Through its recently launched Caribbean Rise Initiative (C-Rise), Tides will partner with an array of nonprofit and NGO changemaker leaders, business executives, global funders, governments/multilaterals and other stakeholders to collectively catalyze change in the region. The overall goal of the C-Rise initiative is to help facilitate and enhance regionalized climate-smart, disaster management and economic development resiliency in the Caribbean.
Due to COVID-19 ‘s devastating impact on the region’s economies, the initial program focus will be on re-building inclusive tourism and related industries, while simultaneously exploring economic diversification options. Cross-sector strategies will be utilized to harness resources and expertise of various stakeholders to create a synergetic commitment-based system with defined deliverables and specified impacts.
The C-Rise Intern will support a critical project that will lend to the success of the C-Rise program. The C-Rise Intern will map the Caribbean region in search of non-profit organizations that are having a meaningful impact on the climate, agricultural or entrepreneurial resilience in the region. The intern will research non-profit organizations who are supporting climate or environmental projects, agriculture, technology or other industries that are diversifying the economic development landscape of the Caribbean.
Additionally, the C-Rise Intern will research opportunities for funding in the region related to various economic development initiatives. At the conclusion of the assignment, the C-Rise intern will summarize their findings in support of the broader goals of the C-Rise initiative.
This position will be a 3 – 4 month assignment, primarily based in New York, but applicants in remote areas will be considered.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Conduct a landscape analysis of the Caribbean region to find nonprofit organizations and social enterprises performing economic development work across various sectors.
- Collect and compile relevant contact information for various nonprofit organizations and organize the findings in a database; location, description of work, organization leaders, country, work region.
- Contact certain Caribbean-based orgs to obtain direct information and documents about NGOs in the region.
- Perform an assessment of Caribbean-based funders, global funders that target the Caribbean Region, and funders that target the three C-Rise issue areas as well as functional support topics (i.e. capacity building, technical assistance, strategic planning, etc.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Strong personal alignment with Tides’ VMA and organizational values of respect, equity, empowerment, accountability, and creativity.
- Experience working on international relations project for nonprofit organizations
- Ability to research, compile information and summarize findings
- Ability to prioritize amongst multiple commitments, and to drive multiple projects simultaneously in a challenging and fluid environment.
- Strong work ethic, self-motivation, team spirit, enthusiastic and ambitious
- Ability to work in a team environment with a variety of stakeholders and perspectives
- Ability to be a self-starter, self-disciplined and meet established goals
- Ability to use Google apps and/or Microsoft Office suite including MS Excel is required
- Ability to work independently
- Prior experience performing similar duties researching economic development work in the Caribbean region is highly preferred.
- Expressed interest in and relevant exposure to the Caribbean region
- Knowledge of Caribbean-based NGO sector
- Proficiency in any other language in the Caribbean region preferred
Education and Experience
- Current undergraduate or graduate students
- B.A./B.S. in a related area. Relevant work experience may be substituted for a college degree.
- 1-2 years’ performing duties in a similar role
Please submit a resume and a thoughtful cover letter online. Your cover letter should express your interest in working for Tides and your qualifications for the role. You may also share your detailed LinkedIn profile with us. Tides is an Equal Opportunity employer. We value diversity and inclusion and we look forward to reviewing applications from all who are qualified to apply.
Equal Employment Opportunity:
Tides is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage applications from women, people of color, and bilingual and bicultural individuals, as well as members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities. Applicants shall not be discriminated against because of race, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, color, marital status, or medical condition including acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) and AIDS-related conditions. We also encourage and will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.
Applicants with Disabilities:
Reasonable accommodation will be made so that qualified disabled applicants may participate in the application process. If you seek an accommodation, please advise in writing at the time you apply.