development intern

The Development Intern performs a variety of general administrative tasks, including guest and donor correspondence, donor record and file maintenance, data analysis and reporting, and other routine duties.

  • Assists with special onsite programs, tours, and events, occasionally on weekends.  Must be comfortable driving a golf cart.
  • Must be comfortable handling payment information.
  • Must maintain confidentiality of guest and donor information.
  • Independently responds to inquiries by telephone, email, and letter. 
  • Creates general correspondence for signature by the Foundation President, Director of Development and other staff in an independent and timely manner.
  • Assists with organizing and analyzing complex data sets as assigned and preparing corresponding reports and presentations in a clear and concise manner.
  • Provides general office assistance as needed, including making copies, filing, stuffing envelopes, and other routine duties.
  • Records guest book entries into excel worksheets. 
  • Makes “thank you” phone calls to donors who have recently made gifts.
  • Updates donor records in the development database, including address changes, special requests and notations.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

Typing skill of at least 60 words per minute accurately; excellent command of English grammar, syntax and spelling; proficiency with Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint; experience with database applications; ability to work independently; demonstrated dependability, punctuality, efficiency and ability to maintain confidentiality.

schedule and compensation

This is a temporary, part-time position lasting through August 2023. The general schedule is 15-30 hours of work per week and the pay rate is $15/hour (no benefits). The general schedule is Monday through Friday, although occasional evening and weekend work may be required with ample advance notice.

to apply

Please submit a cover letter and résumé via email to  No phone calls please.

about the jamestown rediscovery foundation

A subsidiary of Preservation Virginia, the Jamestown Rediscovery Foundation’s mission is to uncover, preserve, and share Jamestown’s diverse history and its contributions to the foundations of America. Jamestown Rediscovery Foundation does not receive federal or state money for operations. Donations to the private foundation pay for the operation, research, and programming at the fort site.  Jamestown Rediscovery Foundation of Preservation Virginia is an Equal Opportunity Employer.