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Welcome to the USO, where we believe that our greatest asset are our people. Every opportunity at the USO, is critical to accomplishing our mission and will be rewarding in ways that are unique and personally fulfilling.

Across all of our locations around the globe you will find USO employees who personify our core values: 
  • Mission First
  • Do the Right Thing
  • Respect
  • Excellence
  • Collaboration
  • Accountability
  • Gratitude
  • Innovation

Each team member becomes an integral part of our success and plays an active role in discovering better and innovative ways to help us be by the side of our active service members and their families while they are away from home.

So take your first step in joining our organization by exploring our current career opportunities, we look forward to meeting you!

Major Gifts Intern

Department: Development
Location: Arlington, VA, United States

Description/Job Summary

For over 75 years, the USO has been the nation’s leading organization to serve the men and women in the U.S. military, and their families, throughout their time in uniform. From the moment they join, through their assignments and deployments, and as they transition back to their communities, the USO is always by their side.

Today’s USO continuously adapts to the needs of our men and women in uniform and their families, so they can focus on their very important mission. We operate USO centers at or near military installations across the United States and throughout the world, including in combat zones, and even un-staffed USO service sites in places too dangerous for anyone but combat troops to occupy.

The Major Gifts intern is responsible for providing administrative, secretarial and related support duties for the Major Gifts department. 

  • Review and respond to donor mail; resolve routine questions and problems.*
  • Maintain and organize contact lists, records, and reports, including but not limited to Major Gift donor portal and Raisers Edge entry.*
  • Monitor and arrange staff participation in meetings, conference calls, local and regional events and other activities.*
  • Draft and prepare correspondence.  Coordinate and prepare materials for meetings and events.*
  • Coordinate and prepare monthly reporting with MG staff; perform daily data entry.*
  • Other duties as assigned.
Required Qualifications
  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • 0-2 years work experience in an administrative support/clerical role.  Relevant experience in a not-for-profit, military, multicultural and/or global organization preferred.
  • Fluency in English.  Ability to speak, read and write in the language of the host country at a native level preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal and customer service skills.  Ability to interact with USO Leadership, the general public and military audiences at a variety of levels with integrity and professionalism.
  • Proficiency using computers and electronics equipment.  General knowledge of various software, applications, and programs including but not limited to Microsoft Office Suite and Raisers Edge Software .
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise sound judgment related to controversial and/or culturally sensitive subjects.  Ability to handle confidential information with tact and poise.
  • Must be punctual, organized and self-motivated, with the ability to quickly and easily adapt to changing organizational needs.
  • Ability to achieve desired results while working collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Ability to perform basic math and follow proper cash/donation handling and reporting procedures.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain proper credentials necessary to access USO Center locations and facilities including but not limited to security, credit and/or background screening, SOFA status, valid driver’s license.
  • Must be a strong advocate of the USO’s mission.
  • This position is located in Arlington, Virginia. Preference will be given to local candidates within commuting distance to the location.
  • Relocation Assistance is not provided for this position
  • Cover Letter and Resume submission are required for full consideration
  • This is an unpaid internship - but is an exceptional opportunity to gain experience at a non-profit with an ambitious mission.

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