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Intern, Rotational Non-Profit Management, University Of

Company: World Resources Institute
Location: Washington
Posted on: April 10, 2021

Job Description:

WRI Overview (WRI) is an independent, nonprofit global research organization that turns big ideas into action at the nexus of environment, economic opportunity and human well-being. We are working to address critical challenges that the world must overcome this decade in order to secure a sustainable future for people and the planet: climate change, energy, food, forests, water, sustainable cities, and the ocean. are learning experiences designed for current students, entry level, or other candidates who wish to gain knowledge about a specific area of our work. We strive to attract diverse,intellectually drivencandidates who have a passion for sustainability and development. WRI provides many internship opportunities throughout the year in all our programs. WRI is committed to advancing gender, racial, and social equity for human well-being in our mission and applies this principle to our organizational and programmatic practices. Internship Summary Through this internship, you will receive robust training in a diverse range of WRIoperationsduties, including project financial management, grant and sub-agreement management, development and fundraising, finance and accounting, and human resources.Operations teams create the infrastructure that facilitates the success of WRI's mission and are foundational to WRI being able to achieve impact. During the firstthreeweeks, you will participate in a rotationaltrainingcurriculum involving in-depth seminars, guided learning modules, and assignments that willprovidein-depth insight into the topics and responsibilitiesencompassing non-profit management. For the remainingduration of your internship, you will work directlywith aWRIprogram or center,in alignment with your interests, to shadow experienced operations staff and support the completion of typical Project Coordinator assignments that will allow you to apply your knowledge of WRIs systems and processes in real-life scenarios.Duringyour direct placement with a team,you will work onprogrammaticdeliverables,provide ongoing operations supportandmanageotherspecial projects.Examples ofpotentialprojectsincludecompleting a Project Management for DevelopmentProfessionals (PMDPro) training & certification,compilingfunder financial reports,designinga strategy to integrate project operations and communications,andforecasting yourteamsquarterly budget.By the end of theinternship, you will be equipped with diverse skills and applied knowledge in non-profit management, financial management, development, and operations. LearningOutcomes The intern will gain experience in the following areas: --- Develop foundational knowledgeoffinancial management including budgeting, expense review, financial reporting, revenue analysis, and WRI cost structure.--- Learn full cycle grant andsubagreementmanagement includinginitiating newprime awards, drafting newsubagreements, reviewing partner reports, and processing invoices.--- Gain fundraising exposurein areas ofproposal developmentandopportunity tracking inSalesforce.--- Become familiar with criticalsystems including Salesforce, Cognos,Deltekand Office 365 Suite (Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)--- Exposure to general non-profitoperationsincluding Human Resources, Information Technology, and organizational sustainabilitystandards--- Complete a budget forecast through the following activities:--- Participating in budget review meetingsand quarterly fiscal reviews--- S upporting budget development and entry into WRIs financial systems for coming fiscal year--- Updating revenue forecasts and funding opportunity records in Salesforce--- Registering potential deliverable or operational risks the team isfacing--- Brainstorming potential mitigation strategies Internship Qualifications --- University Sponsored: You must be a student currently enrolled in the School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland .--- Strong interest in climate change and sustainability--- Interest in non-profit management and operations--- Excellent oral and written communications skills--- Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as part of ateam General Internship Requirements --- Applicants must have personal health insurance coverage.--- U.S. work authorization is required for this opportunity. WRI does not sponsor interns for visas. Compensation --- University Sponsored: Students will receive compensation from their university program. Durationand Location --- This is a full-time, 12-week summer internship with start date options of June 1 or June 21, 2021 based on the students availability and need for the project.--- This is a remote-based internship with the option to work out of the Washington D.C. office once it reopens.--- WRI will provide a laptop for the duration of your internship. How to Apply Please submit a cover letter and resume with your application.Applicants mustapply through the WRI Careers portal to be considered. The World Resources Institute ( ) is an environmental and development research and policy organization that creates solutions to protect the Earth and improve peoples lives. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, it is WRIs policy to recruit, hire, and provide opportunities for advancement in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, parental status, protected veteran status, or disability. WRIs global agenda requires a staff that is diverse with respect to race, gender, cultural, and international background. Diverse perspectives and experience enhance the way WRI selects and approaches issues, as well as the creativity and applicability of WRI's policy research and analysis. WRI, therefore, encourages applications from U.S. minorities, persons from other countries (especially developing nations), and from women of all backgrounds. - provided by Dice

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