Development Intern

Job title Development Intern
Company Name Savannah Music Festival
Location Savannah
Date Posted Thursday, May 17, 2018
Job Type Intern


Savannah Music Festival
Development Internship
Timeframe: June – August 2018
Approximately 150 hours (approximately 15 hours per week)

The Development internship is available for undergraduate or graduate credit based on individual school requirements. A modest stipend will be issued upon successful completion of the internship. The schedule is flexible, although a minimum of 10 hours per week is required. During their Summer Internship, students will gain experience in the following areas: special event planning and management, donor and sponsor relations, databases, fundraising best practices, nonprofit and arts administration.

Special event assistance:
Assist with planning of SMF’s 2019 calendar of special and donor events to include venue research, proposal comparisons and community calendar consultation to ensure optimal event execution and guest experience

Special events and donor parties might include but are not limited to: 2019 Season Announcement Donor Party, Semester-End education concert and donor luncheons, House Concerts, Concert Circle Soiree, Chairman’s Invitational, Festival Fete, Festival Finale, Reception with Chamber Musicians, Artistic Directors’ Brunch, Jazz on the River, Swing Central Jazz workshops and Acoustic Music Seminar open master classes

Corporate sponsor/ donor benefit fulfillment and satisfaction:
Assist with the development and execution of stewardship surveys to select donor groups; tally and report on feedback and findings; review current offerings compared to like organizations and giving levels; identify opportunities for consideration

Database and research:
Assist with segmentation of donor and prospect list(s); perform research on select potential individual, corporate and foundation prospects; data entry and use of SMF’s constituent relationship management system to generate reports

Duties may also include:
Proofreading Development Department collateral to include but not be limited to: solicitation letters, e-newsletter copy, website copy and donor and sponsor listings, brochures, etc.; attendance at monthly Development Committee meetings; assisting with meeting preparations; peer institutional research; filing; assisting with mailings and other duties as requested

Strong verbal and written communication skills
Ability to prioritize, multi-task, plan and organize details
Familiarity with Mac OS and Microsoft Office Suite

Megan Kerley, Development Director
912-234-3378 ext. 107
912-433-1194 (mobile)