Development Intern - Schusterman International Center
Hillel Foundation - Washington, DC
Full-time, Internship

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Intern with Hillel’s Development Department and work to support Jewish Life on Campus!

Requested Availability:
Hillel is seeking two interns who can work full time.

As a Hillel Development Department Intern You Will:
Work and develop relationships with professionals and volunteer leaders at a nationally distinguished non-profit organization;

Gain experience working in a professional environment;

Learn about, and contribute to, all aspects of Hillel’s fundraising process;

Develop “Customer Service”/ Donor Relations and other professional skills for the workforce;

Be trained on and develop proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite programs, donor database systems, and other administrative tasks;

Hone your public speaking abilities through donor outreach phone calls.

About Hillel:
The largest Jewish campus organization in the world, Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life provides opportunities for Jewish students at more than 550 colleges and universities to explore and celebrate their Jewish identity through its global network of regional centers, campus Foundations and Hillel student organizations. This dynamic, fast-growing organization seeks creative and entrepreneurial individuals to ensure that Hillel reaches its ambitious system-wide goals.

Hillel's Charles and Lynn Schusterman International Center (SIC) is located in the heart of Washington, D.C. and supports campus Hillels in the areas of institutional advancement, strategic planning, leadership development, fundraising, human resources, fiscal administration, student programming and communications. Hillel's mission is to enrich the lives of Jewish undergraduate and graduate students so that they may enrich the Jewish people and the world. Hillel student leaders, professionals and lay leaders are dedicated to creating a pluralistic, welcoming and inclusive environment for Jewish college students, where they are encouraged to grow intellectually, spiritually and socially. Hillel helps students find a balance in being distinctively Jewish and universally human by encouraging them to pursue Tzedek (social justice), Tikkun Olam (repairing the world) and Jewish learning, and to support Israel and global Jewish peoplehood. Hillel is committed to excellence, innovation, accountability and results.

Hillel was named by The Washington Business Journal as one of Washington’s top 10 non-profits, and the downtown headquarters are located in Chinatown, and just a short distance from Metro Center, making the office accessible from all Metro lines.

Description and Responsibilities:
As a Development Intern at Hillel’s Schusterman International Center , you will work at Hillel’s international headquarters with a dedicated team of fundraisers, and other professionals, to learn professional skills, keys to fundraising success, and immerse yourself in the operation of a non-profit organization with a multi-million dollar fundraising goal.

Some tasks of this position include:
Assist in with Development Donor Relations: answering phone and email inquiries, processing and soliciting donations, making thank you calls;

Assist development operations staff with donor acknowledgements and billing processes;

Update donor correspondence in database, checking for data accuracy;

Research prospects/donors, manage Development Google Alerts and newspaper clippings;

Track donor communications between Development and the Office of the President;

Help with the planning, logistics and follow-up with high-level receptions around the country;

Assist with in-house mailing of letters, tribute cards and other special projects and events;

Assist in a variety of different writing projects;

General administrative and operational support, including filing, faxing, copying, data entry.

This is a paid position.

Supervision and Professional Development Opportunities:
All interns will receive ongoing supervision and mentorship from Hillel staff, in addition to opportunities to meet with Hillel’s top executives and ongoing Jewish and professional enrichment sessions from a variety of local and community educators.

Qualified candidates will possess the following characteristics:

Interns must be motivated and possess an innovative, creative, and problem-solving approach to their work. Additionally, applicants should be: detail oriented, have the ability to multitask, work independently, and be able to properly manage their time.

To Apply:
Please apply at by clicking on “Current Openings.”

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The largest Jewish campus organization in the world, Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life, is committed to creatively empowering...