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Michelle Isaac

Development Intern | Chicago Sinfonietta

We are currently accepting resumes for a Development internship position with our organization. The Development Intern will receive a comprehensive overview of fundraising for a non-profit performing arts organizations. The position is unpaid; however includes hands-on education, one-on-one mentoring with senior staff members and assistance in receiving academic credit (if available).


Internship responsibilities include but may not be limited to:

Perform funder and prospect research

Assist in writing funding requests for organization

Assist and facilitate with fundraising efforts for special events and concerts

Assemble materials for solicitations, meetings, concerts, and events

Data entry in our database management system, Salesforce

Be a liaison for the organization to various stakeholders including Board Members, donors, volunteers, and guests

Provide general office support including written and electronic communication, answering phones, copying, mailing, and various other administrative tasks as assigned

Ideal Qualifications

Hard-working undergraduate or graduate student studying arts, music, management, development, marketing or a related field. Students pursuing a master’s degree in arts administration degree preferred.

Solid understanding of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook). Design skills coveted.

Possess excellent organizational skills, communication and writing skills with attention to detail.

Must be self-motivated with the ability to take multi-task, take initiative, and work well under pressure in a small office environment.

Passion for the arts and music with a sense of creativity and humor.

Occasionally available to work evenings and weekends, as needed

Working knowledge of non-profit fundraising a plus!

We are looking to fill one position for 9 months and another position for 4-6 months. Submit your resume, cover letter, and writing sample to Michelle Isaac via e-mail at

Salary: This is an unpaid position, but available for academic credit where available.

Contact Info:
Michelle Isaac
Job Type: Unpaid Internship
Location: Chicago