Development Intern

Position Details

Type Internship
Offered By Civil War Trust
1156 15th Street NW, Suite 900
Washington, District of Columbia
Salary Paid
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Name: Alice Mullis
Title: Deputy Director of Development

Do you want to get involved with a nationally-known charitable organization that preserves Civil War, Revolutionary War, and War of 1812 battlefield land from development? Do you want to gain skills and knowledge about how successful non-profits raise money, and how they use that money effectively to fulfill their mission? If you are interested in history, historic preservation, conservation, and raising money for important causes, this may be the internship for you. The Civil War Trust is the nation’s largest organization dedicated to preserving Civil War battlefields. The Trust has successfully preserved over 40,000 acres in 20 states. In 2014 we announced a new initiative to expand our mission to preserve Revolutionary War and War of 1812 battlefields called Campaign 1776. This is an exciting time at the Civil War Trust as we wrap up our Capital Campaign that coincided with the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, and as we launch our new Campaign 1776 project.


The Civil War Trust is seeking an intern to help us during this busy and exciting time. The intern will provide general assistance to all Development Department team members, including proof reading letters and proposals, assisting with identifying foundations for funding and writing grant applications, conducing prospect research, keeping records current in the Raisers Edge database, assisting with cultivation and stewardship activities, helping with mailings and various other duties and projects as assigned.


The Civil War Trust is looking for an individual with a passion for history, as well as good interpersonal, writing, organizational and computer skills. Applicants must be proficient in Microsoft Office and preferably have office administrative experience. We are looking for an individual who is detail-oriented, and who thrives in a fast-paced work environment. This is a part-time position (up to 30 hours a week) with hours to be determined with the candidate. The intern will work from the Washington, DC office. Please visit our website for more information.

How to Apply

To apply, please send your cover letter, résumé, and one brief writing sample (no more than five pages, excerpts from a larger work is fine) to Alice Mullis at or to 1156 15th Street NW, Suite 900, Washington, DC 20005. Please indicate availability and how many hours you would like to work a week. Electronic applications are preferred, no phone calls please.