The Resource Foundation

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PICS Organization Name
The Resource Foundation

Website
http://www.resourcefnd.org/

City/State
New York, New York

Weekly Stipend
$500

Public Transportation
Yes

Housing Provided
No

Former Interns
Hye Jee Kim '21

Former Intern Projects
2019 (Hye Jee Kim '21)

Organization Description

The Resource Foundation 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 our professional, multilingual staff enable donors to confidently and efficiently give to Latin America and the Caribbean. Our tailored giving services help donors optimize their philanthropic activities, while meeting all legal and fiscal requirements. Our local partners implement programs that address the most pressing issues facing the region, including: affordable housing, capacity building, cultural programs, disaster relief, education and job-skills training, environmental conservation, financial inclusion, healthcare and HIV/AIDS, potable water and sanitation, sustainable agriculture and women’s empowerment.


For 30 years, TRF has been a leader at supporting programs that empower individuals to improve their own lives. All of our local partners work hand-in-hand with community members who provide “sweat equity” – they help build their own homes, they pay back their microenterprise loans with interest, they offer at least nominal payments for their healthcare, and they participate fully in creating a brighter future for their families. All programs supported have more than just beneficiaries – they have participants.

Internship Description

The Resource Foundation (TRF) seeks a qualified intern with an interest in international development, Latin American studies, and/or grant writing. This is an excellent opportunity to gain holistic exposure to the international grant-making process with a growing non-profit organization that has over 25 years of experience as an intermediary between U.S. donors and local organizations in Latin America.

The interns main duties include assisting TRF Program Reporting Manager with ongoing monitoring of funded projects. Synthesizing, translating and editing grant reports. Overall grant review to ensure compliance. Tracking and analyzing impact data. Filing and selecting photos, videos and other materials for use in communications pieces. Communicating with local organizations in the region to facilitate reporting process. Creating and developing original posts as part of an active social media team (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram)

Other tasks may include: Communications tasks such as assisting with newsletters and/or writing blog posts. Event planning. Special research projects

Internship Qualifications

  • Exceptional English writing and editing skills
  • Proficiency in Spanish required, Portuguese and/or French a plus
  • Strict attention to detail
  • Knowledge of and interest in international development issues in Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Strong computer skills, including exceptional understanding of Microsoft Excel
  • Strong organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work independently and with a team
  • Adaptability and positive attitude
  • Comfortable with social media platform
Expected Start Time
9:00 am

Expected End Time
5:00 pm

Required Dates
6/7/21 - 8/13/21

Internship Length
10 Weeks

Meets Certificate Requirement
Yes, History & Diplomacy

Could This Internship Take Place Remotely if Neede?
Yes

Evaluation Excerpt

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

I would say that my internship with TRF really allows students to understand the role of international grant-making and the large amount of projects and social changes that TRF funds. It was fairly educationally enriching in the beginning. Towards the end, the internship really proved to push me academically, which I appreciated. —Matt Doyle '19