Development Intern

PEN American Center

Jobs For Writers

Posted 2.27.13

Development Intern

The Development Intern will learn about all aspects of fundraising for nonprofits, through grant writing, prospect research, database management, gift recording and processing, accounting, special-events planning and oversight, and donor relations. The successful candidate will have an interest in human rights and literature, excellent research and writing skills, will be detail-oriented and organized, and able to work independently.

PEN Interns gain an overview of the literary and publishing communities as well as valuable insight into nonprofit operations and institutional planning and growth. They will have the opportunity to help out and attend PEN events, and gain exposure to the wide range of PEN’s work.

A commitment of 15 hours a week (within normal business hours) is required. This is an unpaid position, though a local travel stipend is available. PEN internships are also eligible for college credit.

Please email a cover letter and resume to jasmine@pen.org.

PEN American Center is the largest of the 141 centers of International PEN, the world’s oldest human rights organization and the oldest international literary organization. International PEN was founded in 1921 to dispel national, ethnic, and racial hatreds and to promote understanding among all countries. PEN American Center, founded a year later, works to advance literature, to defend free expression, and to foster international literary fellowship. The Center has a membership of 3,400 distinguished writers, editors, and translators, building upon the achievements of such dedicated past members as W. H. Auden, James Baldwin, Willa Cather, Robert Frost, Langston Hughes, Thomas Mann, Arthur Miller, Marianne Moore, Susan Sontag, and John Steinbeck.

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