Accounting Intern

New York, New York 

The Century Foundation is a progressive public policy think tank that seeks to foster opportunity, reduce inequality, and promote security at home and abroad. Founded in 1919 by the progressive business leader Edward Filene, the TCF pursues its mission by conducting timely, non-partisan research and policy analysis that informs citizens, guides policymakers, and reshapes what government does for the better.

TCF has offices in New York and Washington, D.C. Its fellows come from academia, journalism, and public service, but share a commitment to the TCF’s abiding belief in the power of ideas.

Position description:

We are currently seeking an accounting intern to assist our Finance Team this winter 2023. Gain valuable hands-on experience, while learning the ropes.

Candidates pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or significant coursework in accounting required. Well-rounded basic knowledge of accounting principles required.  Join us for an exciting winter semester internship!

Essential duties:

  • Assist in month-end closing and financial reporting processes.
  • Collaborate with our Finance Manager to prepare and review journal entries and reconciliations.
  • Assist with maintaining and updating accounting records and files.
  • Assist in the preparation and filing of regulatory reports.
  • Assist with analyzing expenses and accruals.
  • Work in unison with our Finance team to improve financial processes.
  • Assist with managing accounts payable, accounts receivable, and other day-to-day tasks.
  • Ad-hoc accounting research and application.

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Education: Working towards a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, or other related fields. Candidates working towards degrees in other fields with a strong academic background may also be considered.
  • Technical Experience: Strong Excel and/or Google Sheets skills with understanding of key functions.
  • Strong technical and analytical skills.
  • The successful candidate must have excellent organizational skills and be able to meet the demands and deadlines that are a part of this position. Attention to detail is a must.

The Century Foundation is committed to diversity and building an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds. Everyone is encouraged to apply, including LGBTQ and non-gender conforming people, people of color, Spanish or Arabic speakers, and people with disabilities.


Director of Health Equity and Reform

Washington, D.C. preferred

The Century Foundation is a progressive, independent think tank that conducts research, develops solutions, and drives policy change to make people’s lives better. We pursue economic, racial, gender, and disability equity in education, health care, and work.

We are seeking a dynamic, motivated and experienced director of health equity and reform to lead TCF’s health care team and help shape a more equitable, accessible American health care system. The director will oversee a team of researchers working on health equity, black maternal health, reproductive justice and abortion access, and universal coverage. They will set the direction for TCF’s health policy work going forward, devise political strategies to influence policymakers and opinion leaders in the field, and produce their own original research and writing to change and reshape health care policy for the better. The right candidate will bring extensive policy and research skills, a network of relevant contacts in public policy, press and philanthropy, and a sophisticated approach to examining public policy through an intersectional equity lens.

Responsibilities include:

  • Direct TCF’s health care policy team, including leading a program of research and policy development in the areas of health equity, black maternal health, reproductive rights and abortion access, and coverage expansion, designed to influence public policy and drive change.
  • Author reports and commentary on health equity issues, and oversee policy research projects by internal and external contributors on issues in the health policy field.
  • Establish and maintain strong networks among health care advocates, policymakers, and colleagues at other think thanks to share information, collaborate, and advance equitable health care for all.
  • Lift TCF’s profile and influence as a leader on health policy, including engaging with the media and on social media, speaking at and hosting conferences and convenings, briefing policymakers on TCF’s health policy agenda, and more.
  • Oversee TCF’s health care team’s fundraising and development strategy, in partnership with TCF’s development team, cultivating new funding sources, and ensuring we continue to deliver high quality research and deliverables for existing funding partners.
  • Manage a team of three direct reports and collaborate with other TCF policy teams on projects that overlap with health care policy.

Essential skills and qualifications include:

  • At least ten years of experience in health care policy, research, or public service/practice, and the ability to evaluate and recommend improvements in the area of health policy reform, through an equity lens.
  • A graduate degree or higher in a related field is preferred.
  • Specific research or policy background health equity, maternal health, reproductive justice, and/or expanding health care coverage, with additional health policy expertise viewed highly.
  • Existing working relationships with health care peer organizations, advocates, and policymakers that would help advance health equity and health care reform.
  • Demonstrated ability to produce rigorous, peer-reviewed research, as well as policy papers, issue briefs, and commentary appropriate for policymakers and public audiences.
  • A broad understanding of public policy issues, including skill in assessing and improving research projects from conception through publication.
  • Political acuity and the ability to craft research and policy recommendations to maximize effectiveness in light of political constraints and opportunities.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills, including for expert and popular audiences alike.
  • A relentless passion for policy change, public service, and driving health care reform.
  • Experience building and maintaining relationships with funding partners to achieve even greater policy impact, including developing funding proposals, cultivating relationships, working in coalition with diverse advocates and stakeholders, and managing projects through to final delivery and reporting.

How to Apply: Please submit a cover letter and resume via BambooHR.

