Is there an active alumni network?
There is an active Clinton Foundation Intern Alumni Network through which we share job opportunities within and outside the Foundation as well as other volunteer opportunities.
Does the internship increase my chances of getting a job in the Foundation?
The Clinton Foundation makes no promises or commitments of employment after the internship. If you do apply to a posted position at the Clinton Foundation, in order to be considered, you will need to receive at least an excellent rating on your intern evaluation as well as your supervisor’s support.
We also have a few events geared towards employment. We hold a Career Day in New York City during the term, during which you have the opportunity to meet with staff from the three New York City offices to discuss your career interests. Additionally we have a Career Panel near the end of each term with 3-4 speakers from various sectors who give advice regarding entering their respective fields. Also, many of our Brown Bag Lectures show you some of the different choices out there, from jobs to schools.
Are there any software programs that I should highlight in my application?
The Clinton Foundation uses the Raiser’s Edge (RE) database extensively, particularly for the Clinton Global Initiative and in the Development Department. Any experience you have with RE should be highlighted in your application. We recommend jumping on any opportunities you have to learn RE before you get here.
What if I need to have a job in order to do this internship?
We will be flexible with your schedule so that you can work as long as you are able to fulfill our minimum requirements of 20 or 30 hours per week during the fall and spring and 24 hours per week during the summer. Your intern hours need to be between 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Some interns work 5 short days and some may work 2, 3, or 4 longer days in order to achieve the hours required.