El-Hibri Foundation (EHF) Summer 2016 Internship Program



El-Hibri Foundation (EHF)
Summer 2016 Internship Program Announcement (May 23 – August 19)

ABOUT EHF

EHF is a 501(c)(3) private charitable foundation established in 2001. We envision a world in which respect for human dignity, equality and appreciation of diversity are cultural norms, and the non-violent resolution of conflict is widely practiced. We seek to achieve this mission by promoting education focused on peacebuilding and conflict transformation and through interfaith dialogue and action designed to increase respect for diversity. The majority of EHF grantmaking is focused on the United States.

The Foundation:
Funds grants that incubate or develop new ideas;
Develops internal programs that address unmet needs; and

Utilizes its Washington, DC headquarters as a venue for intellectual exchange.

Prospective interns are asked to become familiar with the purpose, goals, procedures and work of the El-Hibri Foundation (EHF). Visit www.elhibrifoundation.org for more information about the organization and its programs.

INTERNSHIPS

1) Philanthropic Mapping Internship
The El-Hibri Foundation seeks an intern to work on conducting research related to philanthropic giving, collective impact and mapping of the American Muslim non-profit space. Intern activities will include analyzing and summarizing relevant research, identifying key trends, and compiling best practices for a report on benchmarks and assessment. The intern will report directly to EHF’s President.
The internship offers learning opportunities relating to conducting research, understanding trends and best practices in philanthropy and civil society, as well as professional development opportunities through working in a non-profit organization.

Qualifications

Graduate students or post-graduate professionals may apply. Applicants must possess excellent writing and communication skills, knowledge of social media and knowledge of computer applications, such as Windows XP and MS Office Suite. The intern must be in good academic standing with their educational institution, as applicable. He/she must be self-motivated and able to work independently or in a group, be highly organized, have general office administration skills, and be a flexible multi-tasker with the ability to see projects through to completion. Familiarity with philanthropy and evaluation methodologies preferred. Experience with Salesforce also a plus.


2) Grants Management Internship
The Grants Management Intern will assist with the organization of the current grant cycle and work with current applicants and grantees and will report directly to the Director of Grants and Programs. This internship includes:
Learning about the management of an annual grant cycle, including soliciting and reviewing proposals and corresponding with applicants;
Facilitating the administrative flow of the grant cycle by helping to research, compile, draft, organize and digitize documents relating to grant applications and funded grants;
Researching information about prospective and actual grantees;
Reviewing grant reports and materials;
Drafting “spotlight” summaries highlighting the activities of, and progress made by,grantees for the EHF website and newsletter;
Identifying best practices resources for prospective grant seekers; and
Supporting grantees through helping to organize strategic and organizationaldevelopment trainings.

Qualifications
Graduate students or post-graduate professionals preferred, undergraduate students in their senior year may apply. Applicants must possess excellent writing and communication skills, knowledge of social media and knowledge of computer applications, such as Windows XP and MS Office Suite. The intern must be in good academic standing with their educational institution, as applicable. He/she must be self-motivated and able to work independently or in a group, be highly organized, have general office administration skills, and be a flexible multi-tasker with the ability to see projects through to completion. Familiarity with the fields of peace education and interfaith dialogue are preferred. Previous experience with Salesforce a plus.

3) Communications Internship in Video Production/Post-Production
The El-Hibri Foundation seeks an intern to work on producing short films related to the innovative work of the El-Hibri Foundation and of its grantees. Intern activities will include all elements of post-production as well as some video production. The intern will report to EHF’s Communications Manager.
This internship offers the opportunity to gain experience in video production and post- production. It also offers learning opportunities in philanthropy and in communications in a dynamic Foundation in the non-profit space, as well as professional development opportunities through work in a DC-based non-profit organization.

