Opportunities in Public Affairs
The Donor Communications and Research Intern will work to support relationships with key Special Olympics groups such as donors, board members and others. Through database screening and in-depth research on individual prospects, the intern will help the Strategic Gifts team deepen their understanding of new and prospective donors and help recommend new funding opportunities when appropriate. The intern will also play a vital role in the solicitation of grant funding requests, with a goal of completing one full grant application to a major foundation during the term. In addition, the intern will play a role in the day-to-day activities of the team, including work on donor stewardship reports, donor outreach and acknowledgment efforts and logistical coordination for key Special Olympics events such as the 2018 USA Games and the 50th Anniversary celebration. This is a temporary internship that will last approximately 2.5 months, starting on or around June 1 and ending on or around August 15, 2018. The intern will report to Special Olympics office in Washington, DC three days per week.
All responsibilities will be in partnership with one or more members of the Strategic Gifts team.
Complete one full grant application during the term
Assist in creation of donor stewardship reports
Research new prospects and funding opportunities; enter findings in tracker
Prospecting new donors and creating donor profiles
Drafting gift acknowledgments
Donor call support
Registration support for honored guests at USA Games and 50th Anniversary
Logistical support for honored guests (hotels, transportation, etc.) - USA Games and 50th Anniversary
General data entry and tracking - USA Games and 50th Anniversary
Excellent written and verbal skills with the ability to communicate with external audiences
Experience in copywriting and editing
Experience in grant writing is a plus
Solid understanding of project management principles
Working knowledge of MS Office; working knowledge of Salesforce is a strong advantage
Excellent communication (oral and written) skills
Outstanding organizational and planning abilities
Proficient command of English
BA/BJ candidate in communications, PR, journalism or other relevant field
Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously
Must be a team player
Affinity to Special Olympics mission and goals
Past/current volunteer experience working with Special Olympics athletes is a plus
Special Olympics, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse staff committed to working in a multicultural environment. Applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans are welcomed and encouraged.
Posted April 16, 2018
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