Washington, DC

Research and Development Internship, NCRP

The Organization

Since 1976, the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy has served as the country’s independent watchdog of foundations. NCRP promotes philanthropy that serves the public good, is responsive to people and communities with the least wealth and opportunity, and is held accountable to the highest standards of integrity and openness. To achieve the organization’s mission, NCRP produces original research and thought-provoking content, provides tools for grantmakers, engages philanthropy and nonprofits in productive dialogue and advocates for public policies. For more information, visit us at www.ncrp.org.

Position Overview

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 student 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 one-year PAID research and development internship begins August 2019, 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 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 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

·   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 (67%):

·   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 (33%)

·    Manage the data entry process for foundation support

·    Assist with updating fundraising records in our online database

·    Oversight of the gift acknowledgement process

·    Research foundation prospects as needed

·    Assist with maintaining foundation fundraising files

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.

This is a 30 hour per week internship.

To Apply: See NCRP’s website to apply. Applications will be reviewed as soon as they are received. We are hoping to fill the position by late August.

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