Grants Management Summer Intern - 2019
GRANTS MANAGEMENT INTERN
The Grants Management department partners with program teams to maximize the effectiveness and impact of MacArthur’s grantmaking. Grants Management works to continuously improve the Foundation’s grant operations and processes, advises on best grantmaking practices including compliance-related concerns, and manages grantmaking data and information in support of a learning culture and improved grantmaking.
The summer intern would support the Associate Director of Data Management, as well as the Grants Management Department more generally. This is an exciting opportunity to help inform and advance the vision of a department that is relatively new to the Foundation.
General Summary of Internship:
• Conduct literature reviews/desk research on how grants management can assist grantmaking programs in addressing diversity, equity and inclusion in grant craft
• Collect and analyze data (internally available and publicly available) to craft case studies/illustrative examples to inform foundation program teams and enterprise decision making.
• Assist with data entry and data quality management projects
• Attend project meetings
• Summarize results
• Prepare reports, and presentations
• Additional administrative tasks as requested
Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume. Students must be returning to school next fall to be eligible. Students who meet the minimum requirements should apply through the MacArthur Foundation website (www.macfound.org/jobs). The internship posting is listed under the About Us/ Employment tab.
The deadline for the submission of applications for the internship is April 1, 2019.
Qualifications & Requirements Qualifications:
• Undergraduate or graduate student
• An interest in philanthropy, healthy civil society development, and social change
• Tech-savvy individual trained in a range of academic and practical research techniques
• Strong analytical skills
• Self-motivated and results-oriented individual with strong written or verbal communication skills.
• Able to influence and effectively manage multiple projects
• Proficiency with Excel, Excel pivot tables and charts. Power BI experience is desirable, but not required.
The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation supports creative people, effective institutions, and influential networks building a more just, verdant, and peaceful world. MacArthur is placing a few big bets that truly significant progress is possible on some of the world’s most pressing social challenges, including over-incarceration, global climate change, nuclear risk, and significantly increasing financial capital for the social sector. In addition to the MacArthur Fellows Program, the Foundation continues its historic commitments to the role of journalism in a responsible and responsive democracy, as well as the strength and vitality of our headquarters city, Chicago.
MacArthur is one of the nation's largest independent foundations. Organizations supported by the Foundation work in about 50 countries. In addition to Chicago, MacArthur has offices in India, Mexico, and Nigeria.