Museum of Science Internships

  Annual Fund Internship

Museum of Science, Boston



The Annual Giving Division, within the Advancement Department at the Museum of Science currently generates $2.8 million per year and has an average of 2,000 donors yearly. The Department uses a variety of fundraising techniques to raise new and repeat unrestricted operating revenue including solicitations via mail, phone, and email, as well as personal and volunteer solicitation efforts. The Annual Giving Department also implements cultivation and stewardship plans for its donors with an emphasis on the Explorer and Discoverer giving societies and its young professional group, the Innovators.


The Annual Fund Intern will assist the Annual Giving Division with a variety of projects that support efforts to renew, acquire, cultivate and steward Museum donors. Through helping with donor outreach efforts, event planning, research and other strategies, the intern will insight into the role that philanthropy plays in the Museum as well as a better understanding of fundraising as a whole.


  • Collaborate with the Annual Fund team and various Museum departments on a variety of projects including:
  • Organizing solicitation and invitation mailings.
  • Data preparation, analysis, and work within the department's fundraising database. 
  • Drafting letters and newsletter articles. 
  • Thanking donors for gifts through phone and email. 
  • Help coordinating and contributing to Annual Fund events.
  • Interacting with Museum donors, partners and volunteers.
  • Provide general administrative support to the Annual Fund team.


        • Interest in fundraising and/or non-profit management.

  • Customer service experience as exhibited by strong communication and interpersonal skillsComfort with all means of professional communication (face-to-face, email, phone, etc.)
  • Demonstrated ability to work on multiple projects while paying close attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Ability to work independently and within groups.
  • Prior experience working with computer programs including word processing, spreadsheet and database applications.


    • Experience with events, college phonathons or other volunteer fundraising programs.
    • Experience working with fundraising software such as Raiser's Edge, Millennium and/or Tessitura


Winter/Spring 2019 ( January-May)


20-28 hrs/week Monday through Friday. Some opportunities to work evening hours for events. Flexible schedule to fit around classes.




Intern benefits include free parking in the Museum garage, close proximity to the Green Line, free admission, discounts in the Museum store and café and much more!

The Museum of Science is fully committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and to attracting, retaining, developing and promoting the most qualified employees without regard to their race, gender, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, veteran status, or any other characteristic prohibited by federal, state or local law. We are dedicated to providing a work environment free from discrimination and harassment, and where employees are treated with respect and dignity.

No phone inquiries, please. Qualified applicants will be contacted within two to four weeks of initial application.

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