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Foundations & Government Relations Development Intern

Japan Society's Foundation & Government Relations team seeks applicants for a Spring 2023 fundraising and development internship. This is an excellent opportunity to gain an introductory experience in institutional fundraising and nonprofit management at an internationally-recognized nonprofit cultural organization. The intern will assist with various tasks including, but not limited to:
  • Digitization of department archives
  • Research and reporting on current and prospective foundation and government funders
  • Supporting proposal development for foundation and government grant opportunities including formatting, copy-editing, writing, and brainstorming
  • Assisting with funder relationship management including letter-writing and additional communications
  • Assisting team members with systems and database management
  • Completing general administrative tasks as needed.

The ideal candidate should:
  • Be available to work in our Midtown Manhattan office
  • Be detail and deadline oriented
  • Have the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously in a fast-paced (virtual) environment
  • Be a competent and confident writer
  • Have basic computer skills (experience with Excel, Raiser’s Edge a plus)
  • Have a demonstrated ability to collaborate well in remote and diverse team settings
  • Have a sincere commitment to diversity, equity, access, and inclusion
  • Maintain an interest in Japan or Japanese culture
  • Be interested in nonprofits, fundraising, arts administration/museum management, international relations

Time frame and details:
  • Spring Semester 2023 (January 5 – May 19 with the possibility of extension)
  • 16-20 hours (2-2.5 days) per week

Learning/professional opportunities:
  • Gain first-hand experience in nonprofit fundraising and management
  • Earn academic credit (if approved by your college/university)
  • Receive recommendation letter from supervising team member (upon request after successful completion of internship)

While internships are unpaid, Japan Society values its interns and provides the following benefits:
  • Free admission to Japan Society programs;
  • Free admission for intern and guest to participating New York City museums;