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Fall 2018 - Philanthropic Development Intern

Philanthropic Development | New York, NY | Internship

Job Description

Sesame Workshop is looking for a Philanthropic Development Intern for Fall 2018.  We’re looking for people with enthusiastic personalities, articulate communication skills and a detail-oriented mentality, to play a key role within our Philanthropic Development team. An ideal Intern at Sesame Workshop will be excited about working in a multi-tasking environment. An employee working with the Philanthropic Development will attain hands-on experience and develop skills in the areas of fundraising, stewardship, administration, presentation, and database oversight.


What we offer: 

  • A behind-the-scenes look at the workings of a nonprofit organization
  • Ability to learn from a tight-knit team of established fundraising professionals
  • A wide assortment of assignments ranging in complexity
  • Opportunities to train and grow on your own professional development
  • Informational interviews with esteemed professionals in multiple departments across Sesame
  • Competitive hourly salary of $13 and flexible hours
  • School credit in accordance with your university’s program


Who You Are:

  • A matriculated undergraduate student able to work 20hr/week September 15-December 15th
  • Have an excellent mastery of written communication
  • Excellent MS Office skills, especially MS Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint
  • A proactive self-starter and a hands-on problem solver
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize and meet deadlines
  • Experience with fundraising software desirable, e.g., Salesforce


Possible Projects:

  • Conduct prospect research on foundation, corporate and government funders
  • Assist with maintaining the integrity of Salesforce database
  • Provide support in preparation of trips: briefing books, itineraries
  • Provide administrative support for department
  • Assist with development of marketing/fundraising materials
  • Assist with special projects as needed


Basic Requirements:

  • Matriculated Student
  • Must have the legal right to work in the United States
  • Effective oral and written communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills, and computer literacy