Development Prospect Research Intern (Unpaid), Joslin Diabetes Center, Boston MA

Joslin Diabetes Center, a teaching and research affiliate of Harvard Medical School, is a one-of-a-kind institution on the front lines of the world epidemic of diabetes - leading the battle to conquer diabetes in all of its forms through cutting-edge research and innovative approaches to clinical care and education.


The role of the Development department is to increase philanthropic revenue for the Center. This is done through fundraising events, direct mail campaigns and securing individual, corporate and foundation support.


Join Joslin Diabetes Center for a semester long internship and acquire first-hand experience in a busy and fast-paced Development department.  You will learn about the behind the scenes workings of a fundraising department within a healthcare non-profit organization.


The Development Prospect Research Intern will assist our Prospect Research Team in researching and compiling information on current and potential funding sources, including individuals, corporations and foundations. This is an excellent opportunity for someone considering a career in financial analysis, journalism, special or corporate libraries, nonprofit management, fundraising or who shares a strong interest in Joslin Diabetes Center's mission.

Duties May Include: 
-Conduct biographical, business and financial research on individuals, corporations and foundations 
-Assist with proactive research by identifying potential prospects using news sources
-Data entry/data analysis
-Staffing fundraising events

-Other administrative duties

Preferred Requirements:
-Ability to commit to a minimum of 8 hours a week for the entirety of the school semester 
-Currently pursuing bachelor's or master's degree and have an internship requirement to complete in order to obtain class credit 
-Internet research experience

-Excellent writing skills 
-Proficiency with Microsoft Word & Excel 
-Excellent communication and organizational skills 
-Attention to detail 
-Ability to work independently


Interested candidates should send resume and cover letter to Ashley Ricardo at Please include your availability: the date you are available to start and your desired schedule for the semester.