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Business Development Intern

Education Week the leading source of independent, hard-hitting news and information on the education world is seeking a Development Intern.

Company Overview

Education Week is America’s most trusted source of K-12 education news, analysis, and opinion, is a digital-first news operation with a 37-year track record in print and online journalism that is dedicated to raising the level of awareness and understanding among professionals and the public of important issues in American education.

Education Week is a non-profit media organization that serves the nation’s leading K-12 policymakers, educators, researchers, marketers and other influencers with informed, independent and highly-respected journalism and research, with the goal of improving U.S. K-12 education. 

Education Week is a vibrant workplace that is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Bethesda, MD. We are within short walking distance of numerous restaurants and shops, the Metro, and are adjacent to The Capital Crescent Trail. We value innovation, leadership, and forward-thinking, and provide a friendly, intellectual, challenging work environment where employees can thrive and grow professionally.

Job Summary

The Development department is a crucial division within Education Week. The revenue driven by this department’s operation has been key to the organizations historical excellence in nonprofit journalism. Education Week works constantly to grow and innovate, by increasing editorial capacity, advancing digital storytelling, and serving its audience across media platforms. All that work has been supported, in part, by philanthropic dollars.

As Education Week continues to build on its success, the Development department is hiring a Development Intern to our growing and collaborative team.

The individual that will excel in this position will be highly motivated, interested in expanding his/her skill sets relating to fundraising, nonprofit management, communications, and marketing, and excited by the opportunity to help support the mission of an industry-leading nonprofit media company. The Development Intern will contribute to new lines of development work to strengthen and expand our fundraising efforts. The position will work with the Director of Development to support Education Week’s Vice President and Development department in a full range of fundraising initiatives.

The hourly rate for this paid internship is $12.50 per hour, with an expected commitment of 20 to 29 hours per week.  Strong consideration will be given to candidates able to commit to the position through the end of August 2020.  Seeking candidates that can start by October 21, 2019

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Play a supporting role in grant administration, writing, and reporting
  • Assist in researching new fundraising prospects to diversify Education Week’s grant revenue
  • Draft, proofread, and edit documents, including presentations, proposals, emails and reports 
  • Support the Director of Development with database buildout—building processes to track and report on grant funding
  • Work on special projects as applicable that will support the advancement of Education Week’s development goals 
  • Assist with tracking award submissions, outcomes, and monitor prospective awards
  • Participate, with due preparation, in meetings needed to further Education Week’s products, projects, and priorities.
  • May be required to perform other duties as requested, directed or assigned

Qualifications and Skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree, or in process of obtaining, 0-1 years related experience
  • Basic knowledge or interest in the field of nonprofit fundraising/development
  • Strong communication and writing skills
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office and Outlook. Advance knowledge of Excel
  • Detail-oriented, deadline-focused, and able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Strong desire and ability to embrace and learn new technologies (Preferred knowledge and understanding of database systems)
  • Ability to work independently with some supervision, good time management, organizational and prioritization skills
  • Extremely ethical, conscientious, and displays a high level of integrity
  • Preferred Skills:
    • Fundamental knowledge and understanding:
      • Access
      • Salesforce
      • Foundation Directory Online
    • Experience in InDesign and Photoshop
    • Previous fundraising experience

Education Week is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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