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Development Institutional Relations Summer Intern (Summer 2023)

Location:          New York
Department:       Development
Reports to:        Manager, Institutional Relations
Job Type:          Temporary
FLSA Status:       Non-Exempt (Overtime-Eligible)
Compensation:     $15.00/hour
Est. Start Date:     June 2023
Preferred Schedule: TBD

Asia Society’s Development department is seeking an energetic intern to assist in activities across our dynamic team, which collaboratively raises funds from individuals, corporates, foundations, and governments. The Development intern will contribute to key activities of the department, including but not limited to planning and promotion for our marquee Asia Game Changer Awards fundraising gala, donor data management, and donor prospect research. This is a great opportunity to gain direct experience of a wide range of development functions at a global non-profit working to navigate shared futures for Asia and the world across the fields of arts and culture, policy, and education.
The Development Intern will develop confidence and marketable skills by engaging in or assisting with a number of substantive activities and projects that have a beginning, middle, and end, thereby making possible the articulation of achieved results. The position will sit on Asia Society’s executive floor in close proximity to senior leadership and interact regularly with all members of the Development team, including the Chief Development Officer. The internship will provide exposure
to senior Asia Society leadership and mentorship by a diverse group of experienced professionals.

  • Assist with the organization, marketing, and execution of the Asia Game Changer Awards, researching major donors, generating promotional and informational materials, managing online communications, and assisting with event coordination and logistical duties.
  • Contribute to research on prospective foundation and government donors across arts, policy, and education, identifying strong alignments between Asia Society programming and funder priorities.
  • Other tasks, as assigned.

  • Current undergraduate student.
  • Some knowledge of non-profit development operations and an interest in international relations, the arts, and/or education preferred.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Active approach to time and task management, and strong attention to detail.
  • Experience with data management (Salesforce or a similar CRM preferred).
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office required.

Asia Society, founded by John D. Rockefeller the 3rd in 1956, is a global non-profit dedicated to identifying future pathways for Asia and the world which enhance peace, prosperity, freedom, equality, and sustainability. Headquartered in New York City, with 15 centers located in Asia, Europe, and the U.S., the Asia Society has a dynamic and impressive board of trustees of more than 70 international leaders representing thought leadership in policy, the arts, and education as well as in governance and philanthropy.
Asia Society is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive, and empowering workplace. Asia Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer who values diversity in the workplace. Women and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply. We believe that engaging staff, interns, and volunteers with diverse backgrounds enables us to better realize our mission of navigating shared futures.

All interested applicants must submit a resume/CV and cover letter to: and include “Summer Internship” in the subject line.