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Development and Fundraising intern

American Farmland Trust (AFT) is seeking a part-time Fundraising/ Development intern (15-20 hours/week, schedule flexible) to assist the Development team during the fall (beginning and ending dates flexible).  While at AFT, the intern will have the opportunity to work with a supportive and cordial team of Development professionals on a variety of projects, and will learn about multiple facets of individual giving, stewardship and development operations.

The position is essentially administrative.  The intern will be helping behind-the-scenes to cultivate our donors.  Different aspects of the work may include identifying and researching prospective donors; preparing correspondence to funders; coordinating mailings; and data entry. We prefer someone who has experience with database software such as Excel, Raiser’s Edge, Access, etc.

This position is located in our Washington, DC office (near Farragut North/DuPont metros, walking distance from The George Washington University).


Strong research skills. Organized, motivated, and flexible individual interested in learning about fundraising and building support for issues such as conservation and the environment.  Attention to detail is very important.


Pay is hourly.

About Our Organization 

AFT is the leading national organization dedicated to saving America’s farm and ranch land, promoting environmental stewardship of working lands and supporting farms and farmers.  As the vital link among farmers, conservationists and policy-makers, we’re focused on ensuring the viability of farms, availability of fresh food and a healthy environment.  Since our founding in 1980 by a group of farmers and citizens concerned about the rapid loss of farmland to development, we've helped save millions of acres of farmland from development and led the way for establishing sound environmental practices on millions more.  Headquartered in Washington, DC, AFT works in various regions of the U.S. For more information, visit our web site: www.farmland.org

Contact information 

Karen Silberstein       

1200 18th Street NW, Suite 800

Washington, DC  20036

How to apply 

No phone calls please. Email resume and cover letter to: ksilberstein@farmland.org with the subject line: “Fundraising/ Development Internship”.

DEADLINE: We accept intern applications on a rolling basis as interns often extend their initial 12 week committment for multiple semesters.

American Farmland Trust