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Organization Overview and Opportunity
Pioneer Institute is a distinguished 501(c)3 non-profit free-market think tank with a proven track record of significant impact in Massachusetts and across the nation. Dedicated to non-ideological, data-driven research and a professional and non-partisan culture, the Institute’s mission is to develop and freely communicate ideas and public policy that advance prosperity and vibrant civic life. The Institute measures success as a thriving society in which citizens have access to excellent education, healthcare, transportation and economic opportunity. The Institute advocates for limited, accountable, and transparent government.

The Institute is well run and has a passionate staff, including recognized, first-class policy experts. For more information, please visit

The Development Intern will assist our Development team in a variety of roles, including:
  • Assisting with event preparation and execution
  • Conducting donor research and assisting with identification of prospects
  • Supporting digital programming and webinar series
  • Creating and updating outreach and mailing lists
  • Proofreading grant applications and reports
  • Drafting and editing fundraising materials
  • Providing additional administrative support to the Development team as needed

The ideal candidate will be entering their third or fourth year of college with a major in political science, journalism, economics, communications, or a range of areas relevant to think tank work. We’re looking for an intern who is committed to our nonprofit, public-interest mission and values. The following characteristics will help the intern maximize their educational experience at Pioneer Institute:
  • General interest in fundraising or nonprofit administration
  • Strong writing, research, and problem-solving abilities
  • Highly motivated self-starter with excellent written/oral communication skills
  • Familiarity with social media platforms and strategy
  • Throughout the course of the internship, the Development Intern will gain valuable nonprofit experience, learning and refining critical skills such as fundraising, marketing, grant writing, communications, and event planning.

Length of Internship
As detailed above, all internships will start in mid- to late May and will continue until the end of July or early August (10 weeks). Interns will be expected to commit to the equivalent of two full-time days per week. 

Pioneer will provide each intern a stipend of $2,500 upon successful completion of the internship.

How to Apply
To apply, please forward a resume and a cover letter specifying the role for which you seek consideration to Caitlin Marple at

Please be sure to include in your cover letter details regarding your interest in Pioneer and what you would gain from your experience with the organization.

The deadline for submission of all materials is Friday, February 10, 2023, by the close of business.