Qualifications
Undergraduate/graduate students or post-graduate professionals may apply. Applicants must possess excellent communication skills and have good experience in video post-production.
Preferred applicants will also have experience handling video production equipment (cameras, lights, sound), experience using Final Cut Pro, and basic knowledge of Photoshop. The intern must be in good academic standing with their educational institution, as applicable. He/she must be self-motivated and able to work independently or in a group, be highly organized, have general office administration skills, and be a flexible multi-tasker with the ability to see projects through to completion.

4) Administrative and Events Coordination Internship
The Administrative and Events Coordination Intern will assist with events coordination, project management, and day-to-day administration of a Foundation engaged in innovative programming. The intern will assist the Operations and Special Projects Manager and the Executive Assistant to the President with these tasks. Internship tasks will include:
Researching operation and event best practices and developing a manual;
Developing an inventory process and supporting reconciliation;
Developing a database of preferred vendors and contractors;
Creating comprehensive new employee engagement process;
Assisting in writing, editing and distributing space grant information;
Support the operations team in various aspects of event planning and management;
Tracking logistics and outreach for events;
Communicating with vendors and securing contracts;
Supporting Operations Manager in Facilities Management;
Coordinating travel arrangements for speakers and guests;
Providing administrative support;
Performing other tasks as assigned by the Operations and Special Projects Manager or theExecutive Assistant to the President.

Qualifications
Undergraduate students may apply, graduate students or post-graduate professionals preferred. Applicants must possess excellent writing and communication skills, knowledge of computer applications, such as Mac OSX, Windows XP, and MS Office Suite. The intern must be in good academic standing with their educational institution, as applicable. He/she must be self- motivated and able to work independently or in a group, be highly organized, have general office administration skills, and be a flexible multi-tasker with the ability to see projects through to completion. Attention to detail combined with an ability to keep an eye on the overall project is an absolute must.

HOURS and TERMS
Interns will be invited to work on a flexible schedule for an average of 15-32 hours per week at our Metro-friendly location off of Dupont Circle. EHF strives to maintain a collegial environment in the office and at all sponsored events; likewise, interns are expected to treat all colleagues, partners, and visitors with courtesy and respect and conduct themselves in a professional manner at all times. The form of dress is business casual.

COMPENSATION
Internships are designed to afford valuable educational and work experience. Upon successful completion of an internship, the Foundation offers a $250 stipend to half-time or $500 to full- time interns to offset local transportation costs. EHF also will help interns apply to their colleges or universities for course credit, upon advance agreement.
The benefits of the opportunity include hands-on experience working with a dynamic, friendly and energetic team. EHF staff members will provide training, support, guidance and are always willing to be professional references and/or write letters of recommendation.

EHF follows the guidelines of the Field Operations Handbook (Ch. 10, Sec. B 11) of the US Department of Labor regarding “trainees and student-trainees” and provides an educational work experience. This work experience will include a formal Professional Development Seminar Program

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SEMINAR PROGRAM
Interns will attend weekly professional development seminars with the members of our team with the result that all interns will gain insight into every position at the foundation, including President and Vice-President roles. Each seminar will include a discussion of what a particular job role entails, and possible career paths to that position. These seminars will give the interns insight into executive management, the philanthropic space, grants and programs management, operations and events, communications, and development. The seminar series may also include training on software packages likes Salesforce, best practices instruction in getting the full potential out of GoogleDocs, and instruction on a formalized reading list that will include information about the American non-profit and philanthropic space.

HOW TO APPLY
If you are interested in applying, please submit a resume, a cover letter with references and a short writing sample to: careers@elhibrifoundation.org.

APPLICATION DEADLINES
Applications are received on a rolling basis. Priority consideration is given to applications submitted in relation to the below dates:

INTERNSHIP TERM
Summer 2016: May 23 – August 19

This material is cross-posted from the Peace and Collaborative Development Network, http://internationalpeaceandconflict.org and appears to be an interesting opportunity for the Humphrey community.   This is meant for information sharing purposes only. 
© 2015 Regents of the University of Minnesota. All rights reserved. The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer. Privacy Statement