The internship program at the Case Foundation offers students and recent graduates a unique and invaluable resume building work experience and networking opportunity! We are currently looking for interns for Spring 2017.
The interns for the Social Innovation team work closely with program leaders on the execution of projects within the Foundation’s two primary programmatic focus areas: impact investing and inclusive entrepreneurship. The impact investing work is driven by the idea that brigning together to bear private investment and market forces can help us challenge some of our most pervasive social problems. The Foundation’s efforts to accelerate the growth of diversity and inclusion in entrepreneurship are focused on breaking down the barriers to entry for women and entrepreneurs of color to drive resilient, strong, diverse economies and communities across the U.S.
- Impact Investing – The impact investing intern will work directly with the VP of Social Innovation and Program Officer on research, data collection and blog writing . This work will be in support of designing and executing the foundation’s refreshed impact investing strategy, and will focus preliminarily on research and writing.
- Inclusive Entrepreneurship – the intern focused on inclusive entrepreneurship will work directly with the VP of Social Innovation and Program Officer in support of programming geared at increasing the flow of financial and social capital and inspiration to women and minority entrepreneurs. This intern’s efforts will focus on research, creating briefings and drafting thought leadership pieces.
In addition to program specific tasks, interns are responsible for handling a variety of projects in support of the Case Foundation’s social media strategy and office operations, completing a range of tasks that include:
- Conducting research, preparing reports and drafting posts for the Case Foundation blog.
- Performing project-specific outreach to nonprofits and other external partners.
- Assisting with meeting and event planning and organization.
- Contributing to and helping to maintain/enhance the Case Foundation’s social media and networking presence.
- Providing administrative support, when needed (including data entry, filing, mass mailings and taking and preparing meeting notes)
- Ability to synthesize large quantities of information into concise reports.
- Excellent reading comprehension, organization, writing, and presentation skills. Strong communication skills are a must. Additionally, attention to detail is highly valued.
- Interest in and ability to work in both a team environment and alone with minimal direction.
- Demonstrate basic computer skills, including use of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint, and the willingness to learn other software tools.
- Knowledge of or interest in civic engagement, volunteering and service, philanthropy, impact investing, finance and/or entrepreneurship as tools to drive big social change.
- Undergraduate, recent graduates and graduate students.
- Ability to commit to a minimum of 24 hours and three to four days per week.
- Hard worker, motivated by getting in the trenches, and willing to contribute to the team
This internship is paid or for credit through an accredited university program; additionally, the Case Foundation offers transportation reimbursement for those receiving credit.
Please email resume, cover letter and writing sample email@example.com using the subject line: “Internship.” In your cover letter, please outline your interest in the Case Foundation and what you hope to gain from this internship experience. We will only contact candidates who will be asked for interviews. No phone calls please.
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