United States of America: Part-time Paid Internship in Washington, D.C.

Organization: B.A. Rudolph Foundation
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 06 Feb 2017

The B.A. Rudolph Foundation seeks a part-time intern for the spring and summer semesters to support its programs, events, fundraising efforts, and communications.

Position: Intern

Supervisor(s): Program Director (primary), Communications Director, Development Director

Classification and Hours: Intern, 20-30 hours/week, based on organization’s shifting needs and intern’s anticipated availability

Location: Intern will reside in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area; internship will take place in a teleworking format; work space will not be provided

Compensation: $13/hour for students currently enrolled in an undergraduate program; $15/hour for students currently enrolled in a graduate program

Start Date: ASAP with a target start date of Feb 15, 2017

End Date: August 2017

Background: The B.A. Rudolph Foundation is a non-profit organization supporting women through scholarships, mentorship, and networking opportunities. The Foundation currently provides three scholarships covering living expenses for summer interns in public service and STEM fields, as well as an endowment at the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service for an annual full academic scholarship. The B.A. Rudolph Foundation is the only non-academic organization supporting young women in this manner.

We are entering a period of exciting growth in our programs, outreach and support of young women, requiring increased assistance on multiple projects, including but not limited to scholarship application season, communications and social media, and development strategies.

Job Description: The intern will gain experience working for a small but growing non-profit organization, providing support to the Foundation’s programs, events, communications, fundraising efforts, and general administrative tasks. Hours and tasks will vary based on organization’s shifting needs and intern’s anticipated availability, likely 20 hours during the spring and 30 hours during the summer.

Programs (50%, primarily in the spring):

  • Support the administrative aspects of scholarship application season, including but not limited to: monitoring the general email account, responding to applicant questions, saving letters of recommendation, and preparing scholar onboarding materials
  • Assist in the assignment and pairing of scholars with mentors

Development (50%, primarily in the summer):

  • Assist the Development Director with early-stage planning of annual fundraiser
  • Help launch newly planned fundraising strategies based on Foundation’s strategic and fundraising planning

Events (25%, ongoing throughout spring and summer):

  • Participate in a weekly conference call with staff and Board members, held Monday evenings
  • Help plan the Foundation’s annual Welcome BBQ for 2017 scholars, to be held in June
  • Coordinate and attend bi-weekly summer outings with scholars throughout the summer

Communications (25%, ongoing throughout spring and summer):

  • Work with the Communications Director in drafting and posting social media and web content

Qualifications:

Ideal candidates will have a passion for the Foundation’s mission, prior administrative experience, familiarity with program coordination, event planning, and/or communications, and be comfortable with a teleworking environment. Work space and benefits not provided. Required qualifications include:

  • Currently enrolled in a higher education institution, working towards a Bachelor’s degree or graduate degree in a relevant field
  • Living in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, where the Foundation is based
  • Knowledge of Gmail, Google Docs, MS Word, Excel
  • Ability to work independently in a teleworking environment while contributing to an overall team effort
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities quickly and effectively; strong organizational skills; detail-oriented
  • Strong written and oral communication skills

Additional skills, not required:

  • Previous experience posting to social media platforms (including but not limited to Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Hootsuite) in a professional capacity
  • Prior experience with WordPress or similar website platform
  • Knowledge of Constant Contact, or the Adobe Creative Suite a plus
  • Previous fundraising experience a plus, particularly in grant research and writing

The B.A. Rudolph Foundation is committed to the principle of diversity in all areas. In that spirit, we are particularly dedicated to reaching applicants from a broad spectrum of qualified people. Applicants with diverse backgrounds, experiences, ability and perspectives are encouraged to apply.

How to apply:

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Interested applicants should email both a resume and cover letter to Info@BARudolphFoundation.org by 5 pm, ET on Monday, February 6. The cover letter should address your academic and professional experience and how they relate to the internship. Selected candidates will be contacted for an in-person interview to be held in the DC area.

How to apply:

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Interested applicants should email both a resume and cover letter to Info@BARudolphFoundation.org by 5 pm, ET on Monday, February 6. The cover letter should address your academic and professional experience and how they relate to the internship. Selected candidates will be contacted for an in-person interview to be held in the DC area.

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