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Development Intern, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, MA

Position Title: Development Intern 
Department: Development
Reports to: Prospect Research Manager
Type of Position: Unpaid internship, part-time

The Development Intern will gain insight into the inner workings of a fast paced fundraising team. This internship is an ideal opportunity to learn about giving to the arts/cultural sphere as well as how to utilize Raiser's Edge, the top development database used among non-profit organizations. Additionally, s/he will provide assistance on projects related to individual donors as well as foundations and corporations, which will include helping with high-level donor events. 


  • Assist with special event invitations, solicitations, and fulfillment mailings
  • Maintain database donor records in Raiser's Edge through proactive research and data entry
  • Index and upload key development correspondence
  • Assist at museum special events, when needed
  • Other administrative duties as assigned


  • Interest and enthusiasm to learn about fundraising
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Ability to handle confidential material with discretion
  • Excellent writing and interpersonal skills
  • Able to take initiative on projects and participate as part of a creative and energetic development team
  • Adept at learning and using technology
  • Able to commit to a regular work schedule
  • Skilled in multitasking and able to work independently on projects
  • Sense of humor and flexibility are essential

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