Fall 2021 Philanthropy/Non-Profit Sector Internship (In-Person)

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About The Prospect Hill Foundation:

The Prospect Hill Foundation is a private family foundation established in New York in 1959 by Elizabeth G. Beinecke and William S. Beinecke, the late President and Chairman of the Sperry and Hutchinson Company. The Foundation has a three-fold grantmaking framework: program grants, sponsored grants, and matching gifts. You can learn more about our grantmaking on our website:

About the Position:

The Prospect Hill Foundation is seeking an undergraduate intern (preferably a rising junior or senior) to further our mission by providing administrative and operations support to our staff as well as engaging in communications, research, and analysis related to our grantmaking. It is an ideal position for a student with a demonstrated interest in pursuing a career in the non-profit or philanthropy sector and provides a unique opportunity to learn more about the inner workings of philanthropy. Leadership on special projects is also possible depending on an intern’s skills and interests. This New York City-based paid internship runs from March to July 2021 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 -experience with WordPress and coding preferred

A variety of special projects and assignments

Assorted Administrative Tasks

Additional Responsibilities

Research philanthropy and nonprofit management-related topics  

Edit materials for presentation at PHF board and committee meetings

Maintain existing file system

Schedule and coordinate meetings and events with Foundation staff and board

Represent the foundation and attend virtual events on behalf of PHF staff

Remote Job Description Details

The Prospect Hill Foundation started operating remotely on March 15, 2020 and will be returning to the office three days a week and working from home 2 days a week starting in September. We work in a midtown Manhattan office building. Our building management has made several changes to the building since the pandemic started. These changes include new filtration systems in the air vents that are changed every 6 months; access to hand sanitizer; more frequent cleaning of public spaces; and social distancing precautions.

The Prospect Hill Foundation offices have made their own changes to keep our office safer, including; constant access to hand sanitizer and lotion, an air purifier, disinfecting wipes, keyless entry, and vaccination requirements.

While in the office, masks and social distancing are encouraged. Frequent hand sanitizing and washing is encouraged. Our office never has more than three people in it at a time.


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

About The Prospect Hill Foundation:

The Prospect Hill Foundation is a private family foundation established in New York in 1959 by Elizabeth G. Beinecke and William S. Beinecke, the late President and Chairman of the Sperry and Hutchinson…

Details at a Glance

  • Internship Benefits
    Academic Credits
  • Payment
  • Hours Per Week
    10-15 hours a week

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Please read the following instructions thoroughly before applying: Applications, including a cover letter and resume, must be submitted as a PDF with "Fall 2021 Internship Resume" as the title of your resume and "Fall 2021 Internship Cover letter" as the title of your cover letter. Due to the high number of expected applicants, only those chosen for an interview will be contacted. Calls regarding the status of your candidacy will not be returned.  

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