Professional Development

  • Intern, The Philanthropic Initiative

    The Boston Foundation, Boston, MA

    All applications should be submitted online. Go to and select “Intern, The Philanthropic Initiative” to complete our online application process. Diversity candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Equal Opportunity Employer.

    Job Description

    Title: Intern, The Philanthropic Initiative
    Department: Philanthropy, The Philanthropic Initiative
    Reports To: Senior Partner, TPI
    FLSA Classification: Nonexempt FTE: 1
    Supervises: None

    Position Summary:
    The Intern will work on client engagements and field leadership work, specifically the Invest for Better – Women Lead the Way in Impact Investing initiative.

    Hours and Compensation:
    Seeking an intern who will work 35 hours/week May 20 – August 16th with the possibility of extension. Compensation is $15/hr.

    Essential Functions:

    Invest for Better Initiative
    • Support visibility/activation campaign outreach, including social media strategies, partnerships, conferences and events, building the number of pledgers
    • Create website content including blogs, resources, case studies, etc.
    • Organization, outreach and administration for project overall

    Client Support
    • Grants management and scholarship/college success program support
    • Social issues and benchmarking research
    • Administrative support

    Preparation, Knowledge, Previous Experience:
    • Bachelor’s degree in progress required

    Skills, Abilities, Competencies:
    • Strong writing, research and organizational skills required;
    • Knowledge of and interest in philanthropy
    • The ability to plan, think analytically, pay attention to detail and follow through;
    • Self-motivation and ability to manage multiple tasks; and
    • Experience with social media content creation and platform management.

    Working Conditions & Physical Demands:
    • Ability to sit for long periods of time
    • Ability to use a computer workstation and keyboard for long periods of time
    • Ability to carry up to 5 pounds

    The content is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by persons assigned to this job. It is not intended to constitute an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required.

    External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents, who are or become disabled as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act or applicable state law, must be able to perform the essential functions of the job (including those listed above) either with or without reasonable accommodation. Reasonable accommodation, if any, will be determined by management in consultation with the employee on a case-by-case basis.

    This job description is intended to be general and may be revised from time to time. At management’s discretion, the employee may be assigned different or additional duties from time to time.


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  • Annual CGTrader Scholarship

    CGTrader, Online

    CGTrader is the largest 3D model marketplace backed by the strong designer community of more than 1.2M members. CGTrader was founded with the goal to ensure fair marketplace conditions for 3D designers.

    Every year CGTrader challenges students to dig into the field of technology by writing an essay on how innovative technologies are transforming our lives.

    Enter the CGTrader Scholarship 2018 challenge to win $3,000 for your education expenses. The best submission will be awarded $2,000 while the two runners-up will receive $500 each.

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  • ABFE is a membership-based philanthropic organization that advocates for responsive and transformative investments in Black communities. Partnering with foundations, nonprofits and individuals, ABFE provides its members with professional development and technical assistance resources that further the philanthropic sector’s connection and responsiveness to issues of equality, diversity and inclusion.

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  • CLFP is a year-long program designed to sharpen the skills and strengthen the leadership capacity of foundation staff, donors and trustees who are committed to assisting Black communities through philanthropy. Fellows have the opportunity to learn from seasoned grantmakers and peers on a regular basis, understand how to be more effective for change within their institutions, and participate in a network that focuses on innovative solutions to community challenges.

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  • Leverage the Trust

    ABFE, Anywhere

    Leverage the Trust is an effort to identify and engage Black foundation trustees in ABFE’s mission through peer networking and learning opportunities. The work of Leverage the Trust is led by a committee of dedicated trustees of philanthropic institutions who are representative of the diversity of geography, type and size of grantmaking entities in the sector.

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  • Proteus Fund

    Proteus Fund, Anywhere

    Partnering with individual donors and foundations, Proteus Fund designs and manages collaborative grant making on a range of leading social change arenas—from curbing the growing influence of money in politics to advancing marriage equality and protecting civil liberties in an age of heightened national security. Its high-impact initiatives combine targeted grants and technical assistance, informed by rigorous policy analysis and research, as well as expert input from the field.

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  • YWCA Boston

    YWCA Boston, Anywhere

    The goal of YWCA Boston is to reduce systemic racial and gender disparities and improve social cohesion in Boston neighborhoods where health, educational and safety.

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  • YWCA Boston Lead Boston Opportunity

    YWCA Boston, Anywhere

    An 11-month, experiential executive education program, Lead Boston focuses on the inner workings of Boston, trends and issues that impact the city’s social and economic vitality, and socially responsible leadership. The program is geared to corporate, public and non-profit mid-to-senior level executives.

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