Smithsonian Development Intern

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The Smithsonian Associates (TSA)
1100 Jefferson Drive, SW - Suite 3077
Washington, DC
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: Part-time, Unpaid

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Description

ABOUT TSA
The Smithsonian Associates (TSA) advances the Smithsonian Institution’s mission “to increase and diffuse knowledge” through life-enriching educational and cultural experiences inspired by the Smithsonian’s research and collections for DC-region students, families, and adults, and for learning communities nationwide.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES
• Training and practice in development software platforms
• Expand research and organizational skills
• Exposure to macro (SI-wide) and micro (TSA) development efforts
• Improve writing skills through variety of communication mediums (formal letters, marketing materials, web content)
• Possible opportunity to participate in grant/proposal writing process
• Network with interns in TSA and across the Smithsonian

TIME COMMITMENT
24 hrs/wk; 1 full semester

SCHEDULE
Three days per week, 9 am to 5 pm

COMPENSATION
All TSA Internships are unpaid and housing is not provided. College credit may be granted, but must be coordinated in advance with the intern's university/college.

TO APPLY
Complete the online application at http://intern.si.edu/. Click on the link for the Smithsonian Online Academic Appointment System (SOLAA). Questions can be directed to the Intern Coordinator at TSAInternships@si.edu or 202.633.8641.

TSA WEBSITE
Intern positions at The Smithsonian Associates are available year-round. For more information go to http://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/internships/start.aspx

SEASONS
Spring (January - May)
Summer (June - August)
Fall (September - December)

APPLICATION DEADLINES
To be considered in the first round of applications, please submit your materials by the following dates:
Spring - October 1
Summer - February 1
Fall - July 1
Applications received after these dates will still be considered on an as-needed basis.

If you have any questions, please contact:
Ms. Meg Smolinski
Intern Coordinator
PO Box 23293
Washington DC 20026-3293
TSAInternships@si.edu
Phone: 202-633-8641
Fax: 202-633-8909

For more information about internships with The Smithsonian Associates go to: http://residentassociates.org/ticketing/internships/start.aspx

Responsibilities

INTERN DUTIES
The intern will assist with the daily general office duties in the Development department such as
• Creation of marketing materials, cultivation and stewardship materials for donors
• Preparation of acknowledgement letters, grants and sponsor proposals
• Conduct online research for grants and donation prospects
• Data entry in donor tracking software

Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS
• Good research and writing skills
• Professional demeanor, organizational and communication skills
• Experience in a work environment interacting successfully with others
• Ability to work quickly, and with attention to detail with confidential materials
• Familiarity with Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and the Internet

REQUESTED DOCUMENTS
Prospective interns are required to submit the following:
1. Application for Smithsonian Institute Internships
2. Two letters of recommendation (usually from professors)
3. Recent writing sample (usually a paper written for school and at least two pages)
4. Most recent transcript (unofficial transcripts are acceptable)
5. Resume

Interns at the Smithsonian are required to undergo a security background investigation and fingerprinting through the Office of Protection Services before they are accepted into an internship.

DESIRED MAJORS
The following student majors are desired for this intern position, but other areas of study will be considered:

Marketing
Communications
Public Relations
Business Administration

How To Apply

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