Nonprofit Administration Intern
INTERNING AT THE PARK IN THE SKY!
Friends of the High Line’s Internship Program is committed to finding New Yorkers with big dreams and cultivating them into future industry leaders. Through our immersive, intensive, and inclusive 14-week program, we offer interns the opportunity to apply their current industry skill-set in a real-world setting while mapping out their future through comprehensive workforce development services including: professional development, work readiness, network building, and career planning. But, wait! It doesn’t stop there. We continue to offer career support for 12 months following the program based around educational advancement, job search, and job placement within your respective industry. Interns will be a part of a robust community of emerging professionals who each contribute uniquely to Friends of the High Line. It is our goal to serve as an incubator for our next generation of leaders by leveraging our resources and influence as one of the top cultural destinations in the country.
WHAT WILL YOU BE DOING?
Wearing several hats in the Administration department, you will be gaining hands-on experience in the way organizations manage their staff, account for expenses, coordinate a working office environment, and build their teams. You will have an opportunity to take on responsibilities in Human Resources, Accounting, and Office Administration while providing administrative and special project support to multiple members of each team, gaining an understanding of how a business is ran internally.
You will also be attending professional development workshops and networking events, have the opportunity to take paid certification courses, joining professional associations, creating your own long-term projects, and developing your employment portfolio. Special workforce development tasks and projects will arise as needed for your individual needs and growth.
You will report to the Internship Program Manager and the Human Resources Coordinator and will also receive projects from the Controller and Office Operations Coordinator.
- Work with Recruitment Manager to proofread and post open positions.
- Assist with initial screenings of resumes and cover letters.
- Participate in first-round in-person and telephone interviews.
- Perform reference checks for potential hires using FHL reference check form.
- Maintain and update applicant tracking system and related HR spreadsheets and databases.
- Assist with onboarding and offboarding employees.
- Enter accounts payable invoices in the accounting database.
- Maintain electronic database of accounts payable invoices and other accounting paperwork.
- General administrative support: mail checks to vendors, make photocopies, etc.
- Schedule trainings and internal staff events.
- Perform monthly credit card reconciliation, under guidance of manager.
- Support special event setup and breakdown.
- Assist with problem-solving and execution of small administrative projects.
- Reception coverage, as needed.
WHO ARE YOU?
- An up-and-comer interested in Nonprofit Management, Human Resources, Accounting, or Public Administration looking to get your first real-world experience
- A champion and advocate for FHL’s mission, as well as the people who visit the High Line
- Possess a growth mindset with an openness to coaching and critical feedback
- High school / HSE graduate
- Can work full-time (37.5 hours/week)
- Can commit for the entire 14 weeks: January 15th - April 20th
- Priority given to residents of the High Line neighborhood (West Village/Chelsea/Hell’s Kitchen) and FHL’s Green Council, TACC, Teen Event Staff, and Participatory Budgeting Council Alumni
WHAT ARE YOU GOOD AT?
- Strong spoken communications and the ability to frame and draft clear emails
- Basic level of computer and Internet literacy, including Microsoft Word, Excel, and Google Suite as well as an aptitude for learning new computer applications
- Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously
- A team player that is flexible, resourceful, and detail-oriented
- A sense of humor is always nice!
All interns are paid $14/hr plus a robust package of paid professional development opportunities, including but not limited to: certifications, relevant courses, career readiness training, professional association memberships, relevant industry event attendance, and more.