Wellspring Philanthropic Fund’ Information-Technology Internship provides practical training in enterprise IT and knowledge management for philanthropic organizations. The internship offers an opportunity to become an integral member of an operations team supporting programmatic and grantmaking activities in human rights and social justice. Wellspring Philanthropic Fund will provide opportunities for learning and exposure to the operations side of philanthropy.
The intern will work directly with the IT team in a variety of IT and knowledge management–related activities, including hardware configuration and support, data governance, cloud-implementation projects, staff training and project management. Also, the intern will participate in weekly meetings and attend events where he or she can build networking skills, learn about new technologies and report back on recommended solutions.
Ambitious student pursuing an associate’s or bachelor’s degree in, engineering, information systems, computer science, mathematics, arts & sciences, or communications,
previous volunteer or work experience in nonprofit or philanthropic sector preferred,
able to operate effectively within a globally dispersed, complex and highly collaborative organization,
basic knowledge of modern computer-networking technologies,
basic understanding of Windows, Office, iOS and cloud technologies,
excellent problem-solving skills,
training or teaching experience is a plus,
able to research a range of topics and synthesize information concisely in a written report,
displays initiative and resourcefulness when addressing users’ issues,
able to communicate technical information to nontechnical audience thoughtfully and effectively, and
able to handle confidential client information with complete discretion.
About Wellspring Philanthropic Fund
Wellspring Philanthropic Fund is a private grantmaking foundation dedicated to advancing the realization of human rights and social and economic justice for all people. Wellspring has offices in New York, NY, and Washington, DC.