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Research and Development Internship

Content – Washington, District of Columbia
Department Content
Employment Type Intern
Minimum Experience Entry-level
Compensation $15 per hour

Research and Development Internship with a Progressive Nonprofit in D.C.

Do you love trying to change someone’s mind about an issue using numbers and stories? Do you sweat the small details on school and/or work projects? Are you driven to make your community and our country a more just and equitable place?

The National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP) in Washington, D.C., is looking for a recent college graduate or graduate student who can help the organization’s small but mighty team promote philanthropy that builds the power of marginalized communities and leads to long-term equitable change. This PAID research and development internship starts ASAP and is 30 hours per week for one year, with the potential to convert to a full-time staff position during that period.

This internship is a wonderful opportunity for hands-on experience using data to tell compelling stories at a national nonprofit. You’ll practice database design, qualitative data collection, and managing short-term projects. You’ll also get a chance to manage the data entry and gift acknowledgement process for NCRP’s fundraising, and assist with proposals, reports, and other materials as needed.

You’ll learn more about and interact with grassroots nonprofits and progressive foundations across the country that are engaged in the daily fight for a more equitable society. 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.

Who will coach, mentor and supervise you?  The Research Director and the Senior Director of Foundation Engagement. You will help support NCRP’s research agenda as well as our own efforts to fundraise to sustain our organization.

You are…

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, especially Excel
  • An excellent communicator, both in writing and verbally
  • Familiar with the basics of quantitative data analysis
  • Able to quickly synthesize findings clearly and concisely
  • Detail oriented
  • A creative, strategic thinker
  • Empathetic in your approach to collecting data from people with demanding lives
  • Committed to equity and social justice

A major plus: Familiarity or experience with US immigrant communities including those whose first language is not English.

You’ll be responsible for…

Research (75%):

  • Data entry and database maintenance
  • Quantitative and qualitative data analysis
  • Scheduling interviews with research partners
  • Working – often collaboratively and sometimes independently – on a 3-person research team to change hearts and minds about grantmaking for marginalized communities
  • Other duties as assigned.

Foundation Fundraising Program (25%):

  • Manage the data entry process for foundation and individual supporters
  • Oversight of the gift acknowledgment process
  • Assist with reports, proposals, and other materials as needed.
  • Maintaining foundation fundraising files
  • Research foundation prospects as needed

You’ll learn how to…

  • Gather and interpret quantitative data on the nonprofit sector from diverse sources
  • Build relationships with leaders on the front lines of social change
  • Gather information in an interview setting
  • Support a thriving organizational culture at a nonprofit dedicated to respect, ethics, affirmation, and diversity in the workplace

Salary:  This is a 30-hour per week internship paid at a rate of $15/hour.

We receive a lot of applications, so no phone calls or follow up emails, please. You will definitely hear from us if your qualifications align with our needs. Whether you’re a good match or not, we THANK YOU for considering joining our team. Good luck!

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 upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

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