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Data & Impact Intern
Title:Data & Impact Intern
Location:Grand Rapids, MI
Job Type :Part-time
Company:RDV Corporation
The Opportunity
The Data & Impact Intern supports the RDV Philanthropy team by helping to build out the data for learning, evaluation, and impact functions. The position will collaborate with staff across RDV Philanthropy and will be responsible for supporting the development of reports and analysis, conducting research, and creating program evaluation tools.

Hours and Location
This position will be located downtown Grand Rapids, MI. We are looking for a candidate who can work full-time (40 hours per week) May-August and part-time (20-25 hour per week) in the fall 2024 semester.

What You'll Do
  • Collaborate with Grants Team to analyze and report on data related to grant processes and impact.
  • Assist in analyzing data to identify trends and areas for improvement.
  • Help create evaluation frameworks, logic models, and measurement tools across RDV Philanthropy (i.e., Grants, Spring GR, Facing Home, DVULI).
  • Participate in data collection efforts, including surveys and interviews.
  • Help to ensure compliance with reporting requirements.
  • Review grantee reports and provide feedback.
  • Support the development of landscape analysis and other research reports.
  • Explore best practices in grantmaking, evaluation, and philanthropy.
  • Help facilitate knowledge-sharing across RDV Philanthropy by documenting lessons learned.

What You'll Bring
  • Currently pursuing a graduate degree in Public Administration or a relevant field (e.g., social sciences, Nonprofit Management, Evaluation, Public Policy, Data Science).
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail.
  • Proficiency in data management tools (e.g., Excel, Google Sheets).
  • Flexibility to work with multiple teams, and the ability to manage shifting workflow, clarify deadlines, and negotiate priorities.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to synthesize and communicate data effectively to a wider audience.


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