Employment: Spring 2019 Database Growth & Engagement Intern

The Opportunity Agenda seeks a Database Growth & Engagement intern for its New York office.  The Opportunity Agenda is a non-profit communication lab that collaborates with social justice leaders to move hearts and minds, driving lasting policy and culture change. We amplify the inspirational voices of opportunity through a combination of communication expertise, creative engagement, and research.

Working under the supervision of the Director of Outreach and Editorial, and in coordination with department staff, the responsibilities of the internship include:

  • Strategic database growth and engagement: growing our Raiser’s Edge database network by finding new social justice partners online within the fields of Economic Opportunity, Criminal Justice, and Immigration.
  • Assisting with database input and electronic outreach to partners and networks.
  • Regularly updating database record information, processing email sign-ups, and merging duplicate data.
  • Playing a role on the CRM team by attending weekly meetings to discuss ongoing database cleanup, management and oversight responsibilities.
  • Assisting with editorial content collection and development, in particular for our monthly e-newsletter.
  • Researching racial justice and poverty related events, and historic anniversary news hooks for our weekly e-news alert, the Amp.
  • Other responsibilities may be assigned based on intern interest areas and organizational needs.

This internship offers exposure to working within the Raiser’s Edge database to grow and engage a strong and dynamic network of social justice leaders across the country, and participation in the organization’s highly regarded editorial and outreach work. This internship is 8 weeks and based in New York City with an initial orientation, on-going supervision, and a final evaluation of the experience. Hours are part time (28 hours per week).


  • Attending college/graduate school or recently graduated and thinking seriously about career direction.
  • Experience with Raiser’s Edge a plus.
  • Experience working on social justice issues a plus.


  • Proficient computer skills including knowledge of spreadsheets, word processing, and database software.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Social Media skills including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
  • Organized and detail-oriented.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively.
  • Respect for diversity, humility, sense of humor and enthusiasm for the mission.


The incumbent will have daily interaction with following internal departments: Development, Communications, and Operations. They will also have frequent interaction with other colleagues, Funders and Partners.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, and sit. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.  Sit up to 8 hours a day at computer.


Open space office. Open space office will be noisy at time due to phone conversations and open space layout. Some work may be completed off-site.


The Opportunity Agenda is a social justice communication lab. We believe in the power of communication and collaboration to drive lasting change. We collaborate with social justice leaders to help tell more compelling stories that drive lasting culture and policy change. Through a combination of communication expertise, creative engagement, and research, we amplify the inspirational voices of opportunity. Based in New York City, The Opportunity Agenda is a non-profit organization dedicated to the idea that our nation can and should be a place where everyone enjoys full opportunity.

The Opportunity Agenda, a project of Tides Center, is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage and seek applications from women, people of color, bilingual and bicultural individuals, as well as members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities. Applicants shall not be discriminated against because of race, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, color, marital status, medical condition (cancer-related) or conditions, or Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) or AIDS-related conditions (ARC). Reasonable accommodation will be made so that qualified disabled applicants may participate in the application process. Please advise in writing of special needs at the time of application.


This internship will pay $15/hour. School credit or stipend can also be arranged, though all stipends will be paid directly to your school.



Applicants should send a letter of interest and resume to internship@opportunityagenda.org and include “Database Growth & Engagement Intern” in the subject line. No phone calls please.