Agency for Strategic Initiatives
Title: Grants & Strategic Initiatives Intern
Department: Legal & Strategic Initiatives Department
The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) works to turn environmental values into national, state and local priorities. LCV, in collaboration with our state LCV partners, advocates for sound environmental laws and policies, holds elected officials accountable for their votes and actions, and elects pro-environment candidates who will champion our priority issues.
LCV’s work to protect and advocate for the environment is rooted in our commitment to racial, social and environmental justice. Communities of color are disproportionately impacted by climate change and pollution. For this reason, racial justice and equity are inextricably linked to protecting our environment. Within the organization, we are actively building a workplace culture that demonstrates how we value equity and inclusion through more intentional and inclusive practices. We are committed to building an organization that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives and skills.
LCV is seeking a Grants & Strategic Initiatives Intern who will support the Grants & Strategic Initiatives Director in grants management and organizational development. Special projects include organizational culture mapping discussions and racial justice and equity initiatives. The Grants & Strategic Initiatives Intern will join a cohort of LCV interns. Summer interns participate in brown bag lunches with various members of LCV’s senior management team, including President Gene Karpinski.
The official start date of the program is Tuesday, May 28, 2019 and the anticipated end date is early August. If your schedule impedes your ability to start on this date, alternatives can be discussed.
Intern Will Gain Experience in:
Providing overall grantmaking support and administration, including reviewing applications and grantee reports, monitoring and tracking grants, process grant agreement letters, and mail grant checks for approved grants.
Assisting with producing monthly grant totals and charts to share with relevant staff members.
Researching and providing recommendations for tracking and measuring grants impact.
Researching grants software and technology platforms to integrate and increase digital/paperless grants systems.
Developing storytelling strategies to integrate as part of the grants reporting process.
Utilize grantmaking program feedback questions to create online survey for program officers to complete, compile results, and analyze data.
Assisting in logistical planning of feedback discussions on grantmaking program with program officers and capture notes during discussions.
Assisting in preparing the annual Federation Group exemption letter to submit to the Department of Treasury and LCV’S 990 form by providing relevant grants information to Finance Department as needed.
Researching and compiling resources on environmental and systemic racism to build LCV’s Racial Justice and Equity Library and topics for monthly staff discussions on racial justice and equity.
Researching and providing recommendations on organizational structures for professional staff development program.
Assisting in logistical planning of organizational culture mapping discussions as needed.
Providing support to the Legal & Strategic Initiatives department as needed.
Other duties as assigned.
Work Experience: 6 months administrative support work, including internship experience preferred.
Skills: Highly organized; strong attention to detail; excellent written and oral communications skills; strong research skills; exhibits solid judgment; critical thinking skills; able to work independently and as a team; able to handle multiple tasks; self-starter; able to maintain confidentiality; proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.
Cultural Competence: Shares our commitment to increasing racial diversity in our movement and organization, integrating racial justice and equity into the work we do, and ensuring an inclusive organizational culture. Commitment to environmental protection and mission of LCV.