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20 Apr 2022

Internship 2022 Part-time Intern, GreenLight Fund Philadelphia

GreenLight Fund – Posted by GreenLight Fund Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Job Description

About GreenLight Fund 

Since its founding in 2004, GreenLight Fund brings together communities to identify and pull-in social innovations that address priority unmet needs. Our mission is to transform the lives of children, youth and families in high-poverty urban areas by creating local infrastructure and a consistent annual process to: 

  • Identify critical needs 
  • Find and bring into the community innovative and entrepreneurial social programs that can have a significant, measurable impact addressing those needs, and 
  • Galvanize local support to help programs read and sustain impact in the new city 

GreenLight runs a selection process beginning with listening and gathering insights from communities. We study the local landscape to identify systemic and/or structural barriers that when addressed can provide equal access to economic opportunity for individuals and families. In partnership with communities, GreenLight convenes a space to elevate local challenges, then invests and connects social and financial capital and resources to meet those challenges. Started in Boston in 2004, the nonprofit venture philanthropy organization launched the Philadelphia site in 2008. Additional GreenLight cities include Atlanta, Bay Area, Greater Newark, Boston, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Detroit, Kansas City, and the Twin Cities. To learn more about GreenLight Fund, please visit 

About the Position 

GreenLight’s Philadelphia team is a small but mighty team of two, supporting five portfolio organizations in Philadelphia County. This year, we will be investing in our 6th portfolio organization, helping them scale to Philadelphia within the next few months. These are unique and exciting times for our site, requiring us to pivot when needed and shift our focus to any immediate needs that may arise. 

We’re seeking a 2022 Part-time Intern who can embrace change and is willing to help where needed. In addition to designing, developing, and leading a personal/professional project, we envision the intern assisting with the following: 


  • Assisting with meeting prep and capturing notes during internal and external meetings 
  • Organizing critical documents related to our selection process in Google Drive and/or Box 
  • Supporting the planning and development of events and community engagement activities 
  • Enhancing our national learning efforts through accurate documentation and dissemination

Personal/Professional Project 

The professional/personal project can be used for a capstone project and/or informed by the intern’s personal/professional interests. The project should be 

  • Design and manage all project activities from start-finish 
  • Present project to local GreenLight Team and National Team 
  • Develop portfolio of work that highlights accomplishments and contributions 


  • Implementing best practices from GreenLight’s Narrative Toolkit 
  • Co-managing social media account (Twitter) 
  • Contributing to our national blog posts (i.e. ideas, writing, editing, etc.) 
  • Designing marketing materials when needed (flyers, etc.) 

Core responsibilities may also include some of the following: 

Research & Community Assessment Activities 

  • Assisting with a landscape and/or focus area analysis 
  • Identifying local resources (i.e. organizations, champions, etc.) for children, youth, and families Reviewing local policies and laws that impact the focus area 
  • Researching poverty and health trends in Philadelphia county 
  • Writing a brief literature review (topic TBD). 
  • Supporting community outreach and engagement activities 
  • Additional opportunities TBD 


  • Demonstrated passion for our mission and communities is required via a combination of lived experience, education, and/or work experience (paid or unpaid) 
  • Research experience is required (formal or informal) and is a plus if conducted in the nonprofit/social impact sector 
  • Access to computer and/or wifi is required 
  • Social media experience (on a professional level) is preferred 

Location: Remote (Philadelphia based and/or ties to Philadelphia strongly preferred) – this position is 100% remote with occasional in-person meetings based on personal comfort. 

Commitment and Tenure: We are seeking an intern who would be available to begin no later than mid-June and commit to GreenLight Philadelphia until mid-December, for a maximum of 20 hours/week. 

Compensation: We will be able to offer $15 hourly for a maximum of 20 hours per week. 



How to Apply

Application Submission: Please send a resume and brief statement about your interest in the position and your connection to Philadelphia county to our Program Associate, Tierra Holmes, at Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. GreenLight Fund is committed to fostering diversity, equity and inclusion at every level of the organization and welcomes candidates from diverse backgrounds. GreenLight recognizes and appreciates the value of building a diverse workforce and creating an inclusive work environment. GreenLight takes pride in being an equal opportunity employer regardless of age, ethnicity, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental ability, race, religion, sexual orientation or veteran status.

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Internship.

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