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Racial Wealth Divide Initiative Intern
CFED | Washington, District of Columbia
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Job Description

Through the Racial Wealth Divide Initiative (RWDI), Prosperity Now leverages its connection to national organizations, a growing network of state and local partners, and our core competencies-technical assistance policy development and advocacy, and applied research-to aggressively address racial economic inequality.

We seek a Racial Wealth Divide Initiative Intern to support a variety of large-scale projects and assist with key functions for the RWDI team. The intern will provide administrative and research support for different projects aimed at improving the asset building landscape to meet the specific and unique need of communities of color in target areas. The paid internship will begin in January 2020 and is expected to end in May 2020 with interns working 16-20 hours per week. Additional benefits include opportunities for personal and professional development through exposure to Prosperity Now's work; opportunities to participate in seminars, conferences and meetings; and mentorship by senior colleagues.

Our successful candidate will thrive on open collaboration; intellectual curiosity; an energetic, entrepreneurial approach to challenges; an upbeat, collegial environment; and hard work and drive toward fulfilling Prosperity Now's Racial Wealth Divide Project goals.

Key Responsibilities:

* Provide research support related to individual/community/national program best practices and asset development policies and tools, as it relates to the racial wealth divide;
* Assist with the drafting and editing of educational/advocacy materials including reports, publications, presentations, blog posts, and other communications materials;
* Provide administrative support to RWDI team, such as meeting scheduling and coordination, logistics and travel planning, note-taking, file manage, etc.; and
* Other duties as assigned.


* Graduate student or current (or completed) higher undergraduate student in a public policy, social science, or related major.
* Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a member of a team, handle multiple tasks simultaneously, and move projects forward in a productive and efficient manner.
* Excellent writing and research skills.
* Strong organizational skills with attention to detail.
* Experience providing programmatic, administrative, and logistical support.
* Strong commitment to racial equity and inclusion and the economic advancement of communities and families of color.

About CFED

The Corporation for Enterprise Development is a nonprofit organization that creates economic opportunity by helping the poor save, invest, succeed as entrepreneurs, and participate as contributors to and beneficiaries of the economy. By helping individuals and communities harness latent potential, the Corporation for Enterprise Development builds long-term models to help people move from poverty to prosperity while strengthening the overall economy. The organization identifies and researches promising ideas; collaborates with the public and private sectors to test them; and helps drive the application and adoption of proven concepts. Established in 1979, the Corporation for Enterprise Development works nationally and internationally through its offices in Washington DC; Durham, North Carolina; and San Francisco, California.

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