Development Internships | Wolf Trap

Development Internships

Available Spring Internships:

Requirements for Development Internships:

  • Strong computer skills (MS Word and Excel), experience with Raiser's Edge software is helpful but not necessary
  • Outstanding writing, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Efficient organizational skills and ability to multitask
  • Exceptional customer service skills, creativity, and initiative

Annual Giving

Be an integral part of Wolf Trap’s Annual Giving program, joining a dynamic eight-person team that manages individual membership (gifts up to $25,000), corporate membership, and corporate sponsorship. Get hands-on experience planning and participating in stewardship and cultivation events, creating solicitation and stewardship materials, and assisting with benefit fulfillment, including providing excellent customer service by phone, in writing, and in person.

  • Assist with preparation for cultivation and stewardship events for members and sponsors
  • Research prospective funders
  • Produce content for donor communication and My Wolf Trap, Wolf Trap’s members-only website
  • Record and manage information in fundraising database
  • Assist donors with questions regarding membership benefits
  • Create and maintain the schedule for on-site recognition of sponsors and donors
  • Manage logistics of the Encore Circle Lounge, Wolf Trap’s VIP lounge (summer only)

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Special Events/Facility Rentals

Work behind the scenes with the Special Events team, assisting with the daily planning, logistics, coordination, and execution of Wolf Trap’s major fundraising events that help raise $1.5 million annually. You will also join in on the excitement of hosting private events at Wolf Trap’s many unique facilities, assisting with the daily functions of the Facility Rentals program.

  • Coordinate set-up and on-site registration at events
  • Assist with event invitation and RSVP process by managing information in the donor database
  • Execute membership fulfillment and cultivation events
  • Manage logistics for Facility Rentals projects and events
  • Interact with donors, prospects, and board members on the phone, through email, and on-site at events
  • Other projects include planning silent auctions, members-only trips, marketing/outreach efforts for large events, and industry research

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