Fall Advancement Communications Internship


The Intern, who will report to the Coordinator of Donor Engagement and Stewardship, will assist with stewardship and communications projects. He/she may have the opportunity to sit in division and departmental meetings; he/she may also be asked to work in other departments within the Advancement division. This is a great opportunity to learn about the fundraising field at a wonderful Boston institution.

Department Summary

The Advancement division at the Museum of Science is responsible for all fundraising efforts at the Museum. The division comprises of the following departments: Annual Giving; Leadership and Planned Gifts; Corporate, Foundation, and Government (CG&F) Relations; Special Events; Research; Data Management; Communications and Donor Relations. Staff in these divisions research potential and existing donors and funding sources, write proposals and reports, and coordinate cultivation and stewardship of all individual and CG&F donors.


- Help collect information for writing projects (e.g. from fund managers for endowed fund reports)
- Coordinate birthday card mailings
- Assist with special events
- Entering new/additional information into Millennium database
- Help coordinate Annual Report donor list review
- Data entry, filing, research, and other duties for the gift acknowledgment process and other projects as assigned by the Coordinator or other members of the Advancement team

Minimum Qualifications

- College-level applicant
- Basic computer skills including Microsoft Office and ability to learn the department’s fundraising database (JSI Millennium)
- Interest in fundraising and/or nonprofit management and communications
- Strict attention to detail, accuracy, and confidentiality (imperative)
- General office experience a plus
- Comfort with multitasking in a high energy environment
- Ability to work independently
- There will be a mandatory orientation on Saturday, September 27th from 1:00 – 5:00 pm, in addition to 3 Professional Development Workshops during the semester.

Additional Details

Hours / Days Per Week

14-21 hours/week within Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm


Unpaid and/or for course credit


Fall 2014 (September – December)

How To Apply

In order to be considered for an internship, please email the internship program coordinator with the following:

  • The exact internship position title in the subject line
  • A cover letter detailing your interest in and relevant experience related to a specific internship position
  • A resumé that includes contact information of three references

You may apply for multiple positions; please send a separate email with a tailored cover letter for each position. Emails are preferred and can be processed more quickly. However, we are also able to accept cover letters and resumés by mail or fax if necessary:

Mail to:

Internship Program Coordinator Museum of Science Science Park Boston, MA 02114

617-589-0362 (FAX) interncoordinator@mos.org

Equal Opportunity Employer

The Museum of Science seeks to recruit, hire, develop, promote, and retain individuals from racially and culturally diverse backgrounds and persons with disabilities. We strive to create and sustain a more affirming environment for all staff, interns, volunteers, trustees and overseers. We value expertise gained at the Museum and encourage professional development and career growth.