The National Zoo’s Advancement Office seeks a part-time (20 to 30 hours a week) intern to assist with research and organizational activities, corporate and foundation partnership development, and general development support to assist the Zoo in its Capital Campaign.
The intern will have the opportunity to work with a team of development professionals on a variety of tasks, and will learn about multiple facets of philanthropy and how it relates to species conservation at the world-renowned National Zoo—home to dozens of endangered species of animals, and the world’s largest group of conservation biologists in the world.
This internship provides valuable non-profit experience at a world-renowned organization. There will be opportunities to learn about endangered animals, cutting-edge conservation research, and how a zoological park operates. The position also offers an introduction to the field of development, covering all facets from individual and institutional giving, to the role of the board of directors to the mechanics of special events.
This is an unpaid internship. College credit is offered if desired; intern is responsible for obtaining necessary approvals from their university. Intern will be responsible for all transportation costs and personal health insurance.
Rock Creek, Washington, D.C.
The intern will make his or her own housing arrangements in the Washington, D.C., area.
The National Zoo and the Smithsonian Institution do not provide free parking to interns. There is limited parking at SCBI in Front Royal, Virginia.
The Office of Advancement holds three internship sessions: Fall, spring, and summer.
The intern will work about 20 to 30 hours per week for the Development Office. Some work at evening and morning events may be required. Reasonable exceptions may be made in order to coordinate with university and work schedules.
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