Discovery Museums Development Volunteer or Intern

The Discovery Museums seeks an intern or volunteer to start in February/March 2017 and work through Mid-May 2017, approximately 20 hours per week. The intern will report to the Chief Development Officer with a primary focus on coordinating our annual online auction. Our last online auction in Spring 2016 raised more than $25,000 to support critical programs for special audiences at 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 Annual Giving program, cultivation and stewardship of 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. Required skills: excellent interpersonal and organizational skills; computer literate, with a working knowledge of MS Office, especially Excel; interest and enthusiasm to learn about development; attention to detail; and discretion. This is also on our website at To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Karen Kerns at


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