Intern - PBS Foundation


Arlington, VA 03-07-2023
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  • Paid
  • Internship
  • Entry (0-2 years) Experience
Job Description

PBS Foundation Internship (Hybrid)

Corporate Area: PBS Foundation

Status: Internship/Full-Time/ Hybrid

Supervisor Title: VP and Deputy Director, PBS Foundation

Time Commitment: 40 hours/week, June 2023 – August 2023

Compensation: $15/hour for undergraduate students, $17/hour for graduate students

Position Overview:

The PBS Foundation provides philanthropic support on behalf of the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) and its member stations. In supporting PBS, the PBS Foundation seeks private funds from individuals, foundations, and corporations for priority initiatives and carries out such activities as prospect identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and donor stewardship; generation of proposals; and grants and gift management.

Reporting to the Foundation's Vice President and Deputy Director and working closely with PBS staff, the intern will get the opportunity to work with both the operations team and the fundraising team. This is a wonderful introduction to working in a high performing, fun, and collaborative nonprofit environment.

Key responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

The PBS Foundation intern will assist with communications, event planning and logistics (research locations/virtual events opportunities), help with invitations and invitation list management, supporting stewardship for major donors and Beacon Society members (touch points, drafting communications), updating donor records, and prospect research projects.

Requirements for success:


Work independently

Good research skills
Organizational skills

Desire to learn more about fundraising and working at a foundation

Skills the Intern may gain:

Fundraising Knowledge

Understanding of event management

Communications and Research

Data management

MS productivity suites
Operations management

PBS is an Equal Opportunity Employer in accordance with the EEOC and the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-rjp3qb-34-239-173-144-42 in your application.

Salary Details

Salary Range: $15.00 to $0.00 Per Hour ($ USD)

Company Profile

PBS and our member stations are America’s largest classroom, the nation’s largest stage for the arts and a trusted window to the world. In addition, PBS's educational media helps prepare children for success in school and opens up the world to them in an age-appropriate way.