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Fall 2023 Philanthropy Internship

Philanthropy Internship
Missouri Historical Society
St. Louis, MO

Please upload cover letter and resume when applying.
Internship must count towards academic credit.

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The Missouri Historical Society commits to a process of listening attentively to one another and leveraging best practices and resources across our organization to promote a culture of inclusion where individuals from all racial and ethnic identities; ages; nationalities; social and economic statuses; sexual orientations; gender identities/expressions; religious, political, and ideological perspectives; and abilities are able to be engaged, feel valued, and thrive. Click here for the full Commitment to Racial Equity.

The Missouri Historical Society is accepting applications from college students who are interested in fundraising and seek an unpaid academic internship within the Development
department. Unpaid internships must be academic in nature, and the intern must earn academic credit by participating in the internship.
This internship takes place on-site at the Missouri History Museum and reports to the Database Administrator.
The Development Intern will assist in the implementation of the annual fund development plan, which includes identification, cultivation, solicitation, and recognition of membership.

A minimum of 10 hours per week for 12 to 15 weeks is desired, with a flexible schedule between 9am and 5pm, Monday through Friday. The final schedule will be determined with the supervisor.

The intern's responsibilities will include (but not be limited to):
  • Assisting with data entry
  • Preparing membership packets and other mailings
  • Managing the Time Travelers program and website
  • Assisting Prospect Managers with donor research
  • Working with Philanthropy staff on member events and programs
  • Researching and recommending potential grant funding
  • Assisting in refreshing the current membership program by evaluating signage/brochures/website and proposing updates

Intern Qualifications:
  • College sophomore or above in good academic standing
  • Interest in fundraising
  • Solid written and oral communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills in interacting with staff, members, and donors
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to manage sensitive and confidential information, work independently, and multitask

Learning Objectives:
  • Gain an understanding of CRM software and fundraising best practices
  • Strengthen interpersonal communication skills with colleagues and volunteers in an office setting
  • Provide intern with on-the-job training and experience in the development and fundraising fields

The applicant must provide a résumé and a short statement of interest and/or intent in applying for the internship. For unpaid internships, an unofficial college or university transcript must also be uploaded with the application. For questions, please contact Kat Bourek at

The Missouri Historical Society is a nonprofit organization that serves as the confluence of historical perspectives and contemporary issues to inspire and engage our audiences.

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