Development Intern (Unpaid, Must Receive Course Credit)
Reports To: Director of Major Gifts and Institutional Advancement
Kohl Children’s Museum of Greater Chicago is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide experiences and memories to build a foundation for a lifetime of learning. Through our museum space in Glenview, Illinois, we offer engaging learning environments featuring interactive exhibits and programs that encourage young children to become effective learners through play. As part of our commitment to ensuring that every child has access to the best learning experiences possible, we extend our footprint throughout the Chicagoland area through outreach programs, traveling exhibits, and partnering with educators to inspire meaningful change in the education of young children.
The Development Intern will work alongside the Development Team to support activities consistent with securing philanthropic support to the Museum. The Development Intern will learn from, and work closely and collaboratively with, all members of the Development Team as well as the Museum’s Education and Marketing Teams. The Development Team will provide a learning opportunity in a non-profit environment. The student will learn about working with individual donors, corporate giving and grants, and daily Development Team tasks.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Research additional corporate and foundation funding opportunities
- Gain familiarity with, and proofread, grant applications and other proposals
- Assist with Annual Giving stewardship calls
- Prepare mailings for distribution
- Draft donor acknowledgement letters
- Provide support at select Museum events
- Assist with administrative day-to-day tasks
The ideal candidate will possess the following:
- Cumulative GPA of at least 3.0
- Currently enrolled in an undergraduate (minimum two years completion) or graduate program
- Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
- Enthusiastic team player who encompasses a friendly, helpful demeanor
- Excellent organizational skills
- Interest in providing administrative support to help strengthen efficiency, productivity and workflow
- Self-starter with a strong attention to detail
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs
Customary office-related activities: standing, walking, sitting, bending
COVID-19 full vaccinations are required upon hire, subject to reasonable accommodation for individuals with medical conditions or religious beliefs that prevent getting vaccinated
This is a fun learning opportunity for a student interested in a non-profit organization experience. The internship is unpaid, but the experience is priceless!
HOW TO APPLY:
Interested candidates can submit an online application found on the Careers page of our website, kohlchildrensmuseum.org.
For more information about the position or the Museum, please visit www.kohlchildrensmuseum.org.
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