Philanthropic Services Intern
American Humane Association seeks a self-motivated individual looking to gain fundraising experience to join the Philanthropic Services team in our Washington D.C. headquarters office. The Philanthropic Services Intern will be an integral part of a tight-knit Philanthropic Services Team, working to provide overarching support to fundraising efforts that benefit American Humane Association.
For 135 years American Humane Association has been the nation’s leading voice for the protection of children and animals, the most vulnerable in our communities. As one of this country’s oldest humanitarian groups – and the only one devoted to this dual mission and the power of the human-animal bond - American Humane Association has since 1877 been at the forefront of virtually every major advance in the prevention of abuse and neglect and the promotion of wellbeing of our most precious assets.
· Assists Philanthropic Services unit with updating and maintaining records in the donor database, including accurate entry of contacts, activities, proposals and reports.
· Works in conjunction with Philanthropic Services unit to process and acknowledge contributions from donors and coordinates mail merges and mass mailings.
· Supports Philanthropic Services unit in the planning and execution of cultivation and stewardship events.
· Proof reads, edits and finalizes letters, proposals and reports.
· Assists with various projects including creating spreadsheets, PowerPoint presentations and donor marketing materials.
· Conducts background research on prospective donors and partners and presents information in a concise, detailed format.
· Performs other duties as assigned.
· Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail and ability to prioritize tasks in order to meet deadlines.
· Exceptional written and oral communication skills with the ability to proofread, edit, and clearly and concisely summarize information.
· Strong research and analytical skills. Ability to investigate an issue, ask thoughtful questions and recommend possible solutions.
· Flexibility to work independently and as part of a team.
· Use discretion and maintain confidentiality when dealing with sensitive information.
· Conduct oneself in a professional manner at all times with both internal staff and external constituents.
· Ability to quickly learn software specific to the department or institution (i.e. Windows, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Raiser’s Edge).
The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of essential functions, responsibilities or requirements.
American Humane Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer.