Development Intern

The Development Department is seeking a high-energy, detail-oriented intern with a keen interest in fundraising and research. This internship is an excellent opportunity for a college or graduate student to gain first-hand professional experience in a museum, with introductions to membership, major gifts, and grant writing. The ideal candidate is an individual with a passion for museums and the ability to think creatively in a bustling cultural institution.

Department: Development
Reports to: Deputy Director of Development and Assistant to the Deputy Director of Development
Date posted: October 18, 2018
FLSA Status: Unpaid Internship
Schedule: Flexible; Minimum 10 hours per week


  • Researching museum donors and gift histories, helping us make connections to future institutional fundraising goals  
  • Creating an organized system for disseminating the researched data on an institutional level
  • Occasional miscellaneous projects, as assigned


  • Excellent communication, written, and organizational skills
  • Positive, can-do attitude with a creative stride
  • Detail-oriented with the ability to work independently and meet deadlines
  • Thorough knowledge of Word and Excel
  • Interest in learning about fundraising in a major New York City cultural institution
  • Ability to communicate and work with staff of all levels
  • Passion for museums
  • Ability to respect matters of confidentiality
  • B.A./B.S. or M.A. candidate

Please submit resume, cover letter and internship application to:

Human Resources Coordinator
The Jewish Museum
1109 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10128


The Jewish Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.