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Zoo New England
1 Franklin Park Rd.
DescriptionZoo New England (ZNE) is the private non-profit organization responsible for the management of Franklin Park Zoo in Boston and Stone Zoo in Stoneham, Massachusetts. The 72-acre Franklin Park Zoo opened in 1912 as part of the Frederick Law Olmstead Emerald Necklace, and the 26-acre Stone Zoo opened in 1905 and is situated in the Middlesex Fells Reservation. Zoo New England's mission is to inspire people to protect and sustain the natural world for future generations by creating fun and engaging experiences that integrate wildlife and conservation programs, research, and education.
The Development Intern can expect to gain valuable experience by being immersed into a wide range of learning opportunities. The intern will obtain insight into the role of the Development department at a nonprofit organization, while enhancing important communication and organizational skills.
Benefits include free entrance to the Zoo during duration of internship, opportunities to attend special events and great experience to add to a resume. Zoo New England will also work with the intern to meet requirements for course credit, provide letters of reference for future job opportunities and create/enhance a personal portfolio.
ResponsibilitiesThe Development Intern will have an opportunity to learn the various types of research, networking and communication methods necessary for participating in and planning fundraising operations, as well as assist in other on-going projects within the department. General internship functions may include:
• Data entry and other administrative duties as needed
• Research potential funding sources (foundations, corporations, individuals, public sources)
• Work with staff on ways to further engage Board of Directors and major donors
• Represent Zoo New England at donor events
• Work with Development Assistant on tasks associated with planning Zootopia, the Zoos annual fundraising gala being held in May.
Requirements• An interest and/or undergraduate coursework in Development, Communications, Public Relations, Nonprofit Organizations, and Event Planning
• Excellent written and oral communication skills
• Computer literate, with knowledge of both Microsoft Word and Excel