Development Intern | Chicago Sinfonietta

Development Intern

We are currently accepting resumes for a Development internship position with our organization for the Winter/Spring of 2019. The Development Intern will receive a comprehensive overview of fundraising for a non-profit performing arts organizations. The position is unpaid; however includes hands-on education, one-on-one mentoring with senior staff members and assistance in receiving academic credit (if available).


Internship responsibilities include but may not be limited to:

  • Perform funder and prospect research
  • Assist in writing funding requests for organization
  • Assist and facilitate with fundraising efforts for special events and concerts
  • Assemble materials for solicitations, meetings, concerts and events
  • Data entry in our database management system, Salesforce
  • Be a liaison for the organization to various stakeholders including Board Members, donors, volunteers, and guests
  • Provide general office support including written and electronic communication, answering phones, copying, mailing, and various other administrative tasks as assigned
Skills & Qualifications: 

Ideal Qualifications:

  • Hard-working undergraduate or graduate student studying arts, music, management, development, marketing or a related field. Students pursuing a master’s degree in arts administration degree preferred.
  • Solid understanding of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook). Design skills coveted.
  • Possess excellent organizational skills, communication and writing skills with attention to detail.
  • Must be self-motivated with ability to take multi-task, take initiative, and work well under pressure in a small office environment.
  • Passion for the arts and music with sense of creativity and humor.
  • Occasionally available to work evenings and weekends, as needed
  • Working knowledge of non-profit fundraising a plus!
To Apply: 

Internships will typically last 4-6 months depending on your school's requirements and a number of hours you are able to commit to on a weekly basis. Submit your resume, cover letter, and a letter of recommendation from an employer or instructor to Michelle Isaac via e-mail at

Salary: This is an unpaid position.

Contact Information
Contact Name: 
Michelle Isaac
Contact Phone Number: 
Development Intern | Chicago Sinfonietta | Chicago Artists Resource


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