Jobs: Nonprofit Jobs

Research and Data Intern, Building Movement Project

New York City
Jul / 13 / 2018

Organization Overview

For over a decade, the Building Movement Project, a fiscally sponsored project of TSNE MissionWorks, has been advancing the potential for nonprofit organizations to have an impact on building movements for progressive social change. We learn by listening to groups and leaders about what it takes for organizations to align their social justice principles with their operating practices. Our research and practical resources help organizations innovate to meet the needs of the communities they serve and face the challenges of the external environment. BMP concentrates on the following three main focus areas in order to accomplish our goals and advance social change:

  • Leadership: Analyzing how organizations can do their best work, encourage diverse leaders at every level, and promote the most effective and inclusive practices;
  • Service and Social Change: Developing the capacity of organizations to engage constituents in changing the systems that impact them;
  • Movement Building: Acknowledging and building on the distinct role of nonprofit organizations in advancing movements for social change.

Position Summary

The Research and Data Intern will be part of a small, fast-paced staff based in New York City that works closely with our national group of advisors, the BMP Project Team. The Intern will contribute to the Building Movement Project’s research projects on leadership (particularly race and nonprofit leadership), service and social change, and movement building. This is an opportunity for the intern to learn more about social change, inequality, and movement building and further hone research skills.  More specifically, the Intern will:
  • Conduct literature reviews and summarize articles on race and nonprofit leadership, inequality, and other topics as needed;
  • Use statistical programs (e.g. Stata) to prepare data and reports for presentations; Extract, clean, merge, and manage data;
  • Create visualizations of data and design and update PowerPoints and slides for use in presentations;
  • Contribute to design and distribution of surveys;
  • Respond to other requests for information and data.

This is a part-time position for approximately 16 hours per week in New York City. The work begins in September, through October 26, 2018, with the possibility of continuation through December. The compensation rate is $22/hr.


  • Intermediate knowledge of a statistical programs (e.g. Stata: code sample will be requested);  
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint;
  • Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to handle a wide range of tasks simultaneously;
  • Ability to work independently, follow through, and meet deadlines;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work well with multiple work styles, and a courteous, professional work style, even under pressure;
  • Strong communication, writing, and proof-reading skills;
  • Strong interest in gaining experience in a social justice-oriented nonprofit environment;
  • A current graduate student is preferred. 

Physical Demands and Work Environment

The physical demands described here are representative of those for this position. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions.

Work will be performed onsite at the employer’s office.

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is required to:

  • Talk, hear and see in the normal range with or without correction;
  • Use hands or fingers, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls;
  • Move, traverse; sit (usually for longer periods of time); reach with hands and arms; 
  • Occasionally ascend/descend; and position self (to), move;
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds; 
  • The noise level in the work environment varies depending on location;
  • The work is not subject to significant occupational or environmental hazards;
  • Likelihood of personal injury would be relatively slight; 
  • Environmental and work hazards are not present in general to a measurable degree.

To Apply

We strongly encourage online applications. Please attach your resume and cover letter.

Apply online here.

We also accept applications by mail or fax. Send to:
TSNE MissionWorks
Attn: Employment Manager
NonProfit Center
89 South Street, Suite 700
Boston, MA 02111
Or fax to: 617.896.9393
TSNE MissionWorks/BMP envision a society grounded in the principles of social and economic justice. As such, we strive to achieve excellence through a diverse and inclusive workplace that honors the unique talents and lived experiences of each person. Our vision and values are reflected in all our employment-related decisions, including hiring practices. Accordingly, TSNE MissionWorks/BMP actively seek people who bring diverse backgrounds and perspectives to join us in our work.
As an EOE/AA employer, TSNE MissionWorks/BMP will not discriminate in their employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin or ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identification, genetic information, veteran or disability status or any other factor prohibited by law.