The FORD FOUNDATION is an independent, nonprofit grant-making organization. For more than 75 years it has worked with visionary people on the frontlines of social change worldwide, guided by its mission to strengthen democratic values, reduce poverty and injustice, promote international cooperation, and advance human achievement. With headquarters in New York, the foundation has ten regional offices in Asia, Africa, and Latin America.
Our summer internship program has been a part of the foundation for more than 40 years. Since its inception, we have worked to provide an enriching and rewarding experience for students of all majors with varying career aspirations.
The program is designed to expose students to philanthropy and the not-for-profit sector and to provide them with a rich learning and development experience. Assignments vary by department but generally include administrative, analytical, research and special project support. Students also attend weekly learning sessions, which include meetings with senior foundation staff and opportunities to learn about different career fields, build networking skills and discuss career planning.
The program runs for 10 weeks, from Monday, June 4, 2018, through Friday, August 10, 2018.
Positions will be available in our program (grant making) and operations divisions.
To be considered applicants must meet the following criteria. If you don't meet all of the criteria, you will NOT be considered for the internship program.
Be full-time rising junior or senior undergraduates
Be residents of the New York Tri-state area (New York, New Jersey or Connecticut) and live within a commutable distance as we do not provide housing, housing allowances or provide housing recommendations. Nor do we provide transportation allowances.
Receive needs-based financial aid*
Have a minimum GPA of 3.0/4.0
Be available to work a 35-hour week (Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.)
Possess excellent computer skills and demonstrated proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office Suite
Have demonstrated leadership and an interest in social justice via coursework or extracurricular activity
Have excellent written and verbal communication skills
Be Interested in the work of nonprofit organizations and foundations
*The following are the need-based federal student aid programs: Federal Pell Grant Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) Direct Subsidized Loan Federal Perkins Loan Federal Work-Study Source: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa/next-steps/how-...
Equal employment opportunity and having a diverse staff are fundamental principles at The Ford Foundation, where employment and promotional opportunities are based upon individual capabilities and qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation preference, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status or any other protected characteristic as established under law.