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About The Prospect Hill Foundation:
The Prospect Hill Foundation is a private family foundation established in New York in 1959 by Elizabeth G. Beinecke and William S. Beinecke, the late President and Chairman of the Sperry and Hutchinson Company. The mission of The Prospect Hill Foundation is to advance the human experience while ensuring the well-being of the earth. The Foundation has a three-fold grantmaking framework: program grants, sponsored grants, and matching gifts.
About the Position:
The Prospect Hill Foundation is seeking an undergraduate intern to further our mission by providing administrative and operations support to our staff as well as engaging in communications, research, and analysis related to our grantmaking. It is an ideal position for a student with a demonstrated interest in pursuing a career in either the non-profit or philanthropy sector and provides a unique opportunity to learn more about the inner workings of philanthropy. Leadership on special projects is also possible depending on the intern’s skills and interests. This New York City-based paid internship runs from September to December 2021 requires a commitment of 10-15 hours per week (the weekly schedule and start and end dates are flexible). Interns will be compensated on an hourly basis.
• Provide administrative support for the Executive Director & Grants Administrator
• Website, database, and social media maintenance
• A variety of special projects and assignments
• Assorted Administrative Tasks
• Research philanthropy and nonprofit management-related topics
• Edit materials for presentation at PHF board and committee meetings
• Maintain existing file system
• Schedule and coordinate meetings and events with Foundation staff and board
• Attend foundation-related events on behalf of PHF staff
Extremely detail-oriented; self-directed and takes initiative; highly organized and systematic; able to work in fast-paced environment; flexible; interested in future career in philanthropy or the non-profit sector; low tolerance for error; knowledge of WordPress and social media skills are preferred; event planning experience is a plus. Ideal applicant will be a junior or senior in college.
Remote Job Description Details
The Prospect Hill Foundation started operating remotely on March 15, 2020 and will continue to work remotely for the foreseeable future. There is a chance that we will return to the office full or part time during the duration of your internship, but the details of this are unclear at this moment.
While this is mostly a remote position, we may require you to go into the office no more than once a week and no less than once a month. We work in a midtown Manhattan office building. Our building management has made several changes to the building since the pandemic started. These changes include: new filtration systems in the air vents that are changed ever 6 months; access to hand sanitizer; more frequent cleaning of public spaces; and social distancing precautions.
The Prospect Hill Foundation offices have made their own changes to keep our office safer, including; constant access to hand sanitizer and lotion, an air purifier, disinfecting wipes, and keyless entry.
While in the office, masks and social distancing are required. Frequent hand sanitizing and washing is encouraged. Our office never has more than three people in it at a time