Inspire people to take action to change the world.
Key to enabling these missions is our commitment to science and innovation, collaboration and partnership, measurement and rigor, as well as optimism and risk taking. Based in Seattle, the foundation has a worldwide staff of 1,500 people and is led by CEO Sue Desmond-Hellmann and co-chair William H. Gates Sr., under the direction of Bill and Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett. We have offices in the United States, Europe, India, China and Africa.
Internship Program Summary:
Interns work across the foundation and make significant contributions in Global Health, Global Development, Global Policy & Advocacy, US Program, Operations and Finance. Working closely with their managers and teams, interns support the management of existing grants, shaping and processing of new grants and grantee reports, and other research and analysis activities in support of the team’s strategy, goals and objectives. As a group, interns are also offered career and personal development opportunities, including engaging with executive leadership from across the foundation.
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation seeks an intern to serve in our US Program K-12 Education Team. The mission of the K-12 Education Team is America is a place where all students are equipped with the skills and agency necessary to be economically self- sufficient, contribute to the community, and participate in the democratic process.
Position Summary and Responsibilities:
The ideal candidate will be available June through August.
The K-12 Intern will help to support and shape various programs held under the K-12 Education strategy. The intern will be fully engaged in the team and will receive broad exposure to the work of the strategy, as well as the foundation more broadly.
The intern will support one of two areas:
Research and analysis on potential new investment areas. Deliverables would include literature review, landscape analysis, and recommendations on investment approaches. Desired candidates would be able to read and synthesize research and evaluation studies, assess the strengths and weaknesses of those studies, and have strong writing and analytical thinking skills. Education experience desired. Data analytics to inform stronger grant management. Deliverables would include developing interactive dashboards designed based on needs identified in interviews with foundation staff and external partners. Desired candidates would have intermediate to strong data analytical skills (e.g. R, Tableau, SQL, etc.). Education experience great, but not required.