PICS Organization Name
The Resource Foundation
New York, New York
Gabriela Pitten '19, Camila Novo-Viano '18
The Resource Foundation (TRF) believes that every man, woman and child, regardless of their circumstances, has the potential to lead the life they imagine. Our mission is to empower disadvantaged communities with the skills, knowledge and opportunities they need to improve their lives. Our regional expertise and professional, multilingual staff enable donors to confidently and efficiently support locally-led initiatives across Latin America and the Caribbean.
During their internship with TRF, the PICS intern will gain hands-on experience in two key areas of nonprofit organization management: communications/marketing and reporting/monitoring. He/She will assist with the day-to-day management of concrete processes within both of these departments (50% of the time), while also taking the lead, in collaboration with relevant TRF team members, on several strategic projects to help strengthen these areas of TRF in the long-term (50% of the time).
- It is vital that the PICS intern be able to read and write (and ideally speak) Spanish and/or Portuguese.
- Highly organized and able to multi-task.
- Efficient at working on independent projects as well as on collaborative assignments.
French language skills a plus!
Familiarity with data tracking, analysis and interpretation.
Willingness to voice one's opinion and to ask frequent questions
Expected End Time
Meets Certificate Requirement
In the past, some PICS interns have been fortunate to have friends or family living in the tri-state area and were able to commute easily into the city (we are located right near Penn Station and an easy walk/quick subway from Grand Central). Other interns have taken advantage of summer sublets (which are plentiful in NYC, Hoboken, etc.) and/or in summer housing available to students at NYU.
The best part of my work experience this summer was working with different design and branding software to help with the organization's social media presence. The hardest part of the summer was my research project, but it was also the most rewarding part.
—Gabriela Pitten '19