Understood Strategy & Operations Internship

Internship Description

We are currently seeking applications for interns to join us for the spring 2017 and summer 2017 semesters.

Understood interns will work in the Understood NYC office in TriBeCa and will report directly to Anelite Espinoza in the areas of Strategy and Operations. This is a great opportunity for individuals who are interested in gaining experience in the non-profit field, working closely with the Understood Team on activities including fundraising and development, data management, understanding learning and attention issues and program planning. Interns will work hand-in-hand with all Understood staff, whose expertise and guidance will assure a productive and enjoyable internship experience.

Strategy and Operations Intern Responsibilities:

The Intern will assist in all aspects of Strategy and Operations including:

  • Assisting in research on new initiatives
  • Assisting with administrative tasks and logistics for the team
  • Assisting on planning and execution of special events
  • Assisting in an additional area of interest that relates to the intern’s education and interests.
    • Options include: Social Media Management, Web Production, Graphic Design, Digital Marketing, Grassroots Mobilization


The ideal applicants undergraduate or graduate students with an interest in the Understood mission and some background in non-profit management, fundraising, special events, and/or educational practice. The candidate must have excellent written and verbal communication skills, be highly organized and possess a keen eye for details.

Other Qualifications:

  • Commitment to the Understood mission
  • Computer skills (Word and Excel)
  • Writing and web research skills
  • Ability to work independently or in a team
  • Positive, flexible, and motivated

Application Instructions

Please send resume and cover letter
To: aespinoza@understood.org with “Strategy and Operations Intern” in the subject line.


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