Robin Hood

Robin Hood


***FINALIST APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: All applicants are required to submit a resume (one page), statement of interest (one page), and two references by the application deadline on Sunday, February 7 at 11:59pm ET. If selected as a finalist, applicants to this host organization may be required to submit the following additional materials directly to the host organization after the application deadline:

  • Letter of Recommendation
  • Writing Sample


INDUSTRY: Advocacy / Grassroots

ABOUT US: Robin Hood is New York City’s largest poverty-fighting organization. In addition to funding 200 of the most effective nonprofits serving New
Yorkers experiencing poverty, we amplify financial support with a range of management assistance. Building on our 30 years of experience, Robin Hood is expanding our impact with an explicit focus on lifting families sustainably and measurably out of poverty through influencing policy, raising our thought leadership profile, importing and exporting effective ideas and strategies nationally, and building new collaborations with strategic partners.

FUEL is a five-year, $50M initiative of Robin Hood. FUEL’s mission is to convert New York City into an “early learning metropolis”—a place where every infant and toddler can equitably achieve a bright future. To get there, we need to translate the science of early neurological development into actions by parents, caregivers, practitioners and policymakers to optimally build the brains of more than 100,000 New Yorkers, age zero to three years, who are living in poverty, and to change their life trajectories in the process. As an outcomes-driven initiative, the value of each FUEL investment is based on quantifiable impacts to children’s social-emotional and language competencies. Operationalizing this vision requires reaching children through a variety of systems and settings.

RESPONSIBILITIES & PROJECTS: The FUEL Intern, as part of the FUEL and Early Childhood and Health teams, will assist Robin Hood with the launch of the $10 million FUEL for 50 Prize Challenge. As part of this work, the intern will memorialize best practices involved with implementing community engagement efforts in Early Childhood and Health. They will also establish a new benchmark for philanthropic efforts. The Intern will be working closely with the FUEL team, FUEL Fellow, and third-party entities contracted to execute FUEL and contribute to the overall Early Childhood and Health portfolios.​


  • Research/Policy
  • Operations/Administrative
  • Direct Service (working with clients/students/patients)
  • Outreach Activities
  • Ability to work independently, stay organized, and multitask.
  • A prize challenge in many ways resembles start-up culture. We are looking for an intern that's willing to join the rest of the team and contribute in different ways each and every day.

REMOTE WORK ENVIRONMENT: Robin Hood is organized by life-stage verticals, with each team focused on different age groups in New York City. The intern will be working with the Early Childhood team which focuses on 0-5-year-olds living in poverty.

Robin Hood uses Zoom, Outlook, and Slack to communicate with one another. We greatly encourage collaboration and are confident that the intern will find themselves in an environment that welcomes questions and new perspectives. Although day-to-day the intern will primarily be working with the Early Childhood team, Human Capital will help the intern meet the rest of the extremely qualified Robin Hood staff members.


WORKING HOURS: There is flexibility regarding which hours the intern works.

EQUIPMENT & SOFTWARE: Personal laptop, Web Camera

2019 Intern Reflection:

Robin Hood is New York’s largest poverty-fighting organization, with a mission to help alleviate the symptoms of poverty, but also to fight the root causes and ensure sustainable economic mobility. As an intern at Robin Hood, I have the incredible opportunity of learning all the ins and outs of a nonprofit, while simultaneously working on my own distinct project.

During the summer, they have an intern cohort from various schools, and they have lots of exciting group activities. Through cohort outings, I get to join different convenings on various topics, such as diabetes prevention and immigration activism. At the same time, I am working with an individual supervisor on an impactful education project, which I can’t wait to see the results of.

Adelle Goldenberg '21

New York City, NY