ABOUT PARKES PHILANTHROPY
Parkes Philanthropy is a social impact consulting firm dedicated to equipping constituents with the ideas, resources, and support they need to positively impact the world. Parkes Philanthropy works with nonprofit organizations and businesses looking to create or enhance their social impact strategy, and individuals looking to engage strategically in the social sector. Our vision is to empower any constituent seeking to create positive change.
With over 60+ years of combined experience in the social sector, the backbone of Parkes Philanthropy is our talented Consultants, a collective of dynamic individuals who have each demonstrated the commitment and ability to create change through a lifelong career dedicated to positive social impact.
We are an Equal Employment Opportunity (“EEO”) Employer. It has been and will continue to be a fundamental policy of Parkes Philanthropy not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, gender, gender identity, pregnancy, marital status, partnership status, domestic violence victim status, sexual orientation, age, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, veteran or military status, disability, medical condition, genetic information, caregiver status, unemployment status or any other characteristic prohibited by federal, state and/or local laws. This policy applies to all aspects of employment.
We are seeking part-time Consulting Interns to support our CEO, COO and Director of Partnerships for Parkes Philanthropy’s Fall 2021 Internship program. This opportunity is unpaid, part-time, and students may earn college credit upon completion of the internship if eligible through their institution. Additionally, interns can become eligible for a Project Associate Consultant opportunity.
Reporting to either the COO or Director of Partnerships, each internship will provide a college student or recent graduate with the chance to build core skills needed to become a successful philanthropic practitioner. This is a great opportunity to gain direct exposure to client deliverables, client meetings, and consulting research and analysis to help support mission driven organizations.
WHAT YOU’LL DO
- Support our team of consultants with research and administrative tasks
- Join weekly calls with clients and prepare meeting summary documents
- Research prospective donors, sponsors, and partners for clients’ fundraising pipelines to support our consultant teams
- Perform in-depth research on potential donors for clients, analyze and make recommendations to consultant teams
Our ideal candidates would be able to commit to a minimum of 15 work hours and a maximum of 25 work hours a week depending on their schedule. This will be a flexible and remote schedule.
- A current student or recent graduate with a background and/or interest in consulting, social impact, philanthropy, fundraising, and/or non-profit work.
- Verbal and written communication: a great deal of time will be invested in building powerful relationships with external stakeholders.
- Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and follow-up skills.
- Technological and design prowess: skilled in building high-impact presentation decks and navigating Google Suite and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
- Exceptional research and analytical skills.
WHO YOU ARE
Our ideal candidates have a passion for social change and professional aspirations in consulting or business development. You are very organized, detail-oriented, and comfortable managing multiple projects in a fast-paced and remote startup setting. You have an interest in learning how non-profits garner support to sustain themselves and businesses can contribute to society through socially responsible programs.
- Proactive: You enjoy being busy and taking on new work. You’re not afraid to ask for a project that might seem daunting.
- Detail-oriented: While you thrive in fast-paced environments, you understand that the smallest aspects of a project are vital in producing quality work. Proof-reading, fact-checking, and sourcing work is second nature to you. You have experience and/or comfort in managing multiple tasks and work streams.
- Adaptable: When change happens, you are flexible and can think on your feet. You like to learn new things and can learn them quickly.
- A Social Impact Advocate: You have an interest in learning how non-profits garner support and sustain themselves and businesses can become more socially responsible. You are driven to find ways to make our world a better place.
- An Eager Problem-solver: Surviving in the non-profit industry is an art, not a science. Whether it’s gathering data, rewriting a proposal, or researching industry trends, you are adamant about exploring all options for moving a client forward.
- A True Team player: You can work efficiently, digitally and collaboratively in a remote setting with fellow colleagues to manufacture top-notch work. You are communicative, ensuring that all team members are informed of your progress and any challenges that may arise.
How to Apply:
Please submit your resume and cover letter expressing your interest and skills via email to Caitlin Kawaguchi at email@example.com and include “Consulting Intern” in the subject line.
Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until August 13th or until positions are filled.