Washington, DC

Engagement Internship, National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy

The Organization

Since 1976, the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy has served as the country’s independent watchdog of foundations. NCRP promotes philanthropy that serves the public good, is responsive to people and communities with the least wealth and opportunity, and is held accountable to the highest standards of integrity and openness. To achieve the organization’s mission, NCRP produces original research and thought-provoking content, provides tools for grantmakers, engages philanthropy and nonprofits in productive dialogue and advocates for public policies. For more information, visit us at www.ncrp.org.

Position Overview

Engagement Internship with a Progressive Nonprofit in D.C.

Are you a graduate student or recent graduate looking to build skills in community engagement and event planning through a PAID internship?

The National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP) in Washington, D.C. is looking for an engagement intern who can help the organization’s small but high-performing team promote philanthropy that is accountable, effective and responsive to the needs of underserved communities. The intern will play a crucial role in supporting two core initiatives: Power Moves and the Movement Investment Project. The internship lasts from October 2019 through September 2020.

This internship is a wonderful opportunity for hands-on experience in program management with a national nonprofit. You’ll practice creating high-quality materials for presentations, coordinating event logistics with sector leaders, and capturing learning from high-touch engagement strategies. You’ll get a chance to learn more about and interact with progressive nonprofits and grantmakers across the country that are engaged in the daily fight for a more equitable society, and learn how to engage them to act on common goals. If you’re interested in learning more about this sector and building transferable skills for future work at a nonprofit or philanthropic institution, please read more below.

The intern will be supervised by the Senior Associate for Learning and Engagement and the Manager of Nonprofit Membership and Engagement.

Major Responsibilities:

Events and Webinars Programming Support

• Support staff presentations in the field, including shipment of materials

• Create and update PowerPoint templates and presentations

• Organize and catalogue planning documents and records

• Support logistics, including scheduling with partners and featured speakers

• Prepare outreach, registration and attendance lists for input into database

• Send mass emails using mail merge

• Support programming evaluation such as feedback surveys

Engagement Support

• Track interactions with funders, consultants, nonprofits, and other philanthropy-serving organizations, and input notes into database

• Coordinate scheduling of calls and meetings

• Write in-house blog posts and help coordinate communications with guest authors

• Support project learning and reflection activities, including analysis of engagement data

• Contribute to notetaking and provision of updates in team and staff meetings

Other duties as assigned

Core Competencies:

• A strong commitment to equity and social justice

• Interest or experience in community organizing

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills

• Detail oriented with capacity to creatively research and synthesize information in a clear and concise manner

• Ability to work independently, with strong organization and time-management skills and comfort with priority changes

• Ability to troubleshoot and take initiative in solving problems

• Ability to compile and ship handouts and materials for events

• Microsoft Office proficient, especially Word and PowerPoint

• Working knowledge of Salesforce or similar CRM databases

• Working knowledge of Zoom or similar webinar platforms

This is a 30-hour per week internship.

How To Apply

To Apply: See NCRP’s website to apply. Applications will be reviewed as soon as they are received. We are hoping to fill the position by early October.

NCRP is an equal opportunity employer, and welcomes and strongly encourages people of color, people with disabilities, women, and LGBTQ-identified candidates to apply. NCRP will provide, excepting any undue hardship, reasonable accommodations, on request, for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

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