Fundraising & Development Intern (Summer 2018)

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$300 per month

Hours per week

16 hours per week



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1250 H St, NW
Suite 1150
United States


Salzburg Global Seminar is a nonprofit organization with offices in Salzburg, Austria and Washington, DC that builds knowledge, skills and networks to drive innovation and institutional change in the public interest. Focusing on complex challenges across sector and geographic boundaries, since our founding in 1947 we have brought global thought leaders and entrepreneurs together with young men and women who will be the game changers for the next generation. Our in-depth seminars advance problem-framing and solutions, equipping young leaders to have real impact in their subject area and transform their effectiveness in their countries and communities.

What we are looking for

We seek part-time interns for our development department in the Washington DC office to assist with fundraising-related research and writing. Candidates must have the necessary paperwork for working in the United States. The intern reports to the Development Manager.

Graduate students, recent college graduates, and undergraduate rising juniors and seniors are welcome to apply.

Typical projects

  • Conduct research regarding potential institutional and individual donors, summarize findings and make recommendations regarding follow up
  • Write briefings to prepare executives for external meetings and fundraising calls
  • Draft and review concept papers and grant proposals
  • Assist with event planning and execution

Helpful academic or professional backgrounds

  • Nonprofit management, fundraising and development, education, environmental science, international relations, journalism, German studies

Other requirements

The candidate must be able to work both independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment with rapidly shifting priorities. Candidates must also be comfortable working with people in different time zones, from diverse cultural backgrounds and at all levels of the organization, including senior executives, in a creative, but formal and professional environment, e.g. business attire is required. Enthusiasm for the global mission, exceptional organizational skills, attention to detail, and internet research and Microsoft Office Suite skills are required. Experience working with databases, and demonstrated interest in Austrian culture are preferable.

How To Apply

Please email 1) a cover letter, 2) resume, and 3) writing sample of no more than two pages to Michelle Dai Zotti, Development Manager,