Do you know what George Washington, Madam C. J. Walker, and Bong Joon Ho all have in common?
They all made their marks on