SUMMER 2022 CSIS Development Office Internship

CSIS seeks an intern to support the Development Office. The Development Office Intern is part of the development team at CSIS that strategically develops and strengthens financial support from corporations, foundations, governments, and individuals to advance CSIS’s institutional goals and objectives. The development team seeks an energetic, detailed-oriented individual to assist with donor prospecting and retention, research, and provide general administrative support. The internship would offer an opportunity to acquire experience and exposure to fundraising with corporate and foundation partners while gaining a broader understanding of international affairs. This opportunity is paid and full-time.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.


  • Writing technical materials such as donor briefs, proposals, and reports related to development and fundraising
  • Helping to maintain a database of donors and prospects, namely updating mailing information of donors; maintaining records of donor contacts
  • Conducting prospect research to identify potential corporate, individual, foundation, and government donors
  • Assisting in the logistics for meetings, roundtables, and high-level events with internal staff, donors, and the public, including coordinating materials for guests for monthly events
  • Helping to assemble solicitations and other materials for corporate and foundation donors
  • Assist with regular mailings of acknowledgment letters, renewal notices, and outreach materials
  • Assisting with ad hoc projects for the Development Office as the need arises
  • Must be able to work full time (3 months consecutively)


  • Must be at least a college junior, graduate student, or a recent graduate
  • Must have at least a 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) from an accredited U.S. institution or equivalent from a non-U.S. institution
  • Excellent research, writing, editing, and proofreading skills with the ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment with the ability to work well under deadlines and with competing tasks
  • Keen attention to detail and highly organized
  • High level of proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint
  • Strong interpersonal skills with a positive, ‘can-do’ attitude
  • Knowledge of and interest in international relations, nonprofit management, fundraising, and communications preferred, but not required
  • Knowledge of Salesforce or similar CRM applications is a plus
  • Ability to work independently

For more information and to apply, click here.


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