Philanthropic Research Summer Analyst

Orr Associates, Inc. (OAI)
Washington, DC
Mar 07, 2017
Apr 01, 2017
Analyst, Research
Nonprofit, Research
Full Time

Orr Associates, Inc. (OAI) is a premiere consulting firm for the nonprofit industry that provides consulting services to clients in the areas of development, strategy, event planning, and board management. We are looking for full- and part-time summer Philanthropic Research Analysts (PRAs) to assist our client teams in their day-to-day work.

Who You Are:

You are proactive. You enjoy being busy and taking on new work. You're not afraid to ask for a project that might seem daunting, and you are constantly asking questions.

You are detail-oriented. While you thrive in fast-paced environments, you understand that the smallest aspects of a project are vital in producing quality, client-ready work. As far as you're concerned, anything worth doing is worth doing right. Proof-reading, fact-checking, and sourcing work is second nature to you.

You are a problem-solver. Surviving in the non-profit industry is an art, not a science. Whether it's gathering data, rewriting a proposal, or researching industry trends, you are adamant about exploring all options for moving a client forward.

You are a team player. You can work with your fellow interns and full time employees to manufacture top-notch work. You are communicative by nature, ensuring that all are informed in your work's progress and any challenges that may arise.

And finally, you are adaptable and can think on your feet. When change happens, you are quick to adjust and roll with the punches. You like to learn new things, and can learn them quickly. From education to social work, you have an interest in learning how non-profits garner support and sustain themselves.

What We Offer:

The Marriott Foundation. National Women's History Museum. The Malala Fund. Holton-Arms School.

These are just a few examples of the clients that OAI works with to grow their impact. As a Summer PRA we offer the opportunity to dive head-first into the infrastructure, research, and processes that drive revenue and growth at these nonprofits. Our interns create and refine client deliverables that help nonprofits execute capital campaigns, fundraising events, and long-term strategic plans.

Through working at OAI you'll learn what it takes to advance the footprint of non-profits across the country.

A day at OAI:

There is no typical day at OAI, but if there were, here are some of the tasks you might be doing:

  • Gathering data on potential donors, peer non-profits, and charitable industries
  • Researching foundations to understand their strategic interest and soliciting potential
  • Supporting Associates in managing and tracking in donor databases
  • Preparing the first draft of client deliverables across all Microsoft Suite applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Assisting with mailings, client materials preparation, and special projects as assigned.
  • Supporting staff as they prepare for client events including galas, cultivation lunches, or board presentations
  • Other administrative and physical duties as assigned

What We Want:

To land this gig, you need to have some past experience helping others solve problems. It doesn't need to be traditional customer service experience—internships, volunteer work, and side projects count! Describe your background in your resume and cover letter and tell us how it prepares you for an internship in nonprofit consulting.

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