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If you would enjoy working in a dynamic environment and are looking for an opportunity to become part of a stellar team of professionals, we invite you to apply online today.

Leadership Systems Intern- AGLN

Department: LEADERSHIP
Location: Washington, DC

About the Aspen Institute

The Aspen Institute is an educational and policy studies organization based in Washington, D.C. Its mission is to foster leadership based on enduring values and to provide a nonpartisan venue for dealing with critical issues. The Institute has campuses in Aspen, Colorado and on the Wye River of Maryland’s Eastern Shore. It also maintains offices in New York City and has an international network of partners.

About the Position

The Leadership Systems intern will support the smooth administration of the Salesforce database that supports the Leadership programs of the Aspen Institute – including the Aspen Executive Seminars, the Aspen Global Leadership Network (AGLN), and the Youth Leadership programs – with a focus on data flow management and the maintenance of high-quality data. This position will gain experience with data accuracy, completeness, and hygiene within a highly customized Salesforce environment, with exposure to program management and operations across multiple teams.

In addition to routine data maintenance, projects may include the documentation of business processes and creation of training materials, data analysis to offer better insight into program operations, and assisting the Development Director with fundraising prospect research and relationship management tracking.

Applicants should have excellent attention to detail, strong analytical skills, and experience with or interest in data management, with Salesforce database experience preferred.

This position provides excellent experience for those interested in Salesforce Admin roles, particularly within the nonprofit sector.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Perform routine data audits to screen the database for duplicate or incomplete records and assist with cleanup
  • Review form submissions for data quality and proper processing in Salesforce, updating records as needed
  • Update or create documentation of the Leadership systems processes, best practices, and standardization needs
  • Assist the Development Director with prospect research and relationship management tracking
  • Assist Fellowship programs with Fellow data update campaigns
  • Other tasks as assigned.

Knowledge, Education and Experience

Ideal candidates will possess the following traits:

  • Experience with/interest in database administration, information management, data analysis
  • Experience with Salesforce and data management tools preferred
  • Interest in supporting the daily operations of a nonprofit organization
  • Alignment with the mission of the Aspen Institute and the Leadership division
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Self-motivated, with initiative and a strong capacity for independent work

Level of Authority

  • Non-supervisory position
  • No budgetary authority


  • None required.

To Apply:

Please visit the Aspen Institute’s career page and follow the instructions to submit a cover letter and resume for the Aspen Global Leadership Network Internship position. 

This is a paid internship with a minimum of 15 hours per week. Preferred time commitment is from March through July 2019 and may be extended depending on performance and interest.

The Aspen Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer and complies with all District and federal laws. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or protected veteran or disabled status and will not be discriminated against.

Candidate must have the ability to work under pressure and handle stress. Candidate must also have the ability to meet regular attendance policy of the Aspen Institute.

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