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Development and Philanthropy Internship

Development and Philanthropy Internship

Position Summary
The Florida Aquarium Development and Philanthropy internship offers a well-rounded, educational experience working with our Development team in the world of fundraising and philanthropy. Interns will have the opportunity to learn and explore the many different sectors within this field while simultaneously working closely with team members to gain experience in donor and database management, donor-centric communications, prospecting and project management.

Responsibilities (including but not limited to)

  • Support database management for donors, grants and foundations
  • Donor prospecting
  • Assist with donor communications (content creation, mailings, e-comms, newsletters, etc.)
  • Support special events
  • Support donor relations and fulfillment of sponsor deliverables
  • Administrative support


  • Must be college freshman or higher with a minimum GPA of 2.75 OR up to six months post-graduate
  • Unimpeachable ethical standards and personal integrity
  • Previous experience with events or fundraising preferred
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Ability to think and work independently within a professional setting
  • Strong work ethic
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • A desire to learn about fundraising and philanthropy, and to grow academically and professionally

Time Commitment

  • 16 hours per week. Work days are primarily Monday–Friday from 9 AM–5 PM. Days and hours are flexible.
  • Some weekend or extended hours may be required for special events.

Please note: This internship is unpaid and complies with the Fair Labor Standard Act. Interns must make their own accommodation and transportation arrangements.

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