Development Internship

The Discovery Museums seek a Development Intern to start in February 2016 for up to 3 months, approximately 20 hours per week. The intern will report to the Chief Development Officer with a primary focus on coordinating our online auction. Our last online auction in spring 2015 raised more than $20,000 to support the Museums. The intern will research prospective donors, contact and follow up with donors via mail, e-mail, and phone, and assist with promotion, management, and fulfillment of the auction. In addition to supporting the auction, he/she will assist with the overall annual giving program, cultivation and stewardship events, communications and research. This is a great opportunity to learn more about fundraising and development operations, areas that are essential to the success of all nonprofit organizations.


  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills required.
  • Computer literate with working knowledge of MS Office, especially Excel.
  • Interest and enthusiasm to learn about development.
  • Attention to detail and discretion required.
How To Apply:
Please send cover letter and resume to Karen Kerns, Development Assistant, at
Apply by:
January 22, 2016