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Posted: 07/21/2014

Civil War Trust
Development Department

The Civil War Trust is America's largest non-profit organization (501-C3) 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 Department Intern
Internship Opportunity
Washington, DC

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 39,000 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 $50 million dollars over five years to save 20,000 acres.

The Civil War Trust is seeking an intern to help us with our busy season at the end of the year. The intern will provide general assistance to all Development Department team members, including proofing letters and proposals, assisting with identifying foundations for funding and writing grant applications, conducing prospect research, keeping records current in the Raisers Edge database, assisting with cultivation and stewardship activities, helping with mailings and various other duties and projects as assigned.

The Civil War Trust is looking for an individual with a passion for history, as well as good interpersonal, writing and computer skills. Applicants must be proficient in MS office and preferably have office administrative experience. This can be a part-time or full-time position with hours to be determined with the candidate. The intern will work from the Washington, DC office. Please visit our website www.civilwar.org for more information.

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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. Please indicate availability and how many hours you would like to work a week. Electronic applications are preferred, no phone calls please.
Alice Mullis
1156 15th Street NW
Washington, DC 20005

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