Washington, DC

Paid Membership Management Internship, National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy

The Organization
Founded in 1976, the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy is an independent nonprofit that works to strengthen and preserve the nonprofit sector and improve its ability to represent and serve individuals politically, economically, or socially disadvantaged, by promoting greater philanthropic openness and accountability, and responsiveness to these individuals.

To achieve this mission, NCRP conducts research on and advocates for philanthropic policies and practices that are more relevant to critical public needs; greater investment in the most disadvantaged and disenfranchised communities and populations in our nation; and increased support for public and private advocacy efforts that leverage innovative structural changes in relevant public and private institutions.

Position Overview
Are you a graduate student or recent graduate looking to build skills and experience in nonprofit membership management through a PAID year-long internship? The National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP) in Washington, D.C., is looking for a membership 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. This internship is a wonderful opportunity for hands-on experience in the day-to-day planning and execution of a small nonprofit’s membership programming such as email marketing, prospect research, and member relations. You’ll have the chance to moderate forums and other community building activities for our member organizations while helping our staff recruit and engage new organizations as members. This internship also supports our Philanthropy’s Promise initiative; you’ll be able to research and analyze progressive foundations’ work and contribute to ideas for engaging them more deeply. This internship will teach you more about the nonprofit and philanthropy sectors and provide an opportunity to support a key aspect of our mission to support progressive movement. The intern will be supervised by the Manager of Nonprofit Membership and Engagement.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Membership Program

•    Liaise with organizations interested in learning more about our membership program

•    Assist with development of leads and the organization of those leads

•    Help track metrics for the program

•    Develop online content for our members only page

•    Edit videos for our online content

•    Respond to inquiries

•    Other duties as needed

Philanthropy’s Promise Initiative

•    Research and analyze the grantmaking of current foundation signatories

•    Compile data to create a comprehensive list of the foundations who currently satisfy NCRP’s benchmarks on priority metrics Research the branding/promotional strategies of other social good certifications (like “certified organic,” “LEED certification,” and B corporations)

Core Competencies:

•    Microsoft Office proficient

•    Excellent written and verbal communication skills; Ability to quickly research and synthesize findings clearly and concisely

•    Must be detail oriented, personable, and possess excellent follow up skills

•    Excellent organization and time-management skills

•    Working knowledge of Every Action or similar CRM databases

•    Creative, quick thinker

•    Must be organized and work well with priority changes

•    Must be able to work independently with minimal supervision

•    Tech savvy with some video editing skills

Hours and Salary: This is a 25-hour per week internship paid at a rate of $15/hour.

How To Apply
Send a cover letter, a resume and a one page writing sample via email to jobs@ncrp.org with “Membership Intern” in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed as soon as they are received. We are hoping to fill the position by early September.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.

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