Career Opportunity

Development and Events Intern

Website JFK Library Foundation

Historic, visionary institution seeks an intern through May 2023 for 12 to 16 hours per week to support its Development Department. Reporting to the Director of Development Events and Operations and Development Events and Stewardship Coordinator, Development interns contribute to the success of John F. Kennedy Library Foundation programs, initiatives, and events. This is an ideal internship for an individual seeking to be exposed to the work of a dynamic nonprofit, and gain valuable skills in event execution, customer service, and database maintenance.

Learning Objectives:

1. Build professional collaboration skills: experience being part of a team that crafts a mission- driven cultural experience;

2. Develop awareness of the many facets of development operations in a non-profit organization, including: stewardship of Board and donors, along with data entry operations;

3. Strengthen interpersonal skills and the ability to satisfy the requests of various staff members— supervisors, event attendees / visitors, principals, and advance teams—with grace and diplomacy.

Responsibilities include:

• Contributing to preparations and providing day of staffing for events and programs, such as the May Dinner gala and Profile in Courage Award Ceremony on May 7, 2023; private donor events, Board activities; the John F. Kennedy New Frontier Awards, and more;
• Processing contributions to the Foundation
• Helping to maintain the Department’s CRM, Salesforce: completing data entry and updates, reviewing lists, pulling reports, performing data hygiene checks, and other items as assigned;
• Communicating with donors, including members of the Board of Directors and Advisors, and provide superior customer service;
• Preparing and assembling mailings
• Conducting research for briefs on donors and potential funders;
• Performing administrative tasks, such as drafting correspondence, updating webpages, answering donor inquiries, maintaining accurate electronic and paper files, and more;
• Other duties as assigned.

• High school diploma or equivalent required
• Enthusiasm and desire to make an impact on a mission-driven team with strong work ethic.
• Detail-oriented with superior organizational skills and an ability to handle confidential information with discretion
• Strong command of MS Word, Excel, and Powerpoint
• Flexibility to work occasional evening and weekend events (dates will be provided) is ideal
• Eager to learn and work with the development department in a non-profit;
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
• Strong organizational skills, with ability to prioritize and manage multiple shifting requests;



To apply:

Please send a cover letter, resume, and at least three references under the subject line “Development Internship” to:

Sarina Sadana
Director of Development Events and Operations
John F. Kennedy Library Foundation
Columbia Point
Boston, MA 02125

Applications without a cover letter will not be considered. No phone calls please.