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L’American Academy in Rome è il più antico centro estero per la ricerca e lo studio delle arti e delle discipline umanistiche. Ogni anno, l’Academy assegna il Premio di Roma a un gruppo selezionato di artisti e studiosi che sono invitati a vivere e lavorare in una comunità internazionale dinamica nel cuore di Roma. Per supportare il lavoro di questi Fellows, l’Accademia ospita anche programmi a Roma, New York e negli Stati Uniti.

AAR è un datore di lavoro per le pari opportunità.

Development Intern


The American Academy in Rome, the oldest American overseas center for advanced research and practice in the arts and humanities, seeks an advanced undergraduate or graduate intern for its development office in New York for winter/spring 2021. This is an excellent opportunity for students interested in arts, education, or nonprofit administration to learn about development processes and to gain hands-on experience working in a fast-paced, international office environment. The position offers training in Raiser’s Edge fundraising database software, writing for varied audiences and fundraising practices including individual, foundation and corporate donors as well as insight into governance, special events, and communications.


This position reports to the Vice President for Development and takes direction from the Associate Director of Development, Institutional Giving and Manager of Individual Giving and Board Relations.


Per Academy protocols for Covid-19, employees may work from home until further notice. Therefore, the internship will be remote. If any work is required in the office, the intern will report to work at the Academy’s NYC office on 7 E 60th St.


  • Assist with the preparation of reports and donor proposals
  • Research individual and institutional donor prospects
  • Database work, including input, analysis and reporting
  • Various administrative tasks as assigned
  • Special projects as assigned


Individuals must be detail oriented, resourceful, organized, dependable, punctual, have excellent written and oral communication skills and computer skills, and be capable of maintaining a high degree of confidentiality.

  • Current undergraduate or graduate students with a background in art history, arts administration, or development.
  • Available for the full terms and hours of the internship.
  • Beginner/Intermediate design skills and/or Adobe or InDesign experience a plus

The position is paid. Applications, including a resume and cover letter, should be submitted at: https://aarome.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=27.

Duration: January–June 2021 (dates flexible), 2 days per week (approximately 14 hours per week).

The American Academy in Rome is an equal opportunity employer.