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Organization: B.A. Rudolph Foundation
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 31 Dec 2017

Position: Intern

Supervisor(s): Program Director (primary), Communications Director

Classification and Hours: Intern, 15-20 hours/week, based on organizaton’s shifting needs and intern’s anticipated availability

Location: Intern will reside in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area; internship will take place in a teleworking format; workspace will not be provided

Compensation: $13/hour for students currently enrolled in an undergraduate program; $15/hour for students currently enrolled in a graduate program

Start Date: January 15, 2018

End Date: May 2018 with possibility to extend into the summer

Background: The B.A. Rudolph Foundation is a non-profit organization supporting women through scholarships, mentorship, professional development, and networking opportunities. The Foundation currently provides three scholarships covering living expenses for summer interns in public service and STEM fields, as well as an endowment at the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service for an annual full academic scholarship. The B.A. Rudolph Foundation is the only non-academic organization supporting women in this manner.

We are entering a period of exciting growth in our programs, outreach and support of women, requiring increased assistance on multiple projects, including but not limited to scholarship application season, communications, and program development.

Position Description:

The intern will gain experience working for a small but growing non-profit organization, providing support to the Foundation’s communications, programs, events, and general administrative tasks. Hours and tasks will vary based on organization’s shifting needs and intern’s anticipated availability, likely 15-20 hours per week.

Communications (50%, under the supervision of the Communications Director):

  • Work with the Communications Director in drafting and posting social media and web content
  • Assist in the management of two monthly blogs

Programs (40%, under the supervision of the Program Director):

  • Support the administrative aspects of scholarship application season, including but not limited to: monitoring the general email account, responding to applicant questions, saving letters of recommendation, and preparing scholar onboarding materials
  • Assist in the assignment and pairing of scholars with mentors
  • Work with Program Director in designing schedule of summer outings and professional development workshops
  • Help plan the Foundation’s annual Welcome BBQ for 2018 scholars, to be held June 23

Admin (10%):

  • Participate in a weekly conference call with staff, held Monday evenings at 7 pm, EST
  • Participate in quarterly conference calls with staff and Board of Directors, to be held -January 8 at 7 pm, EST (attendance TBD, based on start date) and April 2 at 7 pm, EST
  • Participate in other Board of Directors meetings to be held February 23-25 and June 24

Ideal candidates will have a passion for the Foundation’s mission, prior communications experience, ability to provide administrative support, familiarity with event planning, and be comfortable with a teleworking environment. Workspace and benefits not provided. Required qualifications include:

  • Currently enrolled in a higher education institution, working towards a Bachelor’s degree or graduate degree in a relevant field
  • Living in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, where the Foundation is based
  • Knowledge of Gmail, Google Docs, MS Word, Excel
  • Previous experience posting to social media platforms (including but not limited to Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Hootsuite) in a professional capacity
  • Previous experience using Constant Contact, Canva, Adobe Creative Suite, LucidPress or similar design software
  • Ability to work independently in a teleworking environment while contributing to an overall team effort
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities from multiple supervisors quickly and effectively; strong organizational skills; detail-oriented
  • Strong written and oral communication skills

Additional skills, not required:

  • Prior experience with WordPress or similar website platform
  • Database maintenance, with exceptional attention to detail

The B.A. Rudolph Foundation is committed to the principle of diversity in all areas. In that spirit, we are particularly dedicated to reaching applicants from a broad spectrum of qualified people. Applicants with diverse backgrounds, experiences, ability and perspectives are encouraged to apply.

How to apply:

-Interested applicants should complete the online application form, which includes fields to upload a resume, cover letter, and work sample:
-The cover letter should address your academic and professional experience and how they relate to the internship.
-Work sample should demonstrate ability to post to social media accounts in a creative, visually appealing, and professional capacity.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until December 31, 2017. Selected candidates will be contacted for an in-person interview to be held in the DC area the first week of January. Questions? Email Kristen Hecht at