Community First Fund has an internship opportunity for the organization.

Community First Fund is seeking a Community First Fund Year intern. The Community First Fund Year is a yearlong internship program designed by Community First Fund to support the organization with a specific project or initiative. Not only will the intern be contributing directly to the work of Community First Fund, but they will also be learning about the CDFI industry and have a better understanding of economic development work in small cities.

The focus of the 2015-2016 Community First Fund Year intern will be to conduct economic development research and data collection of information obtained from clients. The project would consist of supporting the execution of the annual client survey, entering and managing impact data collected, assisting with the development of impact measurement tools and researching community impact indicators. The intern will provide support for organizing and analyzing results for the purpose of tracking intermediate impact activity and trends. Other opportunities and responsibilities may be assigned as needed. Information to be tracked will help to assess the intermediate impact of Community First Fund’s programs and activities, and will help guide future development of the same. The information will also be used to provide data to funders. Outcomes to be determined include: ● Are we making positive changes in the communities we serve? ● What impacts have Community First Fund loans and technical assistance had on the people we served? ● How can Community First Fund improve the quality of its customer service and product offerings to better meet the needs of the entrepreneurs and communities we serve, while remaining aligned with our mission? Key Qualifications:

  • Excellent technology skills, particularly in MS Excel.
  • Data entry and data management experience preferred.
  • Demonstrates a high level of accuracy and excellent attention to detail
  • Strong analytical ability
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to work cooperatively with others

The ideal candidate will have obtained a college degree. Clearances required: ● PA State Police Criminal Record Check (Required, Paid by Organization) ● PA Child Abuse History Clearance (Required, Paid by Organization) Remuneration: A stipend of $1,300 a month will be paid for this position.

 To express interest in this position email your resume to Glenda Machia, Vice President of Development at gmachia@commfirstfund.org. The position will be filled when the appropriate candidate has been selected.

Community First Fund is an Equal Opportunity Employer.