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Intern, Program Operations

Position Summary

Reporting to the Director of Program Operations, the Intern will conduct research on historical grants and donations made by the John Templeton Foundation to create a complete listing of the relevant files and records inside the Grants database. The duration of this internship is expected to be approximately 10 weeks.

Primary Areas of Responsibility

  • Conduct research on historical JTF grants and donations to identify, label and properly code relevant electronic files.
  • Locate and review physical files and create electronic versions.
  • Provide clear communication and updates on the status of the project and any potential issues to the Quality Assurance Administrator.
  • Identify any gaps in the files or database and make suggestions to improve quality of information and process, as warranted.
  • Provide research and other support for department initiatives, as needed.

Criteria and Relevant Skills

  • Highly organized with strong attention to detail.
  • Research or archiving experience, including a demonstrated ability to work with large number of records/cases.
  • Ability to work independently while contributing to team goals.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Professionalism, dedication and service orientation.

A strong personal interest in the Foundation’s mission is essential.

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Our vision is derived from Sir John Templeton's commitment to rigorous scientific research and related scholarship. The Foundation's motto "How little we know, how eager to learn" exemplifies our support for open-minded inquiry and our hope for advancing human progress through breakthrough discoveries.