• Development Intern

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    Intern (Full Time)
  • Overview

    The Seminar Network is currently seeking a Development Intern for the Direct Marketing department. This position will focus primarily on working with the Direct Marketing team to build relationships will small-sum donors over the phone and through the written word to help secure prospective donor meetings for fundraisers. The role will also entail a variety of administrative tasks to ensure the efficiency of the broader mail program.


    About Us:

    The Seminar Network builds mission-driven partnerships with individuals, companies, and foundations to drive change in education, communities, business, public policy, and politics that empowers people to improve their lives. We are building a movement of principled business and philanthropic leaders who maximize the value of their contribution of time, talent, and resources to advance a free and open society.


    We are looking for colleagues committed to advancing our mission with energy, commitment, and passion for what they do.


    Our Values:

    Working at The Seminar Network is different from many other organizations. We have a relentless commitment to a culture based on a business philosophy called Market Based Management® (MBM®). Informed by the principles that allow a free and open society to flourish, MBM® prepares individuals to innovate, improve, and transform while fostering a healthy, growing organization that creates long-term value for its clients and supporters and fulfillment for its employees. Ten Guiding Principles that encourage principled thought and action form the MBM® culture: Integrity, Compliance, Value Creation, Principled Entrepreneurship, Customer Focus, Knowledge, Change, Humility, Respect, and Fulfillment.


    • Writing thank you and acknowledgment letters to $100, $250, $500, and $1,000 donors
    • Calling $100+ donors to thank and provide organizational updates related to network priorities
    • Properly track all interactions and actions items with donors in the TSN database
    • Assist with recurring administrative tasks and in-house mailers related to direct marketing
    • Take lead on relevant independent project as discussed with supervisor


    • Natural in-person communication skills, ability to speak confidently and clearly to donors/staff over the phone and in-person
    • Proficient ability to convey impact and strategy to donors through writing, strong penmanship
    • A strong grasp on current political/policy events and organization initiatives to impact those events
    • Detail-oriented, strong organizational skills, and ability to perform administrative tasks


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