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Development Intern

  • Washington, District of Columbia
  • Posted on Thursday, November 9, 2017

African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) has an immediate opening for a qualified Development Intern to work in the Data Services Department. The Development Intern will work in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment to support AWF’s Data Services team during our busiest time of year.

We are looking for someone who can dedicate between 12-15 hours a week for a period of three months. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume. 


  • Assist in prospect research and mailings, inclusive of both private individuals and community foundations.
  • Provide administrative support for the fundraising staff with tasks such as writing thank you notes or making thank you calls as well as entering any information collected into our database of record.
  • Assist in the production of solicitation and acknowledgment materials by editing with close attention to detail.
  • Work with the Data Services Coordinator to support database management including various data hygiene projects and end of year fundraising tasks.
  • Support the Office Assistant in providing customer service support to the member base by answering calls to the AWF general phone line.


  • Good penmanship and copy editing skills a must.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong research and computer skills are ideal.
  • Creative, analytical thinker with keen attention to detail.
  • Interest in philanthropy and non-profit development is encouraged.
  • Experience with The Raiser’s Edge is a plus, but not necessary.

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