staff meetings as well as relevant training
  • Assist with general office duties such as mailings, filing, copying, and other special projects as identified by the development team
  • Assist with processing memberships and donations
  • Assist with the preparation of mailings

Qualifications/Skills:

  • Enrollment in an undergraduate or graduate program with an interest in the arts or non-profit sector
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Research skills and the ability to analyze and summarize information
  • Computer literacy (Microsoft 2007)
  • Desire to become familiar with fundraising and philanthropy
  • Good interpersonal skills and attention to detail
  • Desire to become an advocate for arts and culture
  • Comfortable working with diverse constituencies
  • Experience with databases and information management systems is preferred

Application Details:

Please submit a resume, cover letter and your available schedule for immediate consideration to:

Rosalie O’Rourke, Development Director
Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center
1501 Glasstown Rd, Millville, NJ 08332

Or e-mail to rorourke@wheatonarts.org or apply online.

WheatonArts is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to cultural diversity.