Smithsonian's National Zoological Park provides the opportunity for interns to gain experience Advancement Office. This is a part-time (20-30 hours a week) internship 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 learn from 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 opportunity wherein the intern will support the Office of Advancement.
Through this internship, interns will:
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.
The Office of Advancement holds three internship sessions: Fall, Spring and Summer. The fall session takes place September – December. Spring takes place January – May. Summer takes place May – August. The intern should be available 20-30 hours per week and available to participate at evening and morning events on occasion. Reasonable exceptions may be made in order to coordinate with university and work schedules.
Fall session (September – December)
Applications must be submitted by July 31, 2015
Spring Session (January – May)
Applications must be submitted by November 30, 2015
Summer Session (May – August)
Applications must be submitted by March 31, 2016
To apply, go to: https://solaa.si.edu/solaa/SOLAAHome.html
Select "New to SOLAA? Create Account Here" complete the information to create an account.
Information that will be requested (in SOLAA) includes:
Once you create your account and provide the information above, you will see a screen where you select the type of appointment you are interested in. You will select:
IMPORTANT: Your application is considered complete when you hit "Submit." Your SOLAA submitted application with references must be received by the deadlines as noted above.