The Phillips Collection's Internship program is open to full-time undergraduate students, full-time graduate students, and recent graduates. The purpose of the internship program is to offer students and recent graduates meaningful work, educational experiences, and real-life practice in their fields of academic study and/or interest.
The intern will work with members of The Phillips Collection's Development staff. Development is responsible for the fundraising activities of the museum, including Membership, Major Gifts, Planned Giving, Corporate Giving, Foundation Giving, Government Funding, Special Events, Music Programs, and Building Rentals.
Duration: Eight continuous weeks and at least 16 to 20 hours per week is preferred. Internship length and schedule may vary depending on the needs of the department.
Academic Credit: Depending on the nature of the internship and approval of the student's college or university, academic credit may be granted for internships. Student applicants should consult their academic advisor for additional information.
*Application deadline dates are as follows:
Spring Internship: December 1
Summer Internship: April 30
Fall Internship: June 1
* Dates are subject to change.
Please submit a résumé, letter of interest, two letters of recommendation, and complete transcripts.
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Under the supervision of the Director of Individual Giving, the intern will provide research and administrative support, while learning a wide variety of skills. Tasks will include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Maintaining files of the department that allows the Phillips' to effectively maintain documentation on donors.
- Assisting with entering and maintaining research information in the Department's fundraising database, Raiser's Edge.
- Conducting research via the internet regarding membership and donor programs in museums nationally.
- Providing administrative support for the Chairman's and Leadership Circle Programs. Chairman's Circle is a group of individuals giving $10,000 to the Museum annually, Leadership Circle individuals give $25,000 to the Phillips annually.
- Providing assistance with Annual Gala, entering guestlist to database.
- Follow-up phone calls for events to confirm whether or not guests are attending.
- Stamping, stuffing, and addressing invitations.
- Performing other duties as assigned.
- Must be comfortable and discreet handling confidential information.
- Strong written and organizational skills.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel.
- Experience with standard office procedures and practices.
- Ability to work independently, thoroughly and with attention to detail.
- Excellent interpersonal skills.
Gallery Educators, Volunteers, Interns, and Temporaries are eligible for the following benefits:
- Complimentary guest admission to museum (subject to availability)
- 20% discount at Museum Shop
- 10% discount at Museum Café
- Invitations to seminars, lectures, lectures, and special events