About TCF:

Founded in 1919, The Century Foundation is a progressive, independent think tank that conducts research, develops solutions, and drives policy change to make people’s lives better. We pursue economic, racial, gender, and disability equity in education, health care, and work, and promote U.S. foreign policy that fosters international cooperation, peace, and security.

The Century Foundation is committed to diversity and building an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds. Everyone is encouraged to apply, especially candidates from marginalized groups including people with disabilities, women, LGBTQIA people, people of color, immigrants, and first-generation college graduates.


Disability Economic Justice Spring Intern

Washington, D.C. or Remote

January 2023-May 2023

The Century Foundation (TCF) is a progressive think tank on the frontlines of building a fairer and more inclusive economy, one that works for all of us and not just the wealthy few. The Disability Economic Justice team, which is the only project at a U.S. think tank singularly focused on achieving economic justice for people with disabilities more than 32 years after the Americans with Disabilities Act became law.

In April 2022, in partnership with the Ford Foundation, TCF’s Disability Economic Justice team launched the Disability Economic Justice Collaborative—a first-of-its-kind initiative that brings together nearly 40 leading disability advocacy organizations, Washington, D.C.-based think tanks, and top research and policy organizations to learn from each other, work in partnership, and apply disability as a lens across economic policymaking. The Collaborative is committed to breaking the persistent link between disability and poverty, and to finally achieving economic security for disabled Americans more than three decades after the ADA became law. To learn more about the collaborative, visit DEJC.org.

The Disability Economic Justice Team is seeking a part-time spring 2023 intern, based either in Washington, D.C. or remote.

The intern is responsible for supporting administrative, research, and policy needs of TCF’s Disability Economic Justice Team, which include supporting the Disability Economic Justice Collaborative. The internship is appropriate for current students (undergraduate or graduate) or recently graduated students. The internship will provide opportunities to engage with and learn more about disability policy, including building relationships, developing policy ideas, and researching and drafting written pieces.

Responsibilities:

  • Project management tasks
  • Participate in and support completion of meetings and events
  • Take notes for internal and external meetings and events
  • Help with social media promotion, including drafting tweets and language for Facebook posts
  • Assist in research related to disability policy
  • Maintain relevant contact lists

Required Qualifications:

  • Strong attention to detail, highly organized, and able to manage priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Familiarity with Google suite, spreadsheets, and basic data calculations
  • Strong written and communication skills
  • Experience with and passion for disability policy

About TCF:

The Century Foundation is a progressive public policy think tank that seeks to foster opportunity, reduce inequality, and promote security at home and abroad. Founded in 1919 by the progressive business leader Edward Filene, TCF pursues its mission by conducting timely, non-partisan research and policy analysis that informs citizens, guides policymakers, and reshapes what government does for the better. TCF has offices in New York and Washington, D.C.

The Century Foundation is committed to diversity and building an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds. Everyone is encouraged to apply, especially candidates from marginalized groups including people with disabilities, women, LGBTQIA people, people of color, immigrants, and first-generation college graduates.

Apply

Please submit a cover letter with examples of relevant work experience and resume via Bamboo HR.


Web Optimization Intern

New York, New York or Remote

January 23, 2022- April 21, 2022 | 15-20 Hours/Week | $18/Hour

We are currently seeking a motivated individual to assist with website optimization for The Century Foundation, a public policy think tank that has advanced progressive public policy for over a century. They will work with the director of production and communications team to increase website performance, searchability and promotion of tcf.org.

This is a part-time internship for 12 weeks, ranging from 15-20  hours a week. Depending on the applicant, and can be based either in New York, Washington D.C. or remote.

Duties:

  • Assist with completion of site optimization tasks including, but not limited to cleaning up 404/301 errors, inputting alt text, fixing broken links and resizing images.
  • Research keywords and refine SEO for website content
  • Assist in inputting data for Google AdWords campaigns
  • When needed, inputting content to the backend of tcf.org

Requirements:

  • Experience in WordPress or a similar content management system
  • Familiarity with Search Engine Optimization, Google Adwords, or content marketing a plus
  • Strong oral written and oral communications skills and attention to detail
  • An interest in progressive public policy
  • A positive attitude, an interest in learning and willingness to help when needed
  • Ability to work a consistent part-time schedule

About TCF

The Century Foundation is a progressive, independent think tank that conducts research, develops solutions, and drives policy change to make people’s lives better. We pursue economic, racial, and gender equity in education, health care, and work, and promote U.S. foreign policy that fosters international cooperation, peace, and security. TCF has offices in New York and Washington, D.C.

Apply

Please submit a cover letter with examples of relevant work experience and resume via Bamboo HR.

The Century Foundation is committed to diversity and building an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds. Everyone is encouraged to apply, including women, LGBTQIA people, people of color, and people with disabilities.