Summer 2021

The Development Intern will work jointly in grant writing and donor relations, gaining experience working for a small non-profit organization, while learning more about fundraising and development strategies. The main responsibilities is developing and administering the Individual Giving program – tracking gifts, sending donor thank yous, creating special programs for upper level donors, fulfilling donor level benefits, completing grant applications, and tracking fulfillments for grants



To Apply

  • Assists with stewardship and cultivation of donors

  • Assists with membership recruitment and retention

  • Composes member communications

  • Assists with acknowledgment and fundraising outreach

  • Coordinates audience tracking efforts

  • Gathering documentation and conducting research for grant reports and applications

  • Reviewing foundation and grant information in our donor database,

  • Assists with coordination of special fundraising events 

  • Identifies and contacts local businesses for Corporate Sponsorship program; tracks and reports on progress

  • Answer phones, assist with administrative tasks as needed

  • Assist with foundation research; learn to use Foundation Center central database

  • Draft grant applications for corporations and foundations

  • Work on new Linked-In development program

  • Minimum requirements: enrolled in undergraduate Bachelor’s degree program, or graduate program in arts management (arts administration, business, development or special events preferred).

  • Strong verbal and writing skills

  • must be flexible, team-oriented, positive, detail-oriented, able to manage multiple projects concurrently

  • discreet in handling sensitive donor-related information

  • Knowledge of Word and Excel; familiarity with databases a plus

  • Course work in fundraising, grant writing, special events management, and/or corporate development

  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills are a must

  • Desire to enter the arts fundraising field is preferred.

  • Dance background a plus

  • Self-starter with the ability to multi-task and think critically

Application due March 26, 2021

  • Cover letter detailing your interest in one of the Turning Tables Internship positions

  • Resume

  • Contact information for two references and/or a letter of recommendation (recommended but not required)

Language adapted from ABT, Jacob’s Pillow, Alvin Ailey, The Dance Complex, and BalletNova