As a major research university embedded within a thriving and diverse urban center, VCU is well positioned to offer its students learning opportunities that extend beyond the classroom. The undergraduate and graduate curriculums place a high value on experiential learning, creativity, innovation, and practical educational opportunities that help students prepare for work and life after college. Internships at the ICA offer participants hands-on training in museum professions and a comprehensive overview of museum operations. Interns also gain insight into the national and international world of contemporary art, as well as experience in the non-profit sector—skills that are relevant and transferable to a variety of professional fields beyond art and museum work.
Development Internship, Fall 2017
The ICA is seeking a current undergraduate student who is interested in serving as an intern and providing a wide range of database, research, administrative, and general support to the ICA’s development team. The ideal candidate will gain experience and familiarity with areas such as fundraising, philanthropy, event planning, membership processing and the day-to-day operations of an up-and-coming non-profit organization at VCU.
The Development Intern will report to the Director of Development and will support the entire development team. The student will assist the department with an array of tasks around the office, including but not limited to:
Draft correspondence, reports, proposals and donor appeals
Update and edit information in the ICA donor database
Assist with planning and preparation for donor events and other activities
Research donors, institutions and corporations for development research
Ability to handle and maintain confidential materials and information
Maintain donor files and other development materials
Assist with mailings, filing, and special projects as needed
Good interpersonal skills and attention to detail
Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Enthusiasm and a willingness to tackle various office-related tasks
Experience with databases is a plus
Comfortable working independently and in a team environment and able to manage complex priorities
This is a 3-credit hour internship for Fall 2017. The intern will work 9 hours per week during normal business hours (9:00-5:00, Mon-Fri). Assistance with special events as needed.
Submit a cover letter, current resume, and names of three references (letters not required) to Erin Hanas (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Susan Norkus (email@example.com) by 10:00 AM, Friday, May 5.