Mar 17

Intern: Individual Giving at Japan Society (NYC)

Thanks to JET alum Lana Kitcher (who works at Japan Society) for passing this on.  FYI, she mentioned that it’s not up on the website yet but will be by next week. Posted by blogger and podcaster Jon Dao (Toyama-ken, 2009-12)Click here to join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email.


Position: Individual Giving Intern


Japan Society’s Development office seeks a 2014 summer intern to assist with daily operations related to Individual Giving. Working with the Director of Individual Giving and Individual Giving Associate, this is an excellent opportunity to gain firsthand experience in individual fundraising at an internationally-recognized nonprofit cultural organization with a distinguished history of more than 100 years.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Printing and mailing membership gift acknowledgment letters and cards
  • Assisting with membership renewals each month, including the printing, mailing, copying and filing of all high-level gift renewals
  • Fulfilling membership benefits such as catalogue distribution, ticket offers and gallery passes
  • Providing staffing support at various Society events
  • Processing and mailing matching gift applications
  • Conducting research and identifying new prospect members and merchant partners; helping produce donor reports
  • Assisting with donor-recognition and cultivation events
  • Completing general administrative tasks as needed


  • Applicants should be extremely organized, detail-oriented, able to multi-task, and must be a dependable team player who can excel in a busy office environment.
  • Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge a plus.


This is an unpaid internship, and we ask for a commitment of 20 hours per week. The start date for the position can be either May or June, and the end date will be in August. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to membership @

No phone calls please.

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