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Development Specialist

We are looking for a collaborative, outgoing professional to play an important role in fundraising for the Wende's programming, operations, sustainability, and expansion.

Reporting to the Executive Director (the Wende’s founder and lead fundraiser), the Development Specialist supports fundraising by engaging and cultivating individual donors and foundations, liaising with the Board of Directors, and assisting in the overall efforts of a small development team that consists of the Executive Director, Development Specialist, and an Assistant to the Executive Director.

With the Executive Director, the Development Specialist plans and implements donor recruitment and development strategies including face-to-face solicitation, grant writing, fundraising events, and donor stewardship.  

This position is ideal for energetic self-starters with previous experience in nonprofit management and development, philanthropy, retail or corporate sales, hospitality management, fundraising event production, or community partnership programming.

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Collections Internship Program

The Wende Museum is pleased to offer Collections Internships for currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate students, as well as recent graduates. Positions are part-time, paid at $15/hour for 120 hours, and available for course credit. For more information, please see our flyer.

Internships are offered year-round, typically beginning in January, June, and September. We are accepting applications for Winter 2023 through November 25, 2022. To apply, please send cover letter and resume to internships@wendemuseum.org.

Internship Program

The Wende offers internship opportunities for college, graduate students, and recent grads interested in careers in museums. Based upon their academic training, interests and language skills, as well as the availability of projects, interns work in one of the Wende’s departments. While some projects require reading knowledge of German, Russian, or another East Bloc language, these skills are not necesssary for a successful internship. Applicants of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

We have hosted interns from Bard College, Boston College, California Institute of the Arts, California State University, Dominguez Hills, CSU Long Beach, CSU Los Angeles, Claremont Graduate University, Dartmouth College, Duke University, Europa-Universität Viadrina, Freie Universität Berlin, Goteborgs Universitet, Grinnell College, Hampshire College, Loyola Marymount University, Macalester College, Manhattanville College, Occidental College, Otis College of Art and Design, University of California Davis, UCLA, UC Riverside, UC Santa Cruz, University of Michigan, University of New Hampshire, University of Pennsylvania, University of Southern California, Utrecht University, VU University Amsterdam, and Wesleyan University, among others.