Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum: Development Intern (Winter/Spring 2020)


Scope of Internship:

The Development Intern will gain insight into the inner workings of a busy, successful museum development office. This internship is an ideal opportunity to learn Tessitura Network, the top development database used among non-profit organizations, as well as to gain familiarity with electronic record-keeping processes. The intern will receive database training and an entry-level understanding of prospect management and research. Additionally, s/he will provide assistance in all aspects of Institutional and Individual Giving.



  • Index and upload key development correspondence
  • Enhance donor records through proactive research and data entry
  • Assist at museum special events, when needed
  • Assist with special event invitations, solicitations, and fulfillment mailings
  • Other administrative duties as assigned
  • Interest and enthusiasm to learn about Development
  • Ability to handle confidential material with discretion
  • Meticulous attention to detail 
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Able to participate as part of a creative and energetic development team
  • Able to commit to a regular work schedule 
  • Able to multitask and work independently on projects
  • Sense of humor and flexibility are essential


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