University Advancement at William & Mary offers the following internships to all enrolled students.Unless otherwise specified, interns will work in our Discovery Park offices in New Town and will learn valuable skills while contributing to our philanthropic efforts. Transportation is not provided. Send any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Internship Description and Duties:
The internship will provide the opportunity to learn the operation of professional video equipment including composition and basic lighting principles, as well as, non-linear editing.
Duties may include: research assistance during early stages of preproduction; assisting with setup and shooting during production; and, logging footage and file management during post-production.
Upon completion of introductory training, the intern will be assigned various projects including (2) W&M in 30’s to expand the content generated for current and future students and (1) 2-3 minute video highlighting a campus story of impact to be incorporated into campaign content.
• Basic knowledge of video production including non-linear editing is preferred
• Punctuality, strong work ethic, reliability, good communication skills
• Ability to follow instructions and work with minimal supervision
Flexible schedule mostly during typical business hours of 8AM – 5PM. The nature of
some tasks may require occasional work outside normal business hours.
This position will require transportation of some form (car, bus, trolley) to and from New
Town. Please take this into account when considering applying for this intern position.
Internship Description & Duties
The Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations (CFR) in University Advancement is seeking an undergraduate intern for Fall 2019 and Spring 2020. The intern will learn about private sources of funding, while helping CFR support William & Mary’s fundraising priorities and goals.
The intern will complete a total of 100 hours each semester, working approximately 8 - 10 hours weekly, in 3-4 hour shifts. During this time, he/she will work with the CFR team to undertake some of the following tasks:
- Collect and synthesize information about academic departments and programs to assist with grant proposal development
- Conduct research on the program and giving interests of potential corporate and foundation donors using Foundation Directory Online (FDO) and other sources
- Help maintain proposal and report tracking systems
- Provide some basic administrative support such as addressing mailings, making labels, filing, preparing fax cover sheets, scanning paper to electronic files, and compiling PDF’s
- Staff some of W&M’s most exciting events for alumni, such as Homecoming and One Tribe One Day
The ideal candidate possesses demonstrated interest, experience and/or skills in one or more of the following areas:
- Research and analysis, especially facility with using online databases and ability to synthesize large amounts of data
- Writing and oral communication
- Use of Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat and/or other commonly used software packages
Upon completion of the internship, the intern will have:
- Gained experience in supporting foundation and corporate fundraising for higher education, including conducting targeted prospect research
- Expanded their verbal and written communication skills to include professional communication and technical writing
- Gained valuable institutional knowledge about William & Mary
- Collaborated with other offices and departments in Advancement to learn about how they support William & Mary’s mission
Internship Description & Duties
The Office of Stewardship & Advancement Events is seeking an undergraduate student with strong writing and editorial skills. The Stewardship Intern will gain practical writing experience by drafting, proofreading and editing communications and articles for the Stewardship team in Advancement. Candidates should possess exceptional skills in English grammar, project management, research and oral and written communications.
- Draft and edit profiles of professors with named professorships; coordinate with faculty across campus to gather information, research and produce a final report to include with university endowment reports
- Draft and edit donor profiles for events and other uses
- Write/edit narratives for fund use for university endowment reports
- Draft new descriptions for endowment and expendable funds, and review and edit current descriptions
- Review and edit profiles of scholarship students
- Draft email communications to scholarship students
- Draft articles on the progress of the Scholarships Impact Fund and other impact areas targeted for stewardship efforts
- Assist with drafting and editing articles for the President’s Report
- Assist with writing gift acknowledgements to donors
- Other duties, as assigned.
- Current Sophomore/Junior/Senior
- English, Marketing, Creative Writing majors/minors preferred
- Strong writing ability, preferably with experience beyond academic writing
- Experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel)
- Ability to work in a relational database (training provided)
- Research experience
- Ability to follow university and department style guides (training provided)
Hours: up to 10 hours/week
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