Development Internship – Kelly Strayhorn Theater – Pittsburgh, PA

Kelly Strayhorn Theater

Kelly Strayhorn Theater is a vibrant and vital multi-arts presenter. We encourage, enable, and empower an entire spectrum of small- and medium-sized arts groups, which, in turn, enrich both the artistic climate of Pittsburgh and the economic development of East Liberty.


To provide knowledgeable assistance to leadership in the long-term fundraising strategy of the Kelly Strayhorn Theater. The experience of working in a real-time situation will complement the intern’s previous or current academic work in the arts, arts/non-profit administration, or fundraising.

10–15 hours a week as needed; determined by the Development Team

Key Tasks & Responsibilities

  • Researching and supporting the Development Associate in grant writing
  • Supporting the Development Associate in donor cultivation—assisting with managing and tracking relationships with current and prospective donors, setting up donor meetings, planning thank you gifts, and follow-up notes
  • Providing assistance in donors database management

Preferred Skills & Orientation

  • Interest in grant-writing, fundraising, communications, and/or administrative management
  • Strong organizational skills—someone who is great at managing calendars, following up with contacts, etc.
  • Attention to detail is required—both in tracking details or relationships, and in managing the details of complex grant proposals
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Proven track record of generating results with one’s work and taking initiative
  • Experience with Apple computers/Macintosh operating system
  • Some proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel
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