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Archaeological Research Institute

Resource Development Internship

Work Hours

The internship requires a commitment of 10-15 hours per week, and the schedule is flexible within the organization’s hours of operation, which are from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday to Saturday. However, some evening and weekend work may be necessary depending on events.


The internship is located in Lawrenceburg, Indiana. Occasional travel to locations within the tri-state area may be required.


The intern will report to the Director of Resource Development & Marketing.

Internship Description

As a Resource Development Intern at ARI, you will contribute to various aspects of resource development for a non-profit organization. This internship will provide valuable insights into the wide range of tasks involved in supporting resource development. Your responsibilities will include assisting with donor management, campaign development, fundraising and grant writing, community engagement, data entry and reporting, program creation, program evaluation, and marketing. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to accompany the Director of Resource Development to community meetings and events, allowing you to learn more about coordinated community engagement and local resources.

Intern Essential Tasks:

  • Managing and engaging with donors
  • Fundraising initiatives
  • Researching and writing grants
  • Data entry and reporting
  • Developing campaigns
  • Marketing activities


To be eligible for this internship, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Currently enrolled at an accredited college or university
  • 18 years of age or older, with a valid driver’s license
  • Access to reliable transportation
  • Strong computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word & PowerPoint), social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, TikTok, Pinterest, LinkedIn), and Canva
  • Highly organized with excellent attention to detail
  • Experience in grant writing, research, or program development is preferred
  • Willingness to learn and take on new tasks
  • Strong commitment to ARI Inc.’s mission and values, including the importance of charitable giving
  • Prior office experience is a plus, but not required
  • Ability to complete paperwork and assignments accurately and by their respective due dates
  • A background or degree in fundraising would be advantageous.

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