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CECP Internship- New York City

Organization: CECP

Position Title: Research and Analytics Intern

Location: New York, New York

Hours and Compensation: 15-20 hours/week, $15/hour

Application Deadline: December 20, 2013


Organization Overview

CECP’s mission is to lead the business community in raising the level and quality of corporate philanthropy. Co-founded in 1999 as the Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy by civic leaders including Academy-Award winning actor and philanthropist Paul Newman and Former Deputy Secretary of State and Co-Chair of Goldman Sachs John C. Whitehead, the organization has grown to prominence with an invitation-only membership of 150 CEOs and chairpersons of Global 1000 firms. CECP advances best practices in corporate philanthropy by: publishing in-depth research; providing closed-door forums for members to discuss emerging trends and implementation strategies; and working with national media outlets to spotlight exceptional corporate philanthropic initiatives.


CECP is seeking an articulate, personable, and data-savvy Research and Analytics Intern to manage a variety of projects related to the organization’s research process and benchmarking initiative. The intern will report to Michael Stroik, CECP’s Manager of Research and Analytics and will also support Carmen Perez, CECP’s Manager of Measurement and Standards. From late January through May 15th, the intern will assist in the corporate philanthropy field’s most comprehensive research that influences the CSR departments of the world’s largest companies. This work directly supports CECP’s important mission, as the Research and Analytics Intern will help companies make the case for raising the level and quality of their giving. The position will require ongoing, direct interaction with corporate giving officers and other business leaders across the globe.


  •  15-20 hours per week, depending on class schedule.
  • Ability to work in CECP’s office (5 Hanover Square, Suite 2102) on Wednesdays and/or Fridays, between 9am-5:30pm (We will allow working remotely for up to 10 hours per week if intern cannot work full days on Wednesday and Friday).
  •  Drive Annual Survey Participation: Assist CECP team in the development of survey outreach plans and serve as a resource for CECP’s prominent membership of giving professionals to foster participation in the CGS survey

  • Confirm Validity of Data: Analyze CGS survey responses and maintain relationships with companies to ensure accurate reporting of corporate giving data. Provide analysis on response-rates throughout the survey process and make recommendations for garnering more thorough survey responses from participating companies.

  • Provide One-on-One Company Support: Assist CECP companies on all facets of survey completion including data entry and CGS system management. Craft emails and outreach plans to prospect companies that have not filled out the CGS survey in years past.

  • Analyze Data and Trends: Rigorously analyze the initial results of the CGS survey, providing recommendations to Michael Stroik for making the 2014 annual trends report, Giving in Numbers, the best edition ever.


  •  Experience and/or interest in developing and managing client relationships.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and other basic programs; Salesforce a plus.
  • Dynamic public speaking ability and excellent writing skills.
  • A commitment to excellence and accuracy in all deliverables.
  • Experience in roles requiring data analysis and analytical acumen. Expertise in Microsoft Excel and a basic knowledge of statistics.
  • Proven ability to manage multiple and competing priorities simultaneously.
  • Tact and poise suitable for working with CEOs and senior corporate executives.
  • A solutions-oriented attitude.
  • Interest in CECP’s mission; knowledge of key issues in corporate philanthropy preferred.
  • The capacity to work independently while contributing to team projects as appropriate.
  • MBA, MPA, or similar advanced degree candidacy is preferred.

Other Qualifications:

  •  A sense of humor and ability to make jokes on command (interview will require a demonstration of this ability).
  • Ability to regularly incorporate the feedback of others into work processes.
  • Eagerness to be creative and take initiative on new ideas and projects.
  • Competence working independently and as part of a team.

How to Apply

Please email a single PDF document containing your resume and a thoughtful cover letter (outlining how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position and stating how you heard about this opportunity) addressed to Michael Stroik at by December 20th, 2013

*This internship opportunity was emailed to Eban Goodstein from Michael Stroik
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