HFG Fall Internship

August 30, 2021

The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation (HFG) seeks a dynamic self-starter interested in working with a leading private foundation to assist with program administration and communications efforts. This paid, part-time internship is an excellent opportunity to learn about program implementation and communications strategy while working in a non-profit environment. The HFG Fall Intern will work independently and with Foundation staff to fulfill organizational goals and initiatives related to programming, publications, and events. The position offers a mix of in-person and remote work.

The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation examines enduring and urgent problems of violence, such as war, crime, and human aggression. Through basic and applied research, we aim to understand the causes, manifestation, and control of violence. We spread this knowledge to inform policy, practice, and public discourse and to advance scholarship. The Foundation awards research grants to support distinguished and emerging scholars studying matters of violence in the United States and around the world. We likewise conduct and commission original research and publish relevant research and policy reports. We host conferences, research seminars, and public conversations on topics of violence, often in collaboration with peers in academia, philanthropy, and civil society.


  • Excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills 
  • Completed or working toward a college degree, preferably in a related field (e.g., International Relations, Political Science, Criminology, English, Communications, Journalism or Management)
  • Firm grasp of social media tools and platforms including Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Mailchimp, Hootsuite, etc.
  • Must be computer literate (working knowledge of word processing, PowerPoint, Excel, etc.). 
  • Previous internship or work with non-profit organization a plus
  • Knowledge of HTML, website content management and graphic design a plus 
  • Self-starter, good time management, creative, with ability to communicate in a professional manner 
  • Ability to work well independently and within a team 
  • Commitment to the continuous improvement of service quality and the organization’s mission 


  • Assist various departments of the Foundation including: program, communications, and administration. This may involve working closely with program and administrative staff and the Foundation’s president.
  • Help maintain and update the HFG contact database.
  • Help maintain and update grants database.
  • Assist in planning, writing, and roll-out of e-newsletters. 
  • Update the Foundation’s WordPress website with current events, relevant news, etc.
  • Assist in the maintenance of HFG’s social media presence, including daily monitoring, posting, scheduling, and reporting Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn updates.
  • Provide input for creative outreach strategies and social media campaigns. 
  • Support the management of editorial and events calendars. 
  • Collaborate with staff on new ideas, directions, and tools for outreach and communications. 

Suggested Dates: September 15, 2021–December 15, 2021 (Fall Semester)

Hours: 20 hours/week

Compensation: $20/hour (institutional credit available upon request)

Location: Virtual or in-person in New York City

To Apply: Please send cover letter and resume to Program Officer Nyeleti Honwana at nhonwana@hfg.org.

The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

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