The Aspen Institute, founded in 1950, is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering enlightened leadership and open-minded dialogue. Through seminars, policy programs, conferences and leadership development initiatives, the Institute and its international partners seek to promote nonpartisan inquiry and an appreciation for timeless values. The Institute is headquartered in Washington, D.C., and has campuses in Aspen, Colorado, and on the Wye River on Maryland's Eastern Shore. Its international network includes partner Aspen Institutes in Berlin, Rome, Lyon, Tokyo, and New Delhi, and leadership programs in Africa and Central America.
The Latinos and Society Program was founded in 2015 to foster learning about American Latinos and to elevate their role in solving the country's most critical problems. This policy program convenes thought leaders and voices of all backgrounds and subject matter expertise to promote understanding of how the success of this nation - and the Latino community - are deeply intertwined. The program is developing a pipeline of Latino leaders and connecting them to Institute programs and networks to foster collaboration and help put policy changes into motion. Its vision is to develop a more informed citizenry and promote the engagement of all people in securing a prosperous and inclusive future for America. To learn more, follow @AspenLatinos, or visit AspenInstitute.org/policy-work/latinos-society.
Paid internship, 16 hours per week.
Principal duties are as follows. Other duties may be assigned as necessary by the Executive Director, AILAS:
- Assist in constituent database management, including a transfer from an existing database to a new one, update individual constituent profiles, and prepare large Excel sheets for export into the database;
- Complete projects relating to program outreach and partnerships, including collecting contact information and drafting correspondences;
- Perform research that supports Latinos and Society programming and fundraising efforts;
- Support team with updating and monitoring Latinos and Society website and social media;
- Assist in tasks related to event planning and execution, including organizing day-of event volunteers and tasks;
- Perform administrative duties as they arise, including fielding calls when the team is out of town;
The successful candidate will possess the following skills and/or attributes:
- Solid administrative skills
- Demonstrated ability to organize and sort large amounts of data using Excel; experience with other database platforms preferred
- Experience with populating, monitoring, and strategizing on the use of social media
- Excellent attention to detail; ability to cross-check multiple sets of data
- Excellent communication, organizational, and time management skills
- Superb research and problem solving skills for identifying and locating hard-to-reach information
- Ability to work well independently and with others
- Self-starter who is motivated to excel with both small and large tasks
- Pleasant telephone manner
- Completed at least two internships
- Currently in a relevant undergraduate or graduate course of study
In addition to a resume, please include a cover letter, a two page writing sample, and three references. Applications missing these materials will not be considered.