Monday, March 6, 2017

Summer 2017 Internship with Living Cities - Apply by Mar. 23rd!

Living Cities is seeking dedicated, innovative minds to join us this summer and gain valuable experience in the philanthropic, corporate and public sectors. This internship is a 40-hour per week, 8 week commitment. Specific placements and assignments will be based on candidate’s interests and the organization’s needs. Program areas may include, but are not limited to:
  • Collective Impact
  • Capital Innovation
  • Public Sector Innovation
  • Open Sourcing Social Change (Communications)
  • Learning and Evaluation
  • Equity and Inclusion
  • Talent and Human Resources
  • Administration and Operations

Sample responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:
  • Research policies and community development practices nationwide that improve outcomes for low-income communities, especially people of color
  • Create graphics, powerpoints and other visuals for internal and external spread of organizational knowledge.
  • Execute written products including meeting minutes, press releases, blog posts, research papers, spreadsheets with data captures, biographies, etc.
  • Support communication and social media strategies on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.
  • Provide administrative support to staff to assist with travel, scheduling, expense reports, and event planning. 


  • Passionate about dramatically improving the lives of low-income people in US cities, particularly people of color
  • Detail oriented, delivers quality work on a consistent basis
  • A demonstrated interest in urban affairs, municipal innovation, data analysis, collective impact, and addressing income inequality
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently, and in a team
  • Excellent writing, researching, editing, and analytical skills
  • Self-starter who exhibits a positive and hard-working attitude
  • An open mind and willingness to engage with those who share different opinions and beliefs

Education and Experience
  • Rising juniors, seniors, and graduate students preferred
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, and Power Point), Adobe Acrobat, and Customer Relationship Management databases (i.e. Salesforce)
  • Intermediate or Advanced Microsoft Excel skills
Stipend provided

Location: New York, NY or Washington, DC


Submit a cover letter and resume to with the subject “Summer Intern 2017.” Cover Letter should address: Preferred office location - New York or Washington, DC, and describe your interests and experience in any of our programmatic areas. Apply by March 23!