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 6 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:

  • Writing Sample

LOCATION: New York, NY

Our office is able to host a REMOTE OR IN-PERSON intern (depending on mutual preference).

TIME ZONE: ET

WORKING HOURS: The internship can be done with a large degree of independence, and time zones are not relevant.

INDUSTRY: Advocacy / Grassroots

ABOUT US: For over thirty years, we’ve been finding, fueling and creating the most impactful and scalable solutions to lift families out of poverty in New York City. We partner with over 250 nonprofits to support food, housing, education, legal services, workforce development, and more to New Yorkers living in poverty across all five boroughs.

RESPONSIBILITIES & PROJECTS: 

1. Project analysis for FUEL for 50 prize philanthropy challenge (fuelfor50.org).

2. Landscape analysis of NYC grantmaking opportunities or systems in need of change (ex: Department of Corrections, Foster Care, Department of Probation, Special Needs/Early Intervention).

3. General administrative support with scheduling, relationship management, and meeting minutes.

SPECIALIZED SKILLS: 

  • Writing, marketing, research, time management, powerpoint.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: Robin Hood is currently in the process of transitioning back to an in-person work environment. In the meantime, staff are allowed to maintain a flexible in-person and virtual blend.

EQUIPMENT & SOFTWARE: Personal laptop, Web Camera


2021 Intern Reflection:

The office culture at Robin Hood has been incredibly welcoming. My supervisors have been super receptive to my needs and schedule and have managed to assign me a perfectly manageable yet challenging workload. I feel so lucky to be working with an equally motivated and positive group of individuals. I’ve learned so much already in leading interviews with organizational partners and establishing need areas in other partners of interest. I truly feel as though I am gaining real life skills that’ll aid me in the professional arena.

Lana Abuawad

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