Development Internship

The Chinati Foundation
Marfa, Texas

Chinati’s development department is responsible for raising a significant part of the museum’s budget through contributions, memberships and grants. This internship is an excellent opportunity for recent graduates or early-career professionals who are interested in learning more about the fundraising process, from cultivation to stewardship.

The Chinati development intern:

  • supports the work of the entire department by helping to maintain our database and filing system, conducting research projects and managing our mailings.
  • prepares the assembly of proposals and grant applications to government, corporate and foundation prospects.
  • assists with the coordination of a variety of museum-related and private events.

All candidates:

  • should have a genuine interest in learning about museum fundraising.
  • must be highly organized and have excellent writing and research skills.
  • should possess a B.A. or M.A. and a minimum of one year experience in the development field.

The development internship typically lasts six months. An average work week is 40 hours and occasional evening or weekend time may be required for special events. As compensation, interns are given a modest stipend of $120 per week and a furnished apartment on the Chinati grounds.

We are currently accepting applications for internships beginning January 2022 through June 2022. Applications will be accepted by email only.

To apply, please send a statement of interest, resume, two writing samples and dates of availability to