The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, one of the largest private charitable foundations in the United States, is dedicated to meeting the basic needs of vulnerable people and families experiencing poverty. In 2019, the Foundation will provide approximately $125 million in grants to nonprofits, primarily in the US and Israel, that provide direct services in the areas of Housing, Health, Jobs, Education, and Community Services. Grants focus on supporting organizations that serve specific populations, including older adults, women and children at risk, people with disabilities, and veterans, as well as the Jewish community.
The Foundation administers the majority of its funding in its priority communities: Baltimore, Chicago, Hawaii, Israel, New York City, Northeastern Pennsylvania, San Francisco, and Rural Communities (primarily surrounding other priority communities). These areas are hometowns representing personal ties to the life and legacy of Harry Weinberg, as well as cities where Weinberg Foundation trustees reside and provide leadership. Since 1980, the Foundation has distributed grants totaling more than $2.2 billion.
For more information, please visit our website: www.hjweinbergfoundation.org.
Position Location Owings Mills, Maryland
Job Summary The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation is seeking a full-time summer intern. Candidates should be college graduates with a degree related to fields such as social work, public policy, public health, urban studies, nonprofit management, education, law, and gerontology.
The internship will provide a constructive work experience with a large private Foundation. The intern will have the opportunity to explore the field of philanthropy within a dynamic setting. In doing so, the intern will be expected to analyze and synthesize information and create reports for review and decision making at the Foundation. This internship will expose the individual to all areas of grantmaking, including the Small Grants program. The individual should have a strong interest in best practice research and program evaluation. Specific projects will depend on the needs of Foundation staff and will be discussed during the interview process.
Qualifications and Experience:
Must have a college degree with GPA of 3.5 or higher
Must either be enrolled in a graduate program OR have two years of relevant work experience
Positive attitude, team player, and ability to work independently
Prior internship experience or other relevant experience a plus
Excellent oral and written communication skills
The intern must be able to commute to our Owings Mills office where free parking is available. This is a full-time (37.5 hours per week) paid position beginning in late May or early June 2018 and ending in August 2018.
Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 1, 2019. Please put your name in the subject line. No phone calls please.