Development and Events Internship

Winter 2020

Join the Freedom Forum Institute’s development team for an exciting and challenging opportunity! Interns at the Freedom Forum Institute are part of a dynamic work environment and participate in many engaging events and programs. Interns have the opportunity to work closely with a small staff and are involved in a variety of projects.

Responsibilities, including but not limited to:

  • Assist in planning and executing VIP, donor and member events.
  • Support membership and donor relations with gift processing and benefits fulfillment.
  • Assist with the production of gift and sponsorship stewardship reports.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of digital fundraising campaigns.
  • Conduct research
  • Help maintain an organized and comprehensive data filing, entry and retrieval system.
  • Provide general department support.


  • Bachelor’s degree or current enrollment in a college or university.
  • Familiarity with data systems and software programs: Microsoft Office, Raiser’s Edge and searching resources (such as Google and Lexis-Nexis).
  • Occasional availability to help support evening events.
  • Coursework and/or demonstrated interest in one or more of these fields: journalism, religious liberty, library science, museum studies, arts or business administration.
  • Interest in fundraising and event planning.
  • Ability to meet deadlines.
  • Mature judgment, discretion and professionalism in communicating information and determining reliability of sources.
  • Careful attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Ability to work effectively in a diverse and fast-paced team environment.

Interns must be available to work at least 2-3 days a week, but scheduling is flexible.

Application Deadline: February 7, 2020

To apply, please send your resume, a letter of interest and the contact information for two references to the Freedom Forum Institute Human Resources Department at [email protected].

Please attach materials as ONE document or PDF and label it LastName_FirstName.

For questions, please contact Cecelia Cizek at [email protected].