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Donor Research and Business Development Fall Internship

Hudson Institute seeks an intern who is looking to gain experience in nonprofit management and development, as well as learn about how think tanks function internally. The intern will provide research, analytical, and writing support to the development team. Specific duties will involve:

  • researching prospect giving opportunities individuals and corporate;
  • researching donor information for accurate record keeping;
  • assisting with data entry into salesforce;
  • drafting donor marketing materials;
  • assisting with donor events.

The intern should be willing to perform organizational and operational tasks.


In addition to having a strong interest in policy-making and think tanks, applicants should have excellent analytical, writing, verbal and research skills. Applicants should also be highly organized, especially at follow-up and prioritization.

About the Internship Program:

Hudson Institute is one of the oldest and most respected think tanks in the world. Founded in 1961 by Herman Kahn and headquartered in Washington D.C. the Institute offers internships in our office in Washington, D.C. to undergraduates, graduates, and postgraduate students. Hudson has garnered local, national, and international acclaim with its hands-on research and offers a unique opportunity for its interns to work with Hudson researchers in policy areas such as National Security Studies, Economic and Employment Policy, Middle East Studies, Cybersecurity and Quantum Initiative, Food Policy Center, South and Central Asia, and Political Theory.

Internship Program Duties:

Hudson interns are required to devote a minimum of 15 hours per week in an unpaid capacity.
Fall, winter, spring, and summer internships are available each year.
Some programs hire interns on an as-needed basis, so please take a look at Hudson’s interest areas to see if we do work in a field that interests you.