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Graduate Development Intern

The Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site is hiring a fall 2018 Development Intern to bring great writing skills, creativity, and enthusiasm to a small, agile team at the home and museum of the 23rd U.S. President. The Development Intern will have the chance to both learn and be a leader through a slate of projects related to fundraising, special events, grant writing, prospect research, and communications.


  • Assisting with the Annual Fund, including stewardship and a prospect research portfolio
  • Researching new grant opportunities, learning to write grant content, and helping with grant reports
  • Assisting with coordination and delivery of cultivation events, including Coffee with the Curator, Mary Tucker Jasper Speaker Series and special events
  • Providing administrative support to the VP of Development in regards to donor relations, including assistance with donor database updates (Bloomerang training provided), reports, gift entry, and gift acknowledgement
  • Occasional assistance with tours


Applicants should have a keen interest in philanthropy, cultural organizations, and bringing history to life. Strong communication and organizational skills are essential.

This is a 120 hour (approximately 10 hours per week during fall semester 2018) paid internship at a rate of $12 per hour. The schedule itself is flexible, but the intern will be asked to identify set days and times for office hours. The Development Intern reports to the VP of Development.


To apply, please email resume and short cover letter to: Bethany Gosewehr, Vice President of Development,




Special Events, Social Media, and Marketing Intern

The Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site seeks a Special Events and Marketing Intern to assist with event planning and outreach efforts. This is an outstanding opportunity for an individual interested in learning more about event planning, marketing, as well as non-profit outreach and fundraising. The internship offers exciting hands-on experience and the opportunity to gain new skills.


  • Work with Special Events and Marketing manager to plan and execute events
  • Develop sponsor prospect lists, levels of sponsorship, and communicate with sponsors for upcoming events
  • Draft content and copy for social media calendars
  • Create articles and other features for eNewsletter
  • Find and develop images and graphics to be featured on social media
  • Assist Vice President of Development as needed


  • High school diploma with some course work completed at a 4-year college or university
  • Self-motivated, good organizational and interpersonal skills, detail oriented, ability to multi-task, prioritize and meet deadlines
  • Professional demeanor with ability to communicate in a professional manner
  • Working knowledge of social media platforms, Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Previous internship or related experience in fundraising/event planning is a plus
  • Must have strong interest for event planning, social media and enthusiasm for the mission of the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site

This internship is unpaid and part-time. College credit is encouraged and available upon school approval. This position is also available for work study. Some late evenings and weekends will be required.

To apply, send cover letter and resume to Delia Robertson, Special Events & Marketing Manager, at No calls or in-person visits please.

Equal Opportunity Employer

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