Smithsonian Associates Development InternABOUT SMITHSONIAN ASSOCIATESFor more than 50 years, Smithsonian Associates—the largest museum-based education program in the world—has produced vibrant educational and cultural programming that brings the Smithsonian to life. Inspired by the Smithsonian’s research, collections, and exhibitions, each year nearly 1,000 public programs spark creativity and excite learning in people of all ages.INTERN DUTIESThe 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, renewal letters and other specialized donor mailings• Produce research profiles for donor prospects and current donors• Data entry in donor tracking softwarePROFESSIONAL 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 Smithsonian Associates and across the SmithsonianQUALIFICATIONS• 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 InternetTIME COMMITMENT24 hours/week; one full semesterSCHEDULEThree days per week, 9:00 am to 5:00 pmSUPERVISORRuthAnn Clark, Advancement ManagerCOMPENSATIONAll Associates 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.LOCATIONS. Dillon Ripley Center, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC REQUESTED DOCUMENTSProspective interns are required to submit the following:1. Application for Smithsonian Institute Internships2. 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. ResumeInterns 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.SEASONS• Spring - January to May• Summer - June to August• Fall - September to DecemberAPPLICATION DEADLINESTo be considered in the first round of applications, please submit your materials by the following dates:• Spring Positions - October 1• Summer Positions - February 1• Fall Positions - July 1Applications received after these dates will still be considered on an as-needed basis.IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE CONTACTMs. Heather JaranIntern CoordinatorPO Box 23293Washington DC 20026-3293Phone: 202-633-8623TSAInternships@si.eduFor more information about internships with Smithsonian Associates go to:http://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/internships/start.aspxInternships at Smithsonian Associates are available year-round.