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Employment Opportunities

Current Job Opportunities

Development Associate, Stewardship
Full-Time, Washington, DC

America's premier battlefield preservation organization needs your talents to help us steward and show our true appreciation for our great donors, who are among the most committed and generous in the nation. Previous non-profit donor development / administrative / fundraising / customer service experience highly preferred (2-5+ years), but we do sometimes hire outside the box, for the right person. Position is based at our downtown DC national HQ. Qualities sought: Exceptional work ethic, rigorous attention to detail, initiative, polished professionalism, creativity, entrepreneurial spirit, proficiency on all Microsoft Office programs, and the requirement to excel as part of a highly functioning and collegial team as well as in one-on-one situations with little or no supervision. You should be willing to "get into the trenches" and do whatever it takes to get the job done. Proficiency with Raiser's Edge preferred. You should also excel at building quality relationships in a professional donor setting. You will get to spend your days saying "thank you," and developing new ways to show appreciation to generous people.

Great benefits / collegial yet professionally challenging environment. Visit our world-class website at www.civilwar.org. Show us a spark in your cover letter. E-mail your resume and convincing letter right now to dduncan@civilwar.org. No phone calls. Thank you.

 Internship Opportunities

The Civil War Trust provides students interested in history and conservation with outstanding opportunities to work on meaningful projects and gain perspective on dynamics of an efficient, top-rated nonprofit organization.

The Trust offers paid part-time internships in our Washington, D.C. office, up to 30 hours per week, in three typical terms: Spring (January–May), Summer (June–August) and Fall (September–December). Successful candidates may be able to arrange for varied tenures, depending on availability. While we strive to accommodate the schedules of qualified candidates, the selection process is competitive and organizational staffing needs are consideration criteria.

Internships are available in the following disciplines:

Development: Interns will learn the mechanics of the nonprofit industry, including event planning, prospect research and donor and member cultivation and management.
Education: These internships entail a wide variety of Civil War research, writing, content creation and image or video editing in support of our education programs on our web site, at Civil War Trust events and in print.
Government & Public Relations: Interns learn a variety of effective messaging and advocacy techniques and how they can sway public opinion and shape policy from city hall to Capitol Hill.
Land Preservation: Interns will work on land acquisition projects that may include the review of land records, transaction documentation and grant tracking — a perfect fit for detail-oriented law students.
Website: Team members with social media, digital editing and web publishing skills help 19th-century history meet 21st-century technology.

Applications for the Fall term are due by July 1; Spring term by November 1 and Summer term by March 1. Successful candidates will be notified by August 1, December 1 and April 1, respectively. As part of the selection process, candidates may be asked to participate in an interview, either in person or over the phone. We regret that due to the volume of submissions, we may not be able to respond personally to all applicants. No calls, please.

Candidates must specify which department (first and second choices are welcome) they wish to be considered for and for which term(s) they are available. Application packages containing a cover letter, resume and two writing samples (no more than five pages; excerpts welcome) should be submitted to interns@civilwar.org or:

Intern Coordinator
Civil War Trust
1156 15th Street NW, Suite 900
Washington, D.C. 20005


The Civil War Trust is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

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