Summer 2018 Administrative Internship



Hours per week

10-15 hrs/ wk




99 Park Avenue, Suite 2220
New York
United States


About The Prospect Hill Foundation:

The Prospect Hill Foundation is a private, family foundation established in New York in 1959 by the late William S. Beinecke, President and Chairman of the Sperry and Hutchinson Company and his wife, Elizabeth G. Beinecke. In 1983, The Prospect Hill Foundation merged with the Frederick W. Beinecke Fund, which had been established by the will of William S. Beinecke’s father and was later augmented by the will of Carrie Sperry Beinecke, his mother.

The mission of The Prospect Hill Foundation is to advance the human experience while ensuring the well-being of the earth. The Foundation pursues this mission by making grants in four program areas: Environment, Nuclear Disarmament & Nonproliferation, Reproductive Health & Justice, and Youth Justice; as well as Sponsored Grants that support the philanthropic interests and activities of Beinecke family members.

The Prospect Hill Foundation is currently in a Year of Reflection (July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018) during which it has suspended grantmaking as usual and instead is working hard to gain a better understanding of what we have done well and how we can improve as a philanthropic institution. Throughout this year, the staff and board are having conversations with a sampling of the Foundation’s current and past grantees as well as exploring trends in philanthropy and the ways that modestly-sized family foundations can have strategic impact.

About the Position:


The Prospect Hill Foundation is seeking an undergraduate intern to further our mission by providing administrative and operations support to our staff as well as engaging in communications, research, and analysis related to the Year of Reflection. The internship provides an opportunity to shadow the Executive Director and learn more about the inner-workings of philanthropy and the non-profit sector. Leadership on special projects is also possible depending on the intern’s skills and interests and the Foundation's needs. This New York City-based paid internship runs from June – September 2018 and requires a commitment of 10-15 hours per week (the weekly schedule and start and end dates are flexible). Interns will be compensated on an hourly basis.


Job Description

Primary Responsibilities

·        Provide administrative support for the Executive Director & Grants Administrator

·    Website, database, and social media maintenance

·        A variety of special projects and assignments related to the Foundation's Year of Reflection

Assorted Administrative Tasks

·        Maintain existing file system

·        Schedule and coordinate meetings and events with Foundation staff and board

·        Research philanthropy and nonprofit management-related topics

Web Management

·        Draft content and update pages on The Prospect Hill Foundation's website

·        Draft content and update the Foundation’s social media channels

·        Update and use the platform to communicate with the Foundation's grantees


Extremely detail-oriented; self-directed and takes initiative; highly organized and systematic; able to work in fast-paced environment; flexible; interested in future career in philanthropy or the non-profit sector; sense of humor; low tolerance for error; knowledge of WordPress and social media skills are preferred; event planning experience is a plus.

How To Apply

Applications, including a cover letter and resume, should be sent in a single PDF to with "Summer Internship Application” as the subject line. Due to the high number of expected applicants, only those chosen for an interview will be contacted. Calls regarding status of your candidacy will not be returned.