Development Intern

The Development intern works with the Development team to assist with research, data collection, fundraising campaigns, live events, and to provide general administrative support. The intern will work on a semester-long project based on their interests that will culminate in a presentation to the National Sawdust team. This role will give a broad introduction to the world of fundraising in an arts nonprofit, and will give an enthusiastic self-starter the opportunity to gain critical skills in fundraising.


  • Data collection for funders
  • Data entry in Salesforce database
  • Helping to pick assets for donor correspondence such as monthly newsletters
  • Assistance with grant preparation
  • Prospecting research
  • Assistance with mailing campaigns
  • Assistance at live donor cultivation events
  • Assistance with board meeting preparation
  • Customizable projects based on learning goals


  • Demonstrated passion for performing arts
  • Superior attention to detail
  • Microsoft Word/Research tools/Google drive/Excel + mail merge
  • Preferred: pursuing bachelor’s degree or already have bachelor’s

To apply, please email a resume and cover letter to development@nationalsawdust.org.