Development Internship

Meridian’s External Affairs office is responsible for maintaining relationships with Meridian’s external audiences, organizational communications, cultivating development opportunities, cultural diplomacy programs, and for the maintenance and renovations of Meridian’s historic buildings.  The Development Intern responsibilities often vary across teams. Below, we have included a general overview of intern duties:



  • Conduct research on foundations, corporations, and individual prospects to assist with identifying funding sources;
  • Research the current global interests/involvement of specific foundations and corporations to help assist in event matching;
  • Research special projects and organize research information systematically;
  • Provide administrative support to external affairs staff as needed.

Data Management

  • Code event invitees and attendees and other relevant information in Meridian’s relationship management database, Salesforce
  • Update constituent and contributor information in Salesforce


  • Assist in event planning and organizing for Meridian Ball and Summit, forums, and council programs;
  • Support External Affairs staff with pre- and post-event database management;
  • Help print, mail, and email invitations to Meridian hosted events;
  • Assist in setup, staffing, and breakdown of events as needed.


  • Assist in generating content and writing program write ups for the website and blog posts for the Meridian blog, The LEAD;
  • Support Social media outreach on platforms such as Instagram, Twitter and Facebook


  • Must be available for all-day and evening organization event on October 12.
  • Working toward a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree, or a recent graduate
  • Familiarity and comfort with online research and marketing tools
  • Interest in global issues and international affairs
  • Strong organizational and writing skills
  • Ability to multi-task and collaborate effectively with a team
  • Ability to efficiently manage time between short term and long term projects
  • Must be highly organized, detail-oriented, self-motivated and able to work in a dynamic and fast-paced environment
  • Computer proficiency in Windows based applications including Microsoft Word and Excel is mandatory; knowledge of database applications such as Salesforce is preferred
  • Must show tact and discretion

We are looking for an intern that will commit to at least 24-32 hours per week starting August/early September. This internship is unpaid; however, Meridian does provide a $10/day transportation stipend. Candidates MUST be available on October 12, 2018. Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to noting "Development Internship" in the subject line. Only those selected for interview will be contacted.