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SCA Fellow Intern- Foundation Research & Data

Student Conservation Association
4.3 out of 5
United States
From $18 an hour - Part-time, Internship


United States

Full job description

About Us: The Student Conservation Association (SCA) is the largest provider of hands-on environmental conservation programs for youth and adults. Program participants protect and restore national parks, marine sanctuaries, cultural landmarks, and community green spaces across the country.

Position Overview:

The SCA Fellow Intern will play a vital role in the Philanthropy Department by contributing to our storytelling initiatives through data interpretation. As an SCA Fellow, you will gain valuable hands-on experience in prospect research (identifying new foundation leads for the team to approach) and compiling, interpreting, and presenting data in a compelling way that will be used externally in reports, proposals, and outreach to partners and prospective donors. This opportunity provides an excellent opportunity to develop skills, network, and make a positive impact on the environment. All SCA Fellow Interns will operate as a cohort, participating in orientation, training, and ongoing check-ins together over the twelve weeks.

Department: Philanthropy Department (Institutional Giving Team)

Location: Fully Remote

Duration: January 8, 2024 – March 29, 2024 (12 Weeks, 25 hours per week)


  • Assist with prospect research to identify and prioritize new foundation leads using the Foundation Directory Online. Training on how to use the Foundation Directory will be provided.
  • Research, compile, and organize geographic data and statistics by topic that can be easily incorporated into proposals to support the need for SCA programming.
  • Compile data, create graphs, and develop reports using post-program member survey data and alumni survey data to share the short-term and long-term impact of SCA programming with partners and prospects.
  • Attend and actively participate in needed orientation, meetings, training sessions, and check-ins.
  • General administrative support and any other duties as needed based on priorities of the Philanthropy Department.


  • Detail oriented with the propensity to take initiative and be innovative.
  • Experience and comfort with research, data, statistics, and APA citation formatting.
  • Strong knowledge of Excel which will be used to create graphs for reports and Microsoft Word. Tech savviness a plus.
  • Strong planning and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team and independently.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple projects.
  • Willingness to learn, adapt, and tackle new challenges with enthusiasm.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Strong passion for SCA’s mission.
  • Ability to commit to the full duration of the Fellow internship and attend necessary orientation, trainings, check-ins, and meetings.
  • Access to a computer, reliable internet connectivity, and ability to work remotely.


  • Compensation: $18/hour
  • Valuable hands-on experience in prospect research and storytelling through data interpretation.
  • Training on how to use Foundation Directory for prospect research.
  • Networking opportunities with professionals in the philanthropy department and cross departmentally.
  • Mentorship and guidance from experienced staff.
  • Optional opportunities to learn other skill areas related to foundation grant management based on the fellow’s interest and schedule. This could include activities such as grant writing, developing presentations, and/or shadowing staff on calls.
  • The chance to make a positive impact on the next generation of conservation leaders.

SCA is an EOE dedicated to workforce diversity. All may apply, we strongly encourage past SCA participants (SCA Alumni), including Alumni from Community Programs, to apply for this position.

Job Types: Internship, Part-time

Pay: From $18.00 per hour

Application Question(s):

  • Have you previously participated in an SCA program? (Yes/No)

Work Location: On the road