The Satell Institute provides real-world experience with the mission and work of a nonprofit Think and Do Thank, together with a stimulating and rigorous educational experience and unique opportunities for networking with practitioners in CSR.
Interns will work on defined projects with the guidance of a mentor and deliver meaningful results. Internships will include opportunities to meeting and networking with leaders of Philadelphia area businesses and nonprofits This Internship is a perfect fit for candidates eager to learn more about the potential impact of businesses and nonprofits contributing to the greater good in their communities. The internship commitment will last three months (thirteen weeks) between May 15, 2018 and September 2018. The start date can be flexible. Each three-month commitment must be completed between May 15, 2018 and September 30, 2018. This is a full-time internship for six interns, creating the 2018 Intern cohort. Interns will work under the guidance of a project mentor and have access to a network of business, academic and nonprofit partners. They will participate in cohort activities. Interns will need to be in the Philadelphia area to participate in cohort and networking activities. The Satell Internship has offices in Malvern/Great Valley and Center City.
Internship opportunities include two research internship projects and two marketing internship projects.
The Program is overseen by Reva Raghupathi, PhD, MBA, Director of the Satell Institute Intern Program.
The Satell Institute seeks exceptional candidates who believe in the Institute’s aspirational mission of harnessing the collective force of businesses and nonprofits for the greater good. We seek candidates with the following qualifications:
- Current graduate students as well as rising junior and senior undergraduate students in business, nonprofit leadership, social policy, and practice or other appropriate disciplines, seeking an enriching internship experience in the Philadelphia area
- GPA of 3.0 or higher
- Strong analytical skills
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- Able to work well in teams
- Self-directed, able to manage ambiguity well and take projects to completion
- Authorized to work in the United States
Stipend (for thirteen weeks)
$3,000 for undergraduate students
$4,000 for graduate students
How to Apply
Applications should be emailed to Internships@thesatellinstitute.org and must be received by March 30, 2018 or earlier. Please note, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and will be closed when all positions are filled. Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible.
Please submit the following as one PDF file:
- Cover letter stating the skills and experience you would bring to the internship, why you would value this internship with the Satell Institute, and your firm availability (including start and end days)
- A short writing sample of approximately 3-6 double-spaced pages that would be most relevant to the internship(s) of interest
- Copy of academic transcript
In addition, brief recommendation letters, if desired, can be sent directly by the recommender to Internships@thesatellinstitute.org, with your name in the title, describing why you would be an exceptional candidate for the internship.
RESEARCH INTERNSHIPS (THINK TANK)
Produce a series of Nonprofit Project Descriptions and their impact. Analyze donor and nonprofit organizations in the Satell Institute (SI) network, understand donor motivations in choosing nonprofits and projects, and stimulate and inspire current and future partners.
Interns will complete a series of summaries of nonprofit organizations, projects, and donors in the SI network, using existing materials as well as additional research and interaction with SI personnel and nonprofit organizations and/or donors as needed. Interns will create insightful and stirring summaries that will instill a sense of pride in donor and nonprofit organizations that support these vital missions in the community.
Interns will also develop an overview across all projects in the network, analyze the types of projects and importance of their missions to the community, and report on why companies are motivated to provide donor support to specific nonprofits and projects. This analysis, also in catalog form, will stimulate and inspire the thinking of current and future donor companies as they consider projects that fit their interests. Interns will also collect comments from donor CEOs and nonprofit leaders that motivate, inspire and describe the impact. This list and the catalog can be used in marketing and communication activities.
Enhance the database of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) publications in the Satell Institute (SI) library, to improve SI’s knowledge, communication, and image, and attract additional members.
Interns will conduct a literature search and analyze contemporary writings, such as articles and case studies, to understand current trends and authors in the field of CSR. Interns will analyze the current database of publications in the SI library and identify strengths, opportunities, and gaps, based on their external search and analysis.
Interns will then recommend topics for research publications that SI can support, to augment SI’s database of CSR publications, advance knowledge in the CSR field and advance SI’s mission, image, and membership. Interns will also identify experts writing in the field, and specific articles, case studies, and more, with the goal of inviting these authors to retain or link their materials to The Think Tank.
MARKETING INTERNSHIPS (DO TANK)
Assist in building a strong and effective social media presence for the Satell Institute (SI) to achieve SI’s mission and communications objectives, enhance knowledge, impact, and image, and attract additional members.
Interns will analyze social media activities and content of peer organizations and organizations with an interest in CSR, to develop an overall understanding of successful social media efforts in this space. In alignment with SI’s mission and marketing plan, interns will help develop a social media strategy for SI to improve communication, impact,and image. Interns will identify compelling internal and external content for social media outreach and create a six-month social media calendar to establish a regular cadence of communication. Interns will establish SI social media accounts, post initial content (one-two months), analyze the impact and make recommendations for future enhancements. Interns will access the resources of the Think Tank.
Enhance the motivational and educational impact of Satell Institute (SI) communications, to deliver on the Institute’s mission to be the world’s foremost Think and Do Tank for Corporate Social Responsibility.
Weekly INsight Communication: In alignment with SI’s mission and marketing plan, interns will identify key themes and generate ideas for a series of topics for the Weekly INsight communication. Topics may include interviews with and testimonials from business, civic, education and non-profit leaders, results from CSR surveys, commentary on published CSR articles and initiatives, insights from SI’s commissioned or retained research of case studies, and SI institute news and other relevant topics. Interns will work with existing materials and generate additional material as needed. Based on prioritized topics, interns will produce 12 complete 300-400 word articles for upcoming Weekly Insights. Interns will create an organic, searchable catalog on the website of all Weekly INsight content by topic and keyword. This will become part of both the Think Tank and DO Tank resources. Interns will also compile quotes on the Institute from business and nonprofit CEOs and practitioners. These can be used in marketing and communications.
Target Audience: Interns will analyze the current target audience (includes business and non-profit leaders, HR professionals, global participants in the SI MOOC, individuals interested in CSR) and identify ways to expand the audience to reach others interested in CSR topics for the weekly and monthly publications.
Monthly CSR Newsletter: Interns will develop a proposal for a monthly CSR newsletter to inspire and educate on contemporary CSR concepts and practitioner activities. Components in the proposal include, but are not limited to, title, outline of regular columns/articles, contributors, size, format, design to feature on SI’s webpage. Interns will produce 2 monthly newsletters ready to launch.