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Consulting Intern

Position Description

YOU: Enthusiastic, passionate, sharp, and responsible. You are familiar with fundraising and the nonprofit sector and you’re psyched to learn even more. You are just as confident in writing your own content as you are writing content for others. You’re a quick learner overflowing with self-initiative, and you’d rather work with a team than on your own. You aren’t afraid to ask questions or say, “I don’t have the answer, but here’s what my gut says.” You seek to validate these instincts through research and an openness to others’ feedback. You can see the big picture and translate that high-level view into granular details. You can roll with detailed instructions, but are flexible enough to chart your own course.

US: Passionate expressers of authenticity, idealism, courage, inclusivity, and love. These are our values and we are committed to walking the talk. Hope needs help – our help. We believe the world has plenty for everyone – to do, to learn, to believe in, to enjoy, and to offer. We exist to connect, support, and inspire idealists to create massive positive change. We leave the world better than we found it, build networks of dreamers who do, and live the life we’ve imagined. We know that there is a lot of work to do to realize this vision and we love that we get to do it together. We focus our efforts on fundraising, strategy, leadership and wellbeing as we help transform individuals and organizations through our consulting offerings and idealist community. We think with our heads and feel with our hearts, and we act with confidence, co-creation and compassion. We’re idealists, leaders, change-makers and doers. We are Plenty.

THE WORK: The Consulting Intern will support Plenty’s vision and initiatives by assisting with client projects and supporting the consulting team through:

  1. Exemplifying Plenty’s vision, strategy, industry, audience, and offerings.
  2. Understanding the peer-to-peer world, and especially how peer-to-peer pertains to successful fundraising programs and events.
  3. Writing and creating original content for our clients.
  4. Assisting with client-specific and industry research.
  5. Assisting with project management, deadlines and dates.
  6. Other projects as assigned.

WE'RE A GOOD FIT IF: You live in or close to Chicago, IL and you’ve either obtained an undergraduate degree or are in your last few years of school. You have work and/or life experience in fundraising and the nonprofit sector, and you're interested in a career in the social good space. You have excellent writing and research skills and you thrive in collaborative environments. You are always seeking opportunities for growth and learning. And most importantly – you want to be a part of a team that works to create a better world.

TO APPLY: If this sounds like you, we want to hear from you! Please submit your cover letter, resume, references, and a self-written haiku on something you are passionate about to hello@plentyconsulting.com with the subject line Consulting Intern. We will review your information and if it’s a good match for the position we will contact you to start the conversation.

For an introduction to who we are and how we look at the world, read our manifesto here.