About The Reinvestment Fund
The Reinvestment Fund is a leading innovator in the financing of neighborhood and economic revitalization. Central to its mission is a commitment to put capital and private initiative to work for the public good. TRF manages $682 million in capital and has made almost $1 billion in community investments, financing more than 2,625 projects since its inception in 1985. In pursuit of its mission, TRF finances homes, schools, food access and sustainable energy using loan, equity and other financing tools. It supports its financing with a strong research and policy analysis capacity that has become a highly regarded source of unbiased information for public officials and private investors. TRF’s analytical strength is also reflected in its national online data and mapping tool that is available for all internet users at www.policymap.com. The tool offers thousands of data indicators to help users understand a place, compare places or track investments in a place. To learn more about TRF, visit www.trfund.com.
TRF is committed to being an employer of choice for students looking to work in a community development financial institution with industry leaders. We have worked hard to be recognized nationally for our combination of expert knowledge, innovative strategies and proven results. TRF’s business environment provides students with opportunity for personal growth and success.
About the position
As an intern in the Policy Advocacy department, you will have the unique opportunity to assist in duties such as planning for national convening of federal healthy food initiative grantees, which includes drafting invitational letters for speakers; working with travel agent to arrange travel and hotel accommodations; grantee outreach and registration. Also assist with the development of content for a healthy food information web portal such as: tagging and hyper-linking documents, writing, editing, proof-reading content, research. Interns also support the department with research and project work.
Education, Experience, and Skills
To perform this job successfully, responsible students must have a basic understanding of one or more of the following:
- Policies, strategies or programs designed to improve access to healthy foods in underserved communities.
- Community Development Financing terms and grant programs; and/or
- Web development experience.
- Have the ability to take initiative, as well as work independently when needed.
- Demonstrate a high degree of independent decision making and communication skills. The decisions of students in these positions could directly affect the operation and success of the project or program.
- Proficient research and problem solving skills.
- Experience with MS Office Suite.
- Students should be able to commit to a minimum of 20 hours per week.
Please mail, email, or fax resume with cover letter and intern application to:
The Reinvestment Fund
1700 Market Street, 19th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Please visit The Reinvestment Fund website for additional job/ internship listings.