Innovation & Impact Investing Intern – Summer 2021$1900 Stipend for 12-Week InternshipVolunteers of America is a national, nonprofit, spiritually based organization that provides local human service programs and opportunities for individual and community involvement. For more information, please visit our website at: www.voa.org. We have an exciting opportunity for an individual to work with our innovation team to support the design, development and implementation of a social innovation and entrepreneurship opportunity. Volunteers of America is located in Old Town Alexandria, VA, within walking distance of the King Street Metro. General Responsibilities: Support the Innovation & Impact Investing team to cultivate social innovation and entrepreneurship opportunities; Help with the management and growth of social impact investing funds.Contributing to feasibility analysis and business plans for social innovation and entrepreneurship opportunities.Supporting a network of local VOA organizations developing social innovation and entrepreneurship opportunities.Conducting market research of social innovation and entrepreneurship opportunities, including ecosystem, trend and asset mapping.Analyzing and communicating the social and financial returns of impact fund investmentsOpportunities for network building with other organizations developing and supporting social entrepreneurship. Required Qualifications: Passion for social innovation and entrepreneurship, about finding creative solutions to meet the needs of the nation’s most vulnerable. Takes an entrepreneurial ‘spirit’ in approach to finding solutions to difficult problemsStrong analytics and business development skills. Strong communication and collaboration skills. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office including Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Excel. Interested students should apply through the Volunteers of America career site: https://app.joinhandshake.comPlease note that cover letter and resume are required for consideration.Internship Program OverviewVolunteers of America is a national, nonprofit, spiritually based organization that provides local human service programs and opportunities for individual and community involvement. For more information, please visit our website at www.voa.org. Volunteers of America’s 12-week internship program was created with the goal of providing the student with applicable and meaningful business opportunities to complement their academic experience with real life work practice. The internship will provide challenging projects to benefit the student’s future career goals, while at the same time growing the organization with the student’s creativity and innovative knowledge contribution. Our aim is to make this a win-win partnership for both student and Volunteers of America. The selected interns will have the opportunity to gain valuable professional experience at the National Office in Old Town Alexandria or remotely during the summer term. Whether their academic focus lies in non-profit management, external relations, finance, communications, event management or program services, Volunteers of America will work to provide the appropriate platform for students to gain and develop skills in their particular field. In addition, Volunteers of America will arrange the following: – Stipend ($1,900)o For transportation and meals to assist with the cost of interning in the DC metro area o If working remote, for the use of personal equipment (computer, printer, paper, etc.)- Dedicated Supervisor and Mentor to oversee the experience for the student(s)o Teresa Alfaro – Director, Strategic Meetings & Events, email@example.com o Cristina Blough – Senior Manager, Corporate Partnerships, firstname.lastname@example.org o Michael McGrath – Director, Office of the President & Strategic Initiatives, email@example.com o Lizelle Pereira – Director, Budget & Financial Analysis, firstname.lastname@example.org o Laura Sildon – VP Strategic Partnerships, National Services, email@example.com- Exposure to multiple departments and senior executives of the organization throughout the internship through bi-weekly meetings or professional development activities- 360 Feedback Process throughout the internship, with final review at the end of the seasono Intern to provide feedback on work performed and overall experienceo Supervisor to provide feedback on internshipInterested students should apply through the Volunteers of America career site: https://app.joinhandshake.com. Please note that cover letter and resume are required for consideration.