Center for Philanthropy Special Projects Intern

The Pittsburgh Foundation

Pittsburgh, PA, USA


US$15+ (hourly)


Part time Temporary

Feb 20

Reports to: Vice President, Center for Philanthropy at The Pittsburgh Foundation Status: Temporary, Part-time, Non-Exempt

Location: Hybrid, at least three days in office

Start Date/End Date: March 6 – Sept. 6, 2023

Salary: $15.00 per hour


The special projects intern will primarily support the work of the Center for Philanthropy, an initiative of The Pittsburgh Foundation that offers donors expertise in grantmaking, personalized education sessions for donors and advisors and guidance on multi-generational giving. The special projects intern will assist with special initiatives of the Center, such as giving circles, research proposals and data analysis. The intern will also prepare materials and coordinate logistics for meetings and events with donors and other key stakeholders and special projects, as they arise. The expectation is that, through the work with the Center, the intern will gain basic knowledge of the community grantmaking and how it connects to the role of the donor as well as a working knowledge of the foundation field. The internship will last from March 6 to Sept. 6 at up to 20 hours per week (minimum of 15 hours per week.)


  • Assist the vice president and associate of the Center for Philanthropy with the management of Center for Philanthropy projects including but not limited to donor education events, webinars, the New Philanthropic Leaders fund and nonprofit inquiries.
  • Prepare documents, PowerPoint presentations and other necessary materials as requested for meetings with donors and other key stakeholders.
  • Facilitate communications with stakeholders (nonprofit organizations, governmental agencies and community groups), as assigned.
  • Assist with project planning, management and logistics for meetings and events with internal staff, donors and the public.
  • Speaking roles in presentations as needed and as assigned.
  • Present research and make recommendations to the Foundation staff regarding internal processes and projects.
  • Manage the Center’s intake process for meeting with and retaining information on nonprofit organizations in the western Pennsylvania community.
  • Prepare Annual Philanthropic Review (APR) documents for annual meetings between donor services officers and donors.
  • Format documents, presentations and other copy as requested.
  • Search for and share articles of interest on philanthropic topics and trends.
  • Conduct research with national peer foundations.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Proven ability to work successfully with diverse populations and demonstrated commitment to promote and enhance diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • Commitment to the Foundation’s values of accountability, collaboration, community, racial justice and trust.
  • High degree of proficiency in Microsoft Office suite.
  • Possess ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines.
  • Works well within a dynamic team environment.
  • Flexibility in meeting changing demands.
  • Exceptional customer service attitude.
  • Sensitivity to confidential matters is required.


  • Currently working towards an undergraduate or graduate degree.
  • Excellent writing and editing skills.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • A strong, demonstrated interest in pursuing a career in foundation and/or nonprofit work.
  • Attention to detail and quality of final work product.
  • Familiarity with Adobe InDesign is a plus.


Interested candidates should submit resume and cover letter to by February 28, 2023.

No phone calls please.



OUR MISSION: The Pittsburgh Foundation, established in 1945, works to improve the quality of life in the Pittsburgh region by evaluating and addressing community issues, promoting responsible philanthropy and connecting donors to the critical needs of the community.

OUR VISION: We commit to creating a vibrant, equitable and just Pittsburgh Region that supports everyone, regardless of race, identity or circumstance- to thrive and fulfill their potential.

OUR VALUES: Since its founding in 1945, The Pittsburgh Foundation's values have been evident in the deep relationships its people have forged in the region. As new strategies are developed to improve quality of life for everyone, the staff has identified these values and pledged to follow them in the work:

  • Accountability: We act with transparency and integrity, fulfilling our commitments and owning the outcomes of our decisions.
  • Collaboration: We unite in our work together to increase impact in our community for the collective greater good.
  • Community: We embrace the opportunity to learn from those we serve and those who serve us to help shape solutions.
  • Racial Justice: We work to enact fundamental systemic changes by eliminating policies, laws, practices, attitudes and cultural messages that reinforce differential outcomes by race.
  • Trust: We have faith in our communities and earn their confidence by demonstrating competency, honesty and positive intent.

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