The internship program at the Case Foundation offers students and recent graduates a unique and invaluable resume-building work experience and networking opportunity!
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 unleashing the talent and resources of business and entrepreneurs on the work of tackling big social issues has the potential to create larger, scalable impact. 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 Associate on research, presentations, data collection and blog writing related to the Foundation’s three primary approaches: promoting social enterprises, increasing the number and size of impact investments and policy.
- Inclusive Entrepreneurship – the intern focused on inclusive entrepreneurship will work directly with the Senior Director of Social Innovation and Program Associate 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, presentation – both oral and through documentation – and 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 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.
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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