Educational Programs Intern

Employer
Horatio Alger Association
Location
Alexandria, VA
Posted
Feb 28, 2017
Closes
Mar 22, 2017
Industry
Nonprofit
Hours
Full Time

Internship Description

The Horatio Alger Association is seeking a paid summer intern to join our Educational Programs team by assisting with a variety of tasks including but not limited to administrative, written, and social media tasks. Must be able to work 35 hours per week. The office is located in Old Town Alexandria, VA and is accessible via the Metro. Parking also available. Preferred start date is May 15th and preferred end date is August 18th.

Who we are:

The Horatio Alger Association is a non-profit organization that provides scholarship assistance and mentoring services to deserving young people who have demonstrated integrity, determination in overcoming adversity, academic potential, and the personal aspiration to make a unique contribution to society. We are one of the largest need-based scholarship programs in the United States and, since 1984, have awarded over $125 million dollars in college scholarships. Our Association inducts lifetime Members who serve as contemporary role models who exemplify that opportunities for a successful life are available to all individuals who exhibit integrity, hard work, perseverance, and compassion for others.

What we're looking for:

Applicants with excellent interpersonal, organizational, writing, and time management skills, as well as the ability to multitask. Individuals with an interest in nonprofit and/or education fields preferred. College students or recent college graduates are encouraged to apply. Knowledge of SalesForce is helpful, but not required.

What we offer:

We are a small nonprofit (12 employees) and offer our interns an opportunity to gain real professional experience and room to grow personally and professionally.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Assist in administration of scholarship disbursements for National, State, and Specialized Scholars (correspondence and disbursement management)
  • Provide support for writing/editing of publications and social media content
  • Maintain and update student files in SalesForce database
  • Assist with preparation of program reports for funders
  • Assist with mailings
  • Assist with data entry
  • Additional duties as assigned