Office of Development – Major Gift Prospect Researcher

Epilepsy Foundation
The Epilepsy Foundation was established in 1967 as the national voluntary agency solely dedicated to the welfare of the  3 million people with epilepsy in the U.S. and their families. The organization works to ensure that people with seizures are able to participate in all life experiences; and to prevent, control and cure epilepsy through research, education, advocacy and services. In addition to programs conducted at the national level, epilepsy clients throughout the United States are served by local Epilepsy Foundation offices in nearly 100 communities.

Job Description

Below is a description of the responsibilities for this internship:

  • Verify, compile, analyze and present data/research on prospects
  • Produce in-depth individual, corporate and foundation research on major gift prospects
  • Acquire and analyze financial information
  • Identify new prospects through proactive research
  • Build and maintain research resources
  • Participate in planning and strategy activities
  • Administer all aspects of the development research process and constituent records so that biographical, philanthropic, and contact histories are current and readily accessible to ensure timely completion of research and stewardship requests
  • Develop and implement policies as needed to facilitate research, communication and record keeping
  • Assist in developing and carrying out policies and procedures for the department and organization as requested
  • And other duties as assigned

Candidate Qualities
If you have a high level of energy and focus and can take a project from A to Z, then we are looking for you.  The Office of Development for the Epilepsy Foundation has the need for a committed person that can assist with donor management and support. The ideal candidate will have at least 15 hours a week on or offsite.  We are willing to consider any level college student, but ideally would prefer a second-year student interested in a career in database management or research. The internship is not paid, however there are many opportunities to receive excellent practical experience. The position is a minimum three (3) month internship.

The candidate needs to have:

  • General knowledge of widely used software packages and database management
  • Ability to manage multiple projects
  • Experience working independently with success
  • Strong computer skills (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
  • Strong research and writing skills
  • Highly organized
  • Detail oriented
  • Committed to teamwork

If you are interested in this internship, please send your resume to Marsha Butler at