Charity Entrepreneurship (CE) is a research and training program aimed at creating multiple counterfactual EA charities annually, but with a different focus area each year. Our first year was focused on poverty research. We ended up recommending 5 charities, 2 of which have been founded via the Charity Science team (Charity Science Health and Fortify Health). We plan on expanding our program by recommending several new charities in animal rights, as well as offering wider support for individuals looking to found animal or poverty focused charities. We will have room to support 10-20 charity founders compared to the original 4 we were able to support in our first round.
Possible internship roles:
One of the large goals of this internship is to help others gain experience with charity startups, in addition to producing useful work that is of concrete benefit to CE. This is intended to help the applicant with starting their own charity in the future. We have had multiple employees and interns move on to found EA charities, and we intend to continue the trend. Job responsibilities will be tailored according to the strengths of the candidate and their areas of potential growth, as well as organizational need. The broad areas we expect interns to be able to contribute and learn from are listed below, although depending on the candidate they could split up their time between multiple areas. -Charity Entrepreneurship outreach -Animal rights research -Poverty research -Writing and editing
The outreach interns’ goal will be to find and connect with people who might be a good fit for the CE incubation program. This could include attending college career fairs, polishing content, speaking to EA chapters, attending conferences, and getting the information out to relevant email lists and job boards. The intern should be comfortable talking to a wide range of people and have strong verbal and written skills. Outreach will be focusing on poverty and animal rights applicants.
Animal rights research :
The AR research interns will be tasked with researching key areas of interest in animal rights. They will work together with a manager and other members of the team to slowly determine the best charities to found in the field. They will be expected to complete their work to a high standard given the limited time that will be spent on each report. The intern should be familiar with research in other contexts and with animal related cause areas.
The interns will be tasked with researching key areas of interest relating to top poverty interventions, for example, what country would be the best to focus on if lobbying the government to increase tobacco taxation. They will work together with a manager and other members of the team to slowly flesh out the best steps forward for people who found charities in these areas. They will be expected to complete their work to a high standard given the limited time that will be spent on each report. The intern should be familiar with research in other contexts, and with GiveWell.
Writing and editing:
Charity Entrepreneurship produces a lot of written content, both direct research and more meta EA posts as well as smaller writing pieces. This content generally needs a lot of improvement from its original in terms of style and grammar. Sometimes the intern will have to re-write full paragraphs or pages. For some of our team members, English is not a first language and one member of our team has a form of dyslexia. Currently our ability to publish content is limited by the amount of time a few volunteer editors can put in. This role is best for someone remote but who can be online often and edit small things quickly with longer, but still fairly quick, turn around times for longer written pieces (e.g. 24 hours turnaround time per page, 30 minute response time for single sentence checking).
Requirements across all internships:
Interest in doing high impact work Understanding of EA concepts Understanding of the impact and benefits of CE (see our blog posts for information on this). Intelligent and quick learner Communication ability both verbal and written Able to put in a minimum of 5 hours a week
Bonuses across all internships:
Interested in charity entrepreneurship as a career Lives in the UK, India or Vancouver or interested in relocating Reads the EA forum regularly High ability to pay attention to written details Able to put in 10+ hours a week Available PST times Experience with cost effective analysis
Benefits to you:
High impact. Be the reason for more areas getting investigated and, eventually, for the founding of more efficient charities Learn the benefits and best fit for people founding charities. Work with a team of intelligent, passionate, like-minded individuals Get experience with an EA nonprofit Get a strong resume reference Flexible working hours and location.
Details: Internship can last from one to six months, depending on the candidate’s situation Internship can be remote or located at Vancouver HQ Internship are generally unpaid but exceptions could be made for interns interested in moving. Deadline to apply: July 30th
To apply: Please send the following to firstname.lastname@example.org Resume A cover letter ranking out of /10 how strong you are at each of the requirements, bonuses and sentence describing why. Please also include any benefits/bonuses you have outside of that list that seem relevant, and which types of internships you are interested in.
Organisation: Charity Science: Charity Entrepreneurship
Contact email: email@example.com