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Posted: 11/23/2011

Civil War Trust
Development Department

The Civil War Trust is America's largest non-profit organization devoted to the preservation of our nation's endangered Civil War battlefields. The Trust also promotes educational programs and heritage tourism initiatives to inform the public of the war's history and the fundamental conflicts that sparked it.

Development Intern
Internship Opportunity
Washington, DC, DC
Open Until
Until Filled


Are you interested in working with a nationally-known organization that is making a difference in preserving our nations Civil War heritage? Do you want to gain skills and knowledge about how successful non-profits raise money, and how they use that money effectively to fulfill their mission? If you are interested in history, preservation, and raising money for important causes, this may be the internship for you.


The Civil War Trust is the nations largest organization dedicated to preserving Civil War battlefields. The Trust has successfully preserved over 31,000 acres in 20 states. We are in the midst of commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War, and we have announced a Capital Campaign with a goal of raising $40 million dollars over five years to save 20,000 acres.


The Civil War Trust is seeking an intern for the Spring Semester to assist the development department as we move forward with our Capital Campaign. This intern will assist with donor and prospect research, which includes compiling membership and biographical information about specific donors. The intern will also take part in an ongoing Civil War by State research project, which requires the use of secondary sources. The intern will also assist with data entry in Raisers Edge to ensure the constituent database is up to date. Other duties include various administrative duties as needed.


The Civil War Trust is looking for students with a passion for history, as well as good interpersonal, writing and computer skills. Applicants proficient in MS office are preferred. This is a part-time position with hours to be determined with the candidate. Please visit our website www.civilwar.org for more information.


How to apply
To apply, please send your cover letter, résumé, and one brief writing sample (no more than five pages, excerpts from a larger work is fine) to Alice Mullis at amullis@civilwar.org or to 1156 15th Street NW, Suite 900, Washington, DC 20005. Electronic applications are preferred, no phone calls please.
1156 15th Street NW, Suite 900
Washington, DC 20005

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