This summer the internship will operate out of Sarah Heinz House, a youth-serving organization in Pittsburgh. To that end, Sarah Heinz House is seeking a diverse group of high school students graduating in 2018, who are likely to pursue higher education and who are motivated by service, current events and community affairs to work as paid summer interns. In past years, students have addressed concerns about urban development, education, violence, the environment and art. Applicants are encouraged to review information about past years' programs here: http://www.heinz.org/youthphilanthropy.
SUMMARY OF INTERNS' TASKS & RESPONSIBILITIES:The interns will work to develop and implement a youth philanthropy project, which will culminate in recommending grant awards to local nonprofits working to serve their communities. Interns will research issues affecting local neighborhoods, identify service priorities, develop funding guidelines, solicit requests for funding and recommend the organizations to be funded. They will receive an overview of the Endowments’ approach to philanthropy and areas of giving and learn about the important role nonprofit organizations play in improving society. KEY SKILLS: • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships with culturally diverse people and the ability work within a team• Solid analytical skills and creative problem -solving skills• Demonstrated time management and organizational skills• Excellent communication skills, including verbal, written and public speaking• Interest in Pittsburgh’s neighborhoods, the issues facing its residents and the role nonprofits play in community change
LOGISTICS:The program begins in mid-June and ends in early August, with specific dates determined by final school calendars and commencement ceremonies.
Work hours will be determined in the coming months, but interns can expect to work 30-35 hours per week, with more hours in the first three and last three weeks of the program.
Participants are expected to be punctual and to fully commit to the program. The internship will operate out of Sarah Heinz House and in the focus neighborhoods selected for the program. Connect cards will be provided. APPLICATION PROCESS:A detailed description of the application materials -- basic information; a resume or list of educational, extracurricular and leadership experiences; essay and letter of recommendation -- follows. To be considered, the entire package must be submitted by Friday, April 20, 2018 at 11:59PM.