Internship, Development, Washington, D.C.
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About Our Internship Program:
Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC) is the nation's leading advocate for trails and the only national organization devoted to converting unused railroad lines into multi-use trails. RTC is dedicated to connecting people and communities by creating a nationwide network of public trails. With headquarters in Washington, D.C., and offices in California, Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania, RTC is a nonprofit public charity carrying out a program of technical assistance and public education.
RTC is looking for interns interested in working on environmental and public policy issues. Interns will provide assistance to the program, development, communications and the administrative department. Job assignments will consist of professional and administrative support. Interns will participate as full-time staff members, including attending staff meetings, retreats and social gatherings. Hours are flexible to accommodate class schedule(s) or other commitments. Generally hours are four days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Summary of this Opportunity:
The Development Department has a full- or part-time internship available. Projects may involve 1) fundraising proposal development and writing; 2) donor correspondence drafting and packaging; 3) foundation and other donor and prospect research; 4) event planning and logistics; and 5) direct mail production, results tracking and analysis. Provide office support such as answering phones, assisting with mailings, filing, copying and preparing appropriate correspondence.
Positions are generally unpaid, though interns will enjoy the benefits of working in downtown Washington, D.C., in the casual but professional RTC National Office. Easily accessible by metro's red, orange and blue lines, the office is located in the heart of the West End, nearly equidistant between the Foggy Bottom and Dupont Circle stations. Nearby cultural attractions include the Smithsonian, historical monuments, and the trendy Dupont Circle and Adams Morgan neighborhoods.
Senior undergrad or master student working towards their degree in non-profit management, business, or fundraising and development seeking on-the-job experience, or professionals looking to hone their skill set. In all internships, excellent writing and communication skills are necessary. RTC operates off a Microsoft Office platform, and experience in Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Outlook is expected. Applicants should be task-oriented, highly organized and possess a strong interest in environmental issues or related studies including trail development.
(Please use one form of transmitting your resume. No phone calls please.) Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume indicating a "Development Internship" preference to:
Attn: Elton A. Clark
Human Resource Manager
The Duke Ellington Building
2121 Ward Court, NW - 5th Floor
Washington, DC 20037
RTC is an equal opportunity employer and seeks qualified candidates regardless of race, color, gender, disability or national origin. Women and diverse applicants are encouraged to apply.