Hispanics in Philanthropy is seeking an Intern

Hispanics in Philanthropy (HIP) serves as a catalyst to increase resources for the Latino and Latin American civil sector and increase Latino participation and leadership throughout philanthropy.  HIP’s work is designed to contribute to the greater effectiveness of philanthropy and to greater equity and diversity.  Our flagship initiative is the Funders’ Collaborative for Strong Latino Communities, a grantmaking program that pools funds from 100+ foundation, corporate, government, and individual donors to provide capacity-building grants and technical assistance to 400+ Latino-led nonprofit organizations in 18 sites across the U.S. and Latin America. Sites in the Northeast Region include New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts/Rhode Island, Philadelphia, and Washington, DC. More information is available on our website: www.hiponline.org.




The Program Intern will provide administrative assistance to the program staff of HIP’s Northeast Regional Office and support the following areas:


Funders’ Collaborative for Strong Latino Communities


§    Learn and participate in grantmaking processes.

§    Assist with due diligence, including initial intake and review of online grant proposals and attachments.

§    Assist with preparation for applicant information sessions and grantee convenings.

§    Conduct data entry of grant applicant organizations, as well as updating and verifying records in HIP’s information management system.

§    Develop, organize, and maintain effective electronic and hard-copy filing systems for grant proposals and other grant applicant information.


Website maintenance


§    Update information on HIP’s Northeast sites (e.g. grantee information, funder lists, upcoming activities, etc.)

§    Assist in the development of a main Northeast Regional page and separate webpages for each of five Northeast sites


Special Event Planning


§    Assist with logistics for fundraising and summer membership event

§    Assemble communications and outreach materials.

§    Conduct outreach to HIP members and community leaders.

§    Record audience responses at the event (e.g. take photos, videotape, collect audience evaluations, etc.)




Qualified candidates must have a demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint), Dreamweaver, HTML, CSS and be familiar with database work. Must have a high level of verbal and written communication skills, and a demonstrated interest in the philanthropic or non-profit sector. Candidate must be organized, demonstrate attention to detail, have the ability to meet deadlines and juggle multiple tasks.  We are looking for a team player with a sense of humor. Proficiency in Spanish is preferred, though not required. This position will report to the Program Coordinators for the Northeast region.


Position type:  Volunteer, Part-time (2-3 day/week commitment), May 2009 through August 2009




§    Mentorship from seasoned philanthropic professionals in a supportive work environment

§    Opportunities for networking with Latino leaders in philanthropy and developing knowledge of Latino civil sector

§    Flexible work schedule possible

§    Ideal for a student, recent graduate, or other entry-level professional

§    Opportunities for travel to our sites (NY, MA/RI, CT, PA or DC)

§    Accommodating to any requirements for receiving academic credit


Position open until filled. Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately.


To Apply:  Send cover letter and resume to Adam Gasiewicz, Hispanics in Philanthropy, 55 Exchange Place, Suite 503, New York, NY 10005, or email to adam@hiponline.org. Email submissions are preferred.

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