Philanthropy Intern


The New York Foundation is requesting applications for an internship in philanthropy. We are seeking a young person interested in learning about our grant-making approach and practice. The intern will participate in the grant review process at all levels for a period of ten weeks from June through August 2016.

The New York Foundation is a steadfast supporter of community organizing and advocacy in New York City. We believe that the resilience and vitality of its neighborhoods is the city’s greatest resource. Our grants support community-initiated solutions to solve local problems, constituents mobilizing for adequate and equitable resources, and groups organizing a collective voice among those whose voices have not been heard. Last year, the New York Foundation awarded $2.5 million in grants.


  • Ten weeks: June through August 2016
  • Full-time: 35 hours per week
  • Stipend: $525 per week, plus unlimited MetroCard


  • Current junior or senior undergraduate students preferred
  • Commitment to public service, and interest in philanthropy and the non-profit sector
  • Interest in inner city neighborhoods and social justice
  • Strong communication and organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently and manage time effectively
  • Demonstrate analytical and research skills
  • Ability to collaborate with supervisor
  • Willingness to travel to neighborhoods in all boroughs of New York City


  • Read and evaluate proposals
  • Interact with grantees and represent the Foundation at meetings and site visits
  • Manage the New York Foundation Summer Internship in Community Organizing
  • Prepare site visit reports
  • Write a summary evaluation of the program


  • Please mail resume and letter of interest to: New York Foundation, Attn: Summer Internship, 10 East 34th Street, Fl 10, NY, NY 10016
  • All applications must be submitted by Tuesday, April 5, 2016
  • No phone calls, faxes, or emails

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