Special Events Intern

Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA)’s Special Events and Community Outreach Internship provides an undergraduate or graduate student with a unique opportunity to gain skills and knowledge in finding sources of funding for the operational budget and programs in the museum and non-profit field with an emphasis on supporting MOCA’s special events and community outreach initiatives.


Our intern will work with the special events manager and learn the ins and outs of organizing and executing fundraising events.


• Create and update donor profiles in Tessitura database; assist with donor tracking, donor engagement, and stewardship.
• Assist staff in creating reports, and optimizing Tessitura database usage.
• Support staff in the logistics, planning, and execution of fundraising and member events.
• Conduct research on prospective donors or funders.
• Draft inquiry letters, acknowledgement letters, and other donor correspondence; coordinate stewardship mailing.


• Current undergraduate OR graduate student in any field. Recent graduate is welcome. An interest in nonprofit/museum fundraising, marketing, and Chinese American history is preferred.
• Work experience in a professional office environment preferred.
• Excellent writing and research skills, as well as strong verbal communication skills.
• Experience with relational databases (i.e. Tessitura) preferred.
• Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
• Demonstration of initiative, flexibility, and resourcefulness in working effectively on multiple projects.
• Demonstrated interest in arts administration and/or development and fundraising.
• Occasional evening hours may be required for special events.
• Experience with photo and/or video editing software is desired, but not required.


Application Deadline and Instructions
Please refer to the application instructions here.