Undergraduate Philanthropy Intern

Gray Foundation | Midtown East, NY | Part-time | Salary: $20/hour


Position Overview

The Gray Foundation seeks to hire a current CUNY undergraduate to support data and communications functions in preparation for implementing a new grants management system. In addition to performing these valuable functions, the intern will have the opportunity to join internal and external meetings with the team and learn about grantmaking and nonprofit management. Responsibilities include:

  • Update partner contact information to facilitate timely and targeted communications
  • Gather key documents (e.g., IRS letters, annual reports, financial statements, board lists) from grantees or publicly available sources
  • Organize grantee digital records files
  • Draft LinkedIn posts that amplify the work of the foundation and its partners.
  • Other responsibilities, as needed


We are an engaged and collaborative team. We prioritize our team’s well-being and value flexibility but believe some aspects of our work are best done together. Conditions permitting, we aspire to be in the office (Midtown East) at least 3 days per week. This position pays $20/hour.


Who You Are

Have you ever wondered how nonprofits raise the money to carry out their missions or how philanthropy and governments work together?  Are you interested in cancer research and/or youth development? Are you a quick study who is eager to learn from and contribute to a small, but mighty team? If you answer “yes” to these questions, please consider applying to be our Intern.  No prior experience is required, but curiosity and commitment to the mission are essential.  The position does not require travel, but the intern may have the opportunity to participate in site visits to grantees.

Special Skills & Requirements


  • Current CUNY undergraduate student
  • Proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite, especially Excel
  • Curiosity, intellect, collaborative mindset, and a great sense of humor
  • Excellent organizational skills and keen attention to detail
  • Strong oral and written communications skills
  • Comfort working both independently and as part of a team
  • Sound judgment and discretion when handling sensitive information
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About the Company

Who We Are

Founded in 2014, the Gray Foundation is a dynamic philanthropic organization with a dual mission:

  • We raise awareness, accelerate research, and improve treatment on behalf of individuals and families with inherited BRCA mutations.
  • We expand access to high-quality education, healthcare, and opportunity for low-income youth in New York City.

The Gray Foundation is driven by personal passions and humanity. We value honest dialogue with our grantees, partnerships and synergies among big thinkers, and exemplary leaders who inspire excellence. Our founders take an active hand in grantmaking. Our staff and systems are lean by design.

For more information, visit our website: www.grayfoundation.org


The Gray Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and strive to create an inclusive workplace. We welcome applicants whose backgrounds and experiences will complement our team, expand our perspectives, and strengthen our work.

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please send your resume and brief (no more than one page) cover letter to jobs@grayfoundation.org with “CUNY Intern” as the subject of your message.  Your cover letter should describe your interest in this position, what you hope to learn from the experience and what you plan to contribute to the organization.

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