Development Internship


Reports to: Associate Director of Development

For academic credit only (Hours are flexible)

Development Interns have the opportunity to work closely with the NBMAA’s development staff and gain valuable professional experience and insight about the Museum and the non-profit world.

Our development team is responsible for charitable fundraising, which includes the research and writing of grants, cultivation of Membership, and planning and execution of special event fundraisers. Interns will support our efforts by assisting with daily development tasks that include: data entry and management; writing and research; assisting with auctions;
correspondence; working with the professional fundraising software Tessitura; and working with sponsors, donors, and Members.

Interns will become familiar with on-site facilities, including our permanent collection, current and upcoming exhibitions, and Membership program in order to properly promote and cultivate Membership.

Interns will assist in many aspects of Membership at the NBMAA which include, but may not be limited to, the following projects: assisting in Members’ trips, research, special Members’ tours, planning and execution of Premier Membership events, marketing and promotions, and data entry and management.

Must have the ability to work well with other volunteers and Museum staff, be organized and detail-oriented, enthusiastic, resourceful, and flexible. Other important attributes include a professional phone manner, exceptional writing skills, sensitivity to working with donor/Member information, and typing accuracy. An appreciation or interest in art and museums is desirable.

To apply, please submit the online application form below. If you have any questions, email the Manager of Visitor & Volunteer Services at [email protected].

***Internship applications are accepted on a rolling basis.***

Development Internship Application


Please list any coursework that may be relevant to this internship.
Please list any research projects that may be relevant to this internship.
Please list any community or volunteer activities you have participated in that may be relevant to this internship.

Work Experience

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Please Provide Two Professional References

Internship Hours

(12-15 hours each week)
(Monday through Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.)
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