The intern’s work will be split between the Leadership Alliances Department (the first part of the semester) and the Development Department (the second part of the semester). The Leadership Alliances Department works to develop strategies for leveraging and cultivating relationships with individuals and sponsors engaged in Americans for the Arts programming including the National Arts Awards and the National Arts Policy Roundtable. The team also coordinates an Artists Committee of over one hundred high-profile artists involved in the organization’s work. The Development Department is responsible for raising all contributed revenues for the organization. Program areas include individual giving, as well as corporate, foundation and government giving.
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The Leadership Alliances Intern works closely with the Leadership Alliances Coordinator and Leadership Alliances Director in the development and completion of projects designed to assist in the preparation and follow-up for cultivation and relationship-building programs. The intern will need excellent research and verbal and written communication skills, including being comfortable contacting board members, artists, donors, and prospective donors via telephone and email. Other desired skills include: proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; the ability to perform mail merges and sort data in Excel; the ability to handle multiple deadline-driven tasks simultaneously; and attention to detail.
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The Development Intern will have the opportunity to gain first-hand experience in different aspects of running a successful fundraising campaign. The candidates will be introduced to the transformative power of the arts that Americans for the Arts carries out on a local, state, and national level. This intern position will include work in all program areas. As part of the Development team, the intern will also have the opportunity to network with the staff members who are among the leaders of the filed as well as arts professionals in D.C. area through meetings and site visits.
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