Eden Prairie, MN

Graduate Evaluations and Organizational Learning Intern, Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies (MACP)

The Organization

Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies (MACP) is the umbrella over the grantmaking foundations created by the late Margaret Cargill: Margaret A. Cargill Foundation and Anne Ray Foundation. MACP provides meaningful support through long-term relationships with strategic grantee partners across seven program domains: Environment, Disaster Relief & Recovery, Arts & Cultures, Teachers, Animal Welfare, Quality of Life, and Legacy & Opportunity. The collective assets of MACP place it among the 10 largest philanthropies in the United States.

The two foundations have separate boards and investment portfolios but share a common mission of providing meaningful assistance and support to society, the arts, and the environment.

Margaret A. Cargill Foundation is a private foundation that came into existence upon Ms. Cargill’s death in August 2006. At year-end 2021, MACP’s assets are  approximately

  • $3.7 billion.

Anne Ray Foundation is a supporting organization, which may make grants only to beneficiary organizations specifically named by Ms. Cargill. Year-end 2021, ARF’s

assets are approximately

  •  $5.3 billion.

MACP’s  Philosophy of Grantmaking underscores the values and guiding principles of Margaret A. Cargill by: using education and innovation as a means to achieve core purposes; empowering people to be self-sufficient; maintaining a low profile while meeting the needs of others; supporting programs that could have a broad impact, having socially redeeming values and standards, and that value life; and relieving suffering in times of disaster. As a core element of its philosophy, MACP invests in long-term relationships with key grantee organizations in order to find solutions that are consistent with the values of both parties.

  • In December 2021, we formally adopted a DEIJ Vision Statement to guide our work; view it online here. The motivation and guidance for this diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice work is drawn from our mission and vision, our direction from Margaret Cargill, and the caring and compassionate culture we strive for through work with grantees, partners, and each other. Embracing this vision will have a transformational influence on our organization, our partnerships, the work we do, and the impact we ultimately seek.
  • MACP’s DEIJ Vision and the commitments embodied within are a living document, a guidepost, and they will evolve as we learn and grow. This statement is intended as a framework to guide our shared efforts as we develop the action steps and accountability measures necessary for the next phase of our work.

Position Overview

The internship will be a hybrid format. In each five day workweek, the intern will be expected to work from MACP’s Eden Prairie, Minnesota office three days per week, and may elect to work remotely the other two days of the week. Direction for this internship will be given by the Manager of Evaluation and Organizational Learning. This role will be approximately 36 hours per week for 10-12 weeks in the summer of 2023.

MACP is seeking candidates who share the organization’s values and commitment to join our team as a Contract Graduate Evaluation and Organizational Learning Intern.


Evaluative Practice

  • Develop ideas, tools, and resources for the department’s evaluative practice guide.
  • Incorporate videos and materials from department meetings and training sessions into the evaluative practice guide.

Knowledge Curation

  • Manage knowledge products in Fusion, the department’s platform for curating evaluation reports.
  • Design and update Fusion information, visuals, quotes, links, and architecture to enhance user experience.

Grantee Evaluation

  • Compile, analyze, and summarize grantee evaluation reports produced by grantee evaluation staff and consultants.
  • Create a taxonomy to classify and manage grantee evaluation deliverables.

Applied Research

  • Conduct research on how other foundations and community organizations are assessing their social impact.
  • Identify best practices, tools, and methodologies for reporting on social impact.

Perform other evaluation related research tasks as needed.


Outstanding candidates for the position will offer many of the qualities, skills, and characteristics listed here. We know that no candidate is likely to have every one of these qualities, so we encourage interest and applications from people who have the capacity to grow into the responsibilities listed and who bring transferable skills.

  • Pursuing a graduate degree in evaluation studies or a related degree in an applied social sciences field.
  • Background with a broad range of evaluation experience or studies, including evaluation design, research, data collection, analysis, and reporting.
  • Familiarity with both quantitative and qualitative evaluation methods.
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to multi-task.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to collaborate effectively with other team members.


MACP has identified a salary range of $32-35/Hr for this role. Actual starting salary of candidate will be commensurate with years, breadth, and depth of relevant experience, education, certifications, credentials, special skills, accomplishments, and other factors relevant to the position.

*Stipend for relocation available for those relocating.


Our community of more than 100 employees brings expertise from a variety of professional and personal experiences. We are inspired by a common mission, shared values, and the difference we can make by working together.

We are proud to offer a welcoming workplace that supports our employees’ careers, health, and overall wellbeing. We supplement that environment with activities throughout the year that promote collaboration, learning, and fun. Reflecting our investment in staff wellbeing, we have deepened our commitment to flexible work schedules and have implemented an innovative new approach to work arrangements in 2022. All MACP staff have a reduced workweek, with half-day Fridays, year-round, with the option of working remotely up to two days per week.

MACP’s home in Eden Prairie, Minnesota is a foundational aspect of our identity, reflecting an organizational commitment to sustainability, balance, and collaboration. In spring 2016, MACP completed a major building expansion, and our LEED Platinum certified building features include sustainable materials, outdoor meeting areas, a fitness room, and unique art and keepsakes from Ms. Cargill’s personal collection and others, that reflect our grantmaking and the communities where we work. Our space is a living reminder of our values.

Eden Prairie is part of the Twin Cities metro area including Minneapolis and St. Paul, which has over 3 million residents and together make up one of the metropolitan areas in the country. A unique blend of small town and major cosmopolitan hub, both urban cores boast a thriving business atmosphere. For more information about MACP, please visit our website: www.macphilanthropies.org.


No travel required.

Physical Requirement and Work Environment

  • The work environment is an office setting with a designated workspace at the Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies office in Eden Prairie, Minnesota and optional remote work up to 2 days per week.
  • This position is primarily a sedentary role with an adjustable sit/stand desk.
  • This position requires regular use of a computer to complete work responsibilities. It also includes regularly working with other office equipment and communication technology, such as a videoconferencing, telephone, copy machine, and printer.
  • The person in this position needs to occasionally move about inside the office to access file cabinets, office equipment, attend meetings or events, etc.
  • This role also frequently performs multiple tasks simultaneously and works closely with others as part of a team. Occasionally, the person in this role may be required to adjust to time pressures and frequent changes. Infrequently, this role may require an irregular schedule or overtime.
  • Ability to lift and carry up to approximately 30 pounds

The above statements are not intended to encompass all functions and qualifications of the position; rather, they are intended to provide a general framework of the requirements of the position. Job incumbents may be required to perform other functions not specifically addressed in this description.

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