Development Intern



Hours per week

This is a paid, six-month, part-time internship beginning in September 2018. The position requires approximately three days of work per week or the equivalent hours.



Start Date



New York
New York
United States


The Organization


Panthera, founded in 2006, is devoted exclusively to the conservation of wild cats and their ecosystems. Utilizing the expertise of the world’s premier cat biologists, Panthera develops and implements global conservation strategies for the most imperiled large cats – tigers, lions, jaguars, snow leopards, cheetahs, pumas and leopards. Representing the most comprehensive effort of its kind, Panthera works in partnership with local and international NGOs, scientific institutions, local communities and governments around the globe. For more on Panthera, visit


Summary/Position Overview

Panthera is seeking a Development Intern to support the organization’s fundraising efforts, through a meaningful, structured internship opportunity in the headquarters of a rapidly growing conservation organization.

Principal responsibilities and duties

The Development Intern will be involved with ongoing development activities and special projects, including:

·       Providing support to Senior Director of Development as needed;

·       Conducting prospect research according to team priorities;

·       Processing incoming donations and acknowledgement letters;

·       Supporting donor outreach and engagement activities;

·       Interacting with donors and other supporters by phone or email;

·       Writing donor communications (including letters and emails to funders);

·       Analyzing reports and synthesizing information to support fundraising efforts; and

·       Providing administrative support as needed.

Qualifications and experience required

The ideal candidate has the following skills, educational training, and qualities:

·       Ability to work in harmony with teammates; reliable, organized, and detail-oriented; and enthusiastic about contributing to team goals

·       The ability to initiate and complete long-term projects as well as manage time-sensitive daily activities, and the flexibility to work as part of a collaborative office environment

·       A professional and courteous manner with polished writing and communication skills

·       The ability to handle sensitive information with discretion and integrity

·       Bachelor’s degree received or in final stages

·       Experience working in a professional setting, and should be proficient in Microsoft Office, including Word and Excel

·       An interest in the mission of Panthera, and in pursuing a career in wildlife conservation or non-profit development

How To Apply

A cover letter is required with your application. Send your resume and cover letter to