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About the Firm
Social Strategy Associates LLC is an inspired consultancy, passionate about the power of philanthropy and business to positively impact our world’s most pressing social and environmental issues. We work with leading organizations, including foundations, corporations, and nonprofits, to design, implement and manage strategic philanthropy and social responsibility programs. Based in New York City, we serve clients across the country.
Our services include: philanthropic prize, competition & fellowship design and management; project management of complex co-funded initiatives; emergency fund coordination; strategic planning; evaluation; partnership development; grants management; signature program design; donor trip design and execution; and more. Current client projects focus on a diverse array of issue areas, including social innovation, early childhood development, child welfare, labor and worker centers, and COVID-19 response.
About the Role
An internship with Social Strategy Associates is an ideal opportunity for an MPA or other master’s level student seeking to experience the real world of social impact consulting, providing insight into what a future career in philanthropy and social impact would be like.
As a boutique firm with three full-time employees in addition to the Founder/Managing Director, this internship offers the benefit of direct client contact and substantive involvement in real client work. We pride ourselves on having a collaborative and all-hands-on-deck work culture – that is, from developing high-level strategy to printing out nametags the morning of a public event.
A typical day might include:
· Preparing client deliverables, including the research, analysis, and administrative tasks that contribute to these deliverables.
· Actively engaging in internal and external meetings to strategize, brainstorm, and provide input on ongoing tasks and deliverables.
· Spearheading extensive outreach plans and customized content for clients and/or impact areas.
· Preparing materials for and participating in client calls and meetings.
· Supporting the operational evolution of a young firm to an established firm, from enhancing marketing materials to fine-tuning internal processes and systems.
We seek highly motivated and action-oriented Summer Associates with advanced knowledge of PowerPoint, Excel, and Word. The internship ideally runs from early May-June through August-September, for at least two-and-a-half days per week. While this is a summer position, we ideally seek candidates who may be interested in continuing their relationship with SSA beyond this timeframe.
The position is typically based out of a client office in NYC, but we are currently working remotely and are monitoring the situation to determine when it’s safe to return to the office. We acknowledge this is an uncertain time for many and are mindful of accommodating any unexpected changes.
This internship pays a stipend of $1,000 per month and, ideally, will help to fulfill credit hours for an approved graduate school program; Social Strategy Associates will also sponsor the cost of academic credits associated with the internship course, if applicable. While our firm anticipates continued growth, no guarantee of future employment is explicitly or implicitly implied as a result of the internship. Previous interns have moved on to full-time positions at a variety of organizations, including Boston Consulting Group, Taproot Foundation, Accenture, and DREAM (formerly Harlem RBI).
Social Strategy Associates is an equal opportunity employer. We are interested in every qualified candidate who is eligible to work in the United States; we are not able to sponsor visas at this time.
To apply, please email a resume and covering letter to Inquiries@SocialStrategyAssociates.com.
Thank you for your interest!