The Community Foundation of Greater Memphis is currently hiring a Intern. Intern

The Community Foundation of Greater Memphis has been working to strengthen our community through philanthropy since 1969. The Community Foundation is a place where generous people from diverse backgroundscome together to make our community a better place. Collectively, they have created the largest grantmaker - public or private - in the Memphis area. We fulfill our mission by:

  • Developing and managing charitable funds and endowments, offering the highest level of service and expertise to individuals, families, and institutional donors and their successors;
  • Actively addressing the needs of the community by examining community issues, securing and distributing resources, advocating for positive change, and convening meetings and conversation which encourage donors and the community to respond; and
  • Encouraging philanthropy and the growth of charitable resources among individuals, families, businesses, and community institutions.

The Community Foundation has many audiences – donors, professional advisors, nonprofits, students seeking scholarships, and the public in general.

Position Summary

The intern will work with’s nonprofit directory, a database of 340+ nonprofit organizations working in the Mid-South. The nonprofit profiles allow organizations to tell their story, fundraise, and increase their visibility.

This position will allow an undergraduate or graduate-level student to learn and refine a variety of skills including researching community issues, database management, and data analyses. The intern will help support the relationship between the Community Foundation and other area nonprofits by providing them technical and informational support.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Review new and renewing nonprofit profiles in to ensure data integrity, best practices, and compliance;
  • Report on and databases for analyses, identifying gaps, and conducting data quality assurance;
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Experience developing and/or working with data, databases, and data analyses;
  • Strong technical copy writing capabilities;
  • Strong, accurate keyboard and computer skills, familiar with the entire Microsoft Office suite. Strong Excel skills are required;
  • Ability to learn new, online technology;
  • Customer service background preferred;
  • Currently pursuing a sociology, anthropology, nonprofit management, business, or other related field; 
  • Strong attention to detail required as well as organization skills.

$1,500 per semester for 12-20 hours per week. Position runs May - August. 
Reports to: Director of Community Information

Women and people of color are encouraged to apply. The Community Foundation of Greater Memphis follows an equal opportunity employment policy and employs personnel without regard to race, creed, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, age, physical or mental ability, pregnancy, veteran status, military obligations, and marital status.

Resume and and three references should be submitted via e-mail to owilmot [at] cfgm [dot] org. Inquiries by email only.

The links below provide listings from other nonprofits in the Memphis area.