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Mark Morris Dance Group: Development (Fundraising) Internship

The Development (Fundraising) Internship provides a unique opportunity for students to gain in-depth insight into the inner-workings of contributed income for a single choreographer institution. The Development Intern will work closely with the Institutional Giving Manager who manages MMDG’s government, corporate, and foundation giving portfolio, gaining knowledge and experience working with private foundation, government, and corporate funders. The Development Intern will gain knowledge and experience working with grant writing and management, database management, and program data analysis among other administrative processes needed for our team to prosper. This internship also provides opportunities to hone writing skills by working on proposal writing and award acknowledgment letters. The Development Intern will be surrounded by a dedicated team whose collective efforts have fostered multi-year fundraising campaigns, successful funding events, and lasting donor relationships. This dynamic internship also provides insight into other departments within our institution, including Education, Community Engagement, Operations, Dance for PD, the Company, and more. (Note: This is an in-person/onsite position.)

Internship Term Dates: June 21st, 2022 - August 19th, 2022

Responsibilities will include, but not be limited to, the following:
  • Assist development team with all aspects of institutional fundraising including cultivation and stewardship, and donor database maintenance.
  • Work with the Institutional Giving Manager: research funding opportunities from current and prospective donors using online databases and prepare prospect profiles; prepare proposals and reports to various funding entities.
  • Work with other members of the Development Department: generate and customize acknowledgment letters, update institutional funder and donor profile records, etc.
  • Attend virtual, hybrid, and in-person performances (schedule permitting)

  • An interest in, and/or appreciation for the arts, performing arts, and Mark Morris’ work 
  • A background and/or interest in writing
  • Combination of creative and analytical thinking skills 
  • Organized and detail-oriented 
  • Strong work ethic 
  • Experience with databases (preferred but not required) 

You will be successful in this role if you are:
  • Curious and eager to learn – You are able to ask questions and are open to broadening your knowledge-base.
  • Excited to apply your expertise – You are ready to use the skills learned in an academic setting or from previous professional experiences.
  • Independent and collaborative – You are able to work autonomously, but also know when to seek advice from your supervisor and how to work as a team member.
  • Creative and intuitive – You are a problem-solver and are able to offer new ideas
  • Passionate about the performing arts – You have an interest in the performing arts community and understand the value of the arts.
  • In alignment with our Core Values of Access, Community, Creativity and Excellence – You work well with others towards a common purpose to achieve shared goals by developing and maintaining responsive, cooperative and mutually beneficial internal and external relationships

Read below, then CLICK on the link to apply:
MMDG Development (Fundraising) Internship
  • Be prepared to submit the following as part of your online application:
  • Cover letter and resume
  • Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.

Address 3 Lafayette Avenue

City Brooklyn

State NY

Zip code 11217

Country US

Contact name Nicole Bryant

Contact email

Due date May 1st, 2022

Age range: 18+ years of age.

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