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Apr 23 / BARD CEP

Development and Fundraising Internship-Washington, DC.

Organization: American Farmland Trust

Position Title: Development and Fundraising Internship

Location: Washington, DC.

Hours and Compensation: 30 hours/week. Paid.

Application Deadline: We accept intern applications on a rolling basis as interns often have the opportunity to extend their initial term into the next semester.


Internship Description:

American Farmland Trust (AFT) is seeking a part-time Fundraising/ Development intern (20-30 hours/week, schedule flexible) to assist the Development team (beginning and ending dates are flexible). While at AFT, the intern will have the opportunity to work with a supportive and cordial team of Development professionals on a variety of projects, and will learn about multiple facets of individual giving, stewardship and development operations.

The position is essentially administrative. The intern will be helping behind-the-scenes to cultivate, solicit and steward our donors. Different aspects of the work may include identifying and researching prospective donors; preparing correspondence to funders; coordinating mailings; and data entry. We prefer someone who has experience with databases and applications such as MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Raiser’s Edge.

This position is located in our Washington, DC office (near Farragut North/DuPont metros, walking distance from The George Washington University).


Strong research skills. Organized, motivated, and flexible individual interested in learning about fundraising and building support for issues such as conservation and the environment. Attention to detail is very important.


Pay is hourly.

About Our Organization

AFT is the leading national organization dedicated to protecting America’s farm and ranch land, promoting sound farming practices and keeping farmers on the land. As the vital link between farmers, conservationists and policy-makers, we’re focused on ensuring the viability of farms, availability of fresh food and a healthy environment. Since our founding in 1980 by a group of farmers and citizens concerned about the rapid loss of farmland to development, we’ve helped save millions of acres of farmland from development and led the way for establishing sound environmental practices on millions more. Headquartered in Washington, DC, AFT works in various regions of the U.S. For more information, visit our web site:

Contact information

American Farmland Trust

1150 Connecticut Ave, N.W., Suite 600

Washington, DC 20036

How to apply:

No phone calls please. Email resume and cover letter to:[email protected] with the subject line: “Fundraising/ Development Internship”.

DEADLINE: We accept intern applications on a rolling basis as interns often have the opportunity to extend their initial term into the next semester.

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