Development Internship

The Development Intern works closely with the Cartoon Art Museum’s Executive Director and/or Director of Development. The intern is exposed to all areas of development, with a particular emphasis on grant research, cultivation event planning, and membership. The intern assists in the research, development, writing, reporting and submission of grant proposals. The intern will depart with an expanded professional portfolio and with greater understanding of the organizational importance of development to the museum institution as a whole. Project ownership and facilitation are encouraged.


  • Manage incoming memberships

  • Assist in writing proposals, letters of inquiry, and other communication with funders

  • Collect and submit data for grant reports

  • Provide concrete support in the production of grant proposals, fund solicitation, and organizational structuring

  • Research new grant and fundraiser possibilities

  • Plan cultivation events

  • General development-related tasks such as data entry and file organization


  • Commitment of at least 8 to 20 hours a week for a minimum of three months

  • Able to work during regular weekday business hours

  • Able to meet tight deadlines

  • Experience with databases (FileMaker preferred)

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office

  • Excellent organizational and research skills

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Reliability and attention to detail



Please provide the following:

  • Cover letter: explain what you can contribute to the Cartoon Art Museum, why you want to intern at the museum, and your expectations for your internship

  • Resume or CV

  • Contact information for three personal or professional references upon request


Submit via mail to:

Cartoon Art Museum
ATTN: Summerlea Kashar
781 Beach Street, Fl 1
San Francisco, CA 94109

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