New York Foundation Internship Opportunity

NYF Application Deadline: Tuesday, April 5, 2016


The New York Foundation is requesting applications for an internship in philanthropy. We are seeking a young person interested in learning about our grant-making approach and practice. The intern will participate in the grant review process at all levels for a period of ten weeks from June through August 2016.

The New York Foundation is a steadfast supporter of community organizing and advocacy in New York City. We believe that the resilience and vitality of its neighborhoods is the city’s greatest resource. Our grants support community-initiated solutions to solve local problems, constituents mobilizing for adequate and equitable resources, and groups organizing a collective voice among those whose voices have not been heard. Last year, the New York Foundation awarded $2.5 million in grants. 


  • Ten weeks: June through August 2016
  • Full-time: 35 hours per week
  • Stipend: $525 per week, plus unlimited MetroCard


  • Current junior or senior undergraduate students preferred
  • Commitment to public service, and interest in philanthropy and the non-profit sector
  • Interest in inner city neighborhoods and social justice
  • Strong communication and organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently and manage time effectively
  • Demonstrate analytical and research skills
  • Ability to collaborate with supervisor
  • Willingness to travel to neighborhoods in all boroughs of New York City


  • Read and evaluate proposals
  • Interact with grantees and represent the Foundation at meetings and site visits
  • Manage the New York Foundation Summer Internship in Community Organizing
  • Prepare site visit reports
  • Write a summary evaluation of the program


  • Please mail resume and letter of interest to:

New York Foundation, Attn: Summer Internship, 10 East 34th Street, Fl 10, NY, NY 10016

  • All applications must be submitted by Tuesday, April 5, 2016
  • No phone calls, faxes, or emails


Jennifer Roach is the Civic Engagement Fellow in Allbritton for the academic year 2015-2016. She is a recent Wesleyan alumni, class of 2014. Since graduating, she has moved to Hartford to continue developing Summer of Solutions Hartford, an urban farming internship program she worked on during her time at Wesleyan.