DC Intern Success Story: Elizabeth Goldberg

Written by Kristen Wright, Institute on Philanthropy and Voluntary Service Manager



Former DC Intern: Elizabeth Goldberg 
DC Internship: Washington National Opera
University: Smith College

Elizabeth Goldberg interned with the Washington National Opera during her summer with the Institute on Philanthropy and Voluntary Service in 2005. An American Studies major at Smith College, Elizabeth was excited about the opportunity to intern here in our nation’s capital.  While interning in the development department, Elizabeth gained valuable skills in fundraising, grant research, and prospect research.

Elizabeth had this to say about her time in IPVS:

“IPVS placed me in an internship that provided a strong foundation in development, which is essential to any nonprofit career from programs to education to marketing. I’m thrilled that it has become my career.”

Since her internship, Elizabeth has gained more experience and made an impact on the fundraising community in Washington, DC.  Starting as a Development Associate at the Master Chorale of Washington, and then as a Development Manager at Cultural Tourism DC, Elizabeth grew from an intern to a full time staff member tasked with raising over $1 million annually.

Currently, Elizabeth is the Corporate and Associations Manager for the National Building Museum, one of Washington, DC’s most exciting and innovative museums. 

To begin laying the foundation for your own glimpse into Washington, DC’s professional scene, visit www.DCinternships.org

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