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Location: Durham, NORTH CAROLINA

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The Duke Children’s Development engagement team is looking for a strong writer and budding journalist to write two to three articles for use by the Duke Children’s Development office. Topics and subjects will be pre-selected. Topics could include Duke Children’s patient stories, donor stories, faculty stories, or research stories, depending on the team’s needs at the time.

The intern will come away from this experience with several pieces to add to her or his portfolio, experience with interviewing a variety of subjects and working with individuals throughout Duke Children’s, and knowledge of how a single piece of content can be utilized throughout a marketing campaign.


Write 1,000 – 1,500 word articles on these subjects that can be used for existing Duke Children’s Development platforms such as our website ( and Stories magazine. 

Write brief summaries of Duke Children’s Development fundraising events for featuring on the Duke Children’s Development website, using information and materials from other colleagues in the development office.

Attend Duke Children’s Development engagement team and Duke Children’s Development all-staff meetings and learn how story writing can be used as a tool to achieve fundraising and stewardship goals in anon-profit institution. 

**In addition to these regular meetings, members from the Duke Children’s engagement team will check in with the intern several times a week to answer questions and ensure the intern remains on task.

About the Duke Children’s Development engagement team:

The Duke Children’s Development engagement team is a three-person group within the larger Duke Children’s Development office. Our team focuses specifically on annual fund appeals, stewardship, communications (print and digital), strategic events, fundraising-focused patient and community volunteer programs, and more. We work together with our colleagues within Duke Children’s Development and throughout Duke Children’s as a whole to support and advance the Duke Children’s mission of excellence in clinical care, pediatric research, and provider education.

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