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Guest Experience Intern (Spring 2022)

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Company/Organization: Zoo Atlanta


PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: This is an unpaid position intended to provide training and professional experience to students or other appropriate individuals whose career intent includes fundraising, donor stewardship, grant writing, administrative support and other institutional advancement duties. This internship will provide practical entry-level experience by working directly with the Prospect Research & Donor Relations Manager and the entire Advancement team to provide support for day to day administration as well as special projects and events.

• Create and maintain Prospect files, ensuring all required data is entered in the database
• Prepare for and assist with donor and prospect cultivation events
• Assist with setting up and management of donor and prospect meetings and activities
• Assist with correspondence, including giving appeals and acknowledgements
• Assist with maintaining contact report and records
• Assist with recording and management of requests for funding
• Assist with foundation, corporate and individual philanthropic research
• Specific duties may include using online search tools and resources
• Assist, as appropriate, execution of special events and departmental activities
• Other projects as assigned

• Gain professional hands-on experience in fundraising and prospect management at a world-class nonprofit/zoological facility
• Support the Advancement Department by assisting with creating histories of proposals, moves, and donations to the capitol campaign, prospect and donor events, stewardship
• Enhance the productivity and efficiency of the Advancement/Development Department
• Provide excellent service to Zoo Atlanta’s donors and guests
• The chance to further develop professional skills and explore potential careers within zoos
• Gain experience with prospect research, donor relations & stewardship and fundraising events
• The chance to network professionally within one of the world’s most respected zoological and conservation organizations
• A chance to join Zoo Atlanta in its mission of wildlife conservation, education and industry leading research


• Must be 18 years of age or older
• Must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program OR a recent graduate in nonprofit management, social work, or related field
• Must be willing to submit to a background check and provide proof of negative TB test
• Available to intern a minimum of 10 weeks (scheduling can be flexible according to academic schedule and individual needs)
• Available to commit a minimum of 20 hours per week
• Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
• Raiser’s Edge experience is preferred but not required
• Creativity and initiative to follow through on projects is desired
• Energetic and ready to do a variety of jobs
• Candidates must have outstanding communication and organizational skills
• Strong oral and written communication skills
• Organizational, research, and editorial skills
• Must be reliable, flexible and work well in a team oriented environment

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Must be able to lift up to 20 pounds.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: Must be able to work indoors and outdoors in all weather conditions.
Zoo Atlanta is open to the public 363 days out of the year, therefore, all positions at Zoo Atlanta may require employees and interns to work some weekends, holidays, and evenings.

Start Date:


End Date:

, 4/30/22

Additional Info:
Spring Term:
Applications due Monday, November 1
Determination letters sent by Friday, December 3
Term: January 10 – April 30
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