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Equity, Inclusion, Diversity and Culture Intern

About Our Equity, Inclusion, Diversity & Culture (EIDC) Program

This year TechSoup has been laying the foundation to develop a formal Equity, Inclusion, Diversity & Culture (EIDC) program. One component of that foundation is our employee resource group BRIDGE (Building Respect, Inclusion, Diversity & Global Equity). The mission of BRIDGE is to help further and accelerate TechSoup’s EIDC goals and community engagement. TechSoup’s executive leadership, managers and BRIDGE have been working diligently to ensure our initial efforts are built on and strengthened so we make more progress and dig deep for more action and more impact.

Internship Opportunity

This internship is geared for a student interested in developing and expanding their knowledge and understanding regarding Equity, Inclusion, Diversity & Culture in the workplace. In this capacity, you will have an opportunity to research relevant EIDC topics and create compelling content for social media and program development.  Scope of work includes:

Research & Content Creation

The research completed will guide our social media engagement and other EIDC initiatives across the organization, our network and the nonprofits we serve. Research will include:

  • Diversity, equity and inclusion in a global workforce
  • Statistics and data gaps
  • Trending topics
  • Affinity groups and ERGs
  • Cultural competencies

Program Development

  • Support the development and delivery of EIDC workshops, and discussions
  • Maintain the EIDC/BRIDGE activities calendar
  • Increase employee engagement in EIDC activities
  • Collaborate with TS staff to identify and reach out to orgs and speakers in EIDC

Internship Eligibility

  • Enthusiasm for and interest in EIDC
  • Scope of work aligns with the students academic pursuit or area of study
  • Excellent writing, analytical, communication, presentation and research skills
  • Extensive research experience; knowledge of qualitative and/or quantitative strategies
  • Comfortable working independently and collaboratively in teams
  • Overall grade point average of 3.0 (B or better)
  • All majors are welcome to apply

Responsibilities

  • Research and analyze existing data to what EIDC strategies are being utilized for the nonprofit sector.
  • Gather materials and data for various projects and reports; write summaries of project findings as requested
  • Assist with the preparation and input of project-related spreadsheets, database, websites, reports and presentations
  • Perform qualitative analysis and/or quantitative analyses of data, using computer software as applicable
  • Verify the accuracy and validity of information gathered
  • Produce tables, graphs, fact sheets, maps and written reports summarizing research results
  • Research topical areas as requested including the completion of comprehensive literature and web searches
  • Develop source content for future funding proposals

Skills and Qualifications

  • Familiarity and proficiency with a variety of research methods, tools and resources
  • Familiarity and proficiency with data analysis and visualization tools
  • Ability to work independently, as well as in teams
  • Strong communication and listening skills
  • Intellectually curious and an eager problem solver
  • Self-starter and hard working
  • Excellent writing, analytical and communication skills
  • Detail-oriented and highly-organized
  • Ability to meet deadlines and manage several tasks at once
  • Excellent telephone and email communication skills

Structure

  • Remote internship
  • 3-4 days per week during the school year. A minimum of 20 hrs per week
  • 6 months preferred, but a minimum commitment of a 12 weeks

Start Date:

January 11, 2022

Salary

This is an unpaid internship, but we welcome working with colleges and universities to offer course credit.

To Apply

Please forward all application materials to LaCheka Phillips. Include a resume, along with a writing sample highlighting why you believe EIDC is important in the workplace and why you are interested in interning at TechSoup.

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