Employment and Internship Opportunities

Employment Opportunities:

There are no positions available at this time.

Internship Opportunities

Intern – Development and Administration

The Fund is currently offering a part-time internship to a student interested in nonprofit management, fundraising, and new business development. This person will work in conjunction with the Director of Development and a Program Officer to research poten tia l funding sources, develop materials used in concept papers and proposals for new projects, and assist in board development and other administrative aspects of running a small organization.

Specific responsibilities will include:

  • Research foundations and corporations that fund PSF programs.
  • Assist in preparation of proposals and concept papers for new projects
  • Assist in the resource identification and activity coordination for Ralph Bunche Successor Generation programs, an ini tia tive to encourage minorities in international careers and the globa liz ation of undergraduate studies.
  • Help maintain fundraising database and produce marketing materials.
  • Provide support for other administrative and development activities including launching an individual donor campaign, revising the personnel manual, supporting board of directors’ activities, etc.

Requirements

  • Demonstrated interest in the Fund’s mission.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication (written and verbal) skills.
  • Capable of multi-tasking and prioritizing work under multiple deadlines.
  • Multicultural sensitivity, understanding, and maturity to deal with complex situations.
  • Comfortable in an office setting and
  • Experience with MS Office applications (Word and Excel), knowledge of databases and office equipment.
  • Foreign language skills helpful but not necessary.

Intern (2) – International Exchange Programs Division

The International Exchange Programs Division of the Phelps Stokes Fund administers the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program and other international exchange programs. Each semester and summer the Fund offers internship opportunities to one or two students interested in international relations, international development, or cultural and educational exchange. Interns are considered a vital part of the Fund’s team and work in conjunction with Program Officers and Program Associates to research, develop and implement customized three-week educational programs for emerging leaders from around the world in a variety of fields including the arts, rule of law, democracy and government, trade, university administration, and many others.

Specific responsibilities will include:

  • Research project resources and develop program ideas and themes.
  • Make logistical arrangements for international participants, including scheduling professional appointments with DC counterparts and making hotel and airline reservations.
  • Prepare program handbooks, packets, and other materials.
  • Assist in orienting international visitors to the United States and interacting with them while they are in Washington.

Requirements

  • Demonstrated interest in international exchanges and/or international experience.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication (written and verbal) skills.
  • Capable of multi-tasking and prioritizing work under multiple deadlines.
  • Multicultural sensitivity and maturity to deal with complex situations.
  • Experience with MS Office applications (Word and Excel), knowledge of databases and office equipment.
  • Foreign language skills helpful but not necessary.
  • Flexibility and a sense of humor are a plus.

Phelps Stokes Fund is an equal opportunity employer and strives to achieve and maintain a diverse workforce. Minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

All internships are unpaid; however, we will work in conjunction with your academic program to provide academic credit and guidance as needed.

Fall Internship: 15 weeks

September 6 – December 9, 2005 (dates are nego tia ble)

  • Commitment of 15 to 20 regularly scheduled hours per week during office hours.

Application Process
To apply, please submit the following via e-mail ONLY:

  • cover letter, including: statement of interest, semester/dates of availability
  • current résumé
  • two references
  • a short writing sample (academic or other)

Deadline for Fall 2005 internships: August 17, 2005

Late submissions will not be considered.

Contact for more information or to submit applications:

Belinda Chiu, Program Officer
Phone: (202) 371-9544 ext. 226 (only if necessary, please)
E-mail: [email protected]