Major Gifts Internship – Spring 2014 New York Public Radio – New York, NY

Major Gifts Internship – Spring 2014
New York Public Radio – New York, NY


New York Public Radio (NYPR) seeks an intern to be part of a 24 member Development and Membership department that is tasked with raising over $29 million from individuals and foundations.

Intern will be in the Major Gifts program, which cultivates and solicits donors with potential to give annual gifts of at least $25,000.


The Major Gifts and Research Intern’s will learn how to:
Complete brief profiles of prospects attending events

Complete full profiles of donors and prospects in advance of one on one meetings

Research other organization’s top donors to identify donors for with potential to upgrade and their interests

Monitoring online publications and alerting staff to relevant news about major donors

Work with patron, major gift, and event teams to create a mechanism to track and analyze event attendance and follow-up.

Participate in fundraising by writing personal outreach letters, including solicitations, program updates and other donor-relations correspondence, which incorporates donors’ and prospects’ interests.

Collaborate on the development of engagement strategies, including documenting donor interests in the fundraising database and monitoring New York Public Radio programming activities to identify opportunities for connection.

Collaborate with Patron Program staff to ensure smooth operations of the individual giving team.

Assist in the preparation and facilitation of donor special events.

Assist with gift processing and donor acknowledgement letters.

Assisting with filing and administrative tasks as necessary.

Additional duties and special projects as assigned.

Expected time commitment: 3 days a week for 7 hours each day. Schedule is flexible.


Must be highly energetic with keen interest in building donor relationships and understanding the fundamentals of fundraising for a public radio station. Strong written and verbal communications skills. A passion for public media is essential. To perform this volunteer position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.

Please submit cover letter with availability and resume. New York Public Radio must receive all information requested in order to consider your candidacy.

New York Public Radio is an Equal Opportunity Employer and invites and encourages qualified applicants from all walks of life.
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