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The Donor Communications and Research Intern will work to support relationships with key Special Olympics groups such as donors, board members and others. Through database screening and in-depth research on individual prospects, the intern will help the Strategic Gifts team deepen their understanding of new and prospective donors and help recommend new funding opportunities when appropriate. The intern will also play a vital role in the solicitation of grant funding requests, with a goal of completing one full grant application to a major foundation during the term. In addition, the intern will play a role in the day-to-day activities of the team, including work on donor stewardship reports, donor outreach and acknowledgment efforts and logistical coordination for key Special Olympics events such as the 2018 USA Games and the 50th Anniversary celebration. This is a temporary internship that will last approximately 2.5 months, starting on or around June 1 and ending on or around August 15, 2018. The intern will report to Special Olympics office in Washington, DC three days per week.

Primary Responsibilities:

All responsibilities will be in partnership with one or more members of the Strategic Gifts team.

Complete one full grant application during the term

Assist in creation of donor stewardship reports

Research new prospects and funding opportunities; enter findings in tracker

Prospecting new donors and creating donor profiles

Drafting gift acknowledgments

Donor call support

Registration support for honored guests at USA Games and 50th Anniversary

Logistical support for honored guests (hotels, transportation, etc.) - USA Games and 50th Anniversary

General data entry and tracking - USA Games and 50th Anniversary

Qualification Requirements

Excellent written and verbal skills with the ability to communicate with external audiences

Experience in copywriting and editing

Experience in grant writing is a plus

Solid understanding of project management principles

Working knowledge of MS Office; working knowledge of Salesforce is a strong advantage

Excellent communication (oral and written) skills

Outstanding organizational and planning abilities

Proficient command of English

BA/BJ candidate in communications, PR, journalism or other relevant field

Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously

Must be a team player

Affinity to Special Olympics mission and goals

Past/current volunteer experience working with Special Olympics athletes is a plus


Special Olympics, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse staff committed to working in a multicultural environment. Applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans are welcomed and encouraged.

Posted April 16, 2018

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