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Development Research Internship

Position Summary:

Save The Music Foundation is looking for a Development Research Intern who will work closely with the Development team and will be primarily responsible for prospective donor research. The intern will cover in-depth research projects covering a variety of regions and focuses, generating results that will assist with the Development team’s growth and help expand their reach to foundations, corporations, and individuals. Project scopes will vary in size and specificity; a sample research project could be compiling a list of corporations headquartered in Los Angeles whose philanthropic funding priorities include music or education. By the end of this internship, the intern will have gained insight into the nonprofit fundraising process as well as valuable professional work experience and skills.

The start date for this internship is February 1, 2024.

    Position Requirements:

    • Undergraduate junior or senior, or recent graduate
    • Thorough research skills
    • Excellent time management
    • Ability to meet deadlines
    • A passion for music education 


    Interested candidates can send a resume and cover letter to [email protected] with the subject line “Development Research Intern.”


    • This position is fully remote
    • This is a paid internship, $15 per hour
    • Part-time: 10 weeks, 10 hours per week


    From our governing board to our advisory boards to our operating team, Save The Music is an organization that strives to be representative of the varied races and ethnicities, genders and sexual orientations, religious and political beliefs, and abilities of the communities we serve. We want to recruit, retain, and advance diverse talent because it makes our work more effective, creative, and resilient. If you are passionate about music and education, highly skilled in your field, and looking for a place where you can bring all of yourself to work, we want you.