Women’s Economic Security Initiative Intern at WOMEN’S WAY

Fields: women’s rights, poverty, social justice, health, policy

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

About the Organization: At WOMEN’S WAY, we work every day to inspire and mobilize the community to invest in organizations and leaders that advance the rights of, and opportunities for, women and girls. The WOMEN’S ECONOMIC SECURITY INITIATIVE (WESI) is a long-term, systems-level collaborative initiative centered around the shared vision that all women in the Philadelphia region attain financial well-being for themselves and their families. With the understanding that no one organization or sector alone can bring this ambitious vision to reality, WESI brings together government, nonprofits, philanthropy, business, and women with the lived experience of economic security around a common agenda and aligned activities. Using the collective impact framework, our network identifies systemic gaps, enhances the coordination of organizations doing promising work, and builds a data-driven learning community.

About the Position: WOMEN’S WAY is looking for an ambitious and data-savvy strategic thinker to provide support for the Women’s Economic Security Initiative (WESI). This role would be a great fit for students studying public health, public policy, nonprofit management, social sciences, or business. WESI is a large and ambitious project with many moving pieces, including partnership recruitment, meeting facilitation, data analysis, and more. The WESI Intern will assist the WESI Program Director with carrying out many of these functions and act as a thought partner as we implement this initiative. Responsibilities may include but are not limited to: Communications & Research, Data Analysis & Impact Evaluation, Meetings and Partnerships.

If you are a smart, perspicacious individual who wants to dive into the nonprofit world, this internship is for you! There will be ample opportunity to work and learn across functions, and there is also an opportunity to tailor some job functions based on your interests and strengths. The targeted start date for this role is January 2019, and we are looking for someone who can work a minimum of 20 hours per week. We can work together to figure out a weekly schedule that works for you, keeping in mind that our office hours are typically Monday-Friday 9am-5pm with occasional evening meetings.

Special Requirements/Qualifications: We are looking for an energetic, detail-oriented individual who is passionate about gender equity and reducing Philadelphia’s poverty rate. To be successful in this job, you will need to be someone who is always grounded in the big picture but can easily dig into the details of a complicated spreadsheet or a dense research article. You’ll need to be a master of organization, a strong writer, a creative problem-solver, and someone who enjoys creating more effective and efficient processes. We are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to racial equity and social justice. We strongly encourage people of color and individuals from the LGBTQIA+ community to apply.

  • Must-Haves
  • Excel proficiency, including the ability to analyze data sets and create charts and graphs
  • Strong writing skills, with a knack for communicating complex topics in a digestible and compelling way
  • Great attitude and appreciation for continuous learning; a willingness to do both strategic and mundane tasks (you’re not above staying late to stuff envelopes if the team needs you)
  • Superior organizational skills (you love folders and sub-folders and you love creating more efficient processes and systems)
  • Tech and social media savvy
  • High school diploma or G.E.D.
  • Nice-to-Haves
  • 1-2 years of work experience (can include internships, community activities, and volunteer work)
  • Experience with program evaluation
  • Experience with basic graphic design
  • Graduate level students preferred but undergraduate students will also be considered

Estimated Salary: $15/hour, 20 hours/week and we are also happy to work with you to provide educational credit.

Deadline: Until filled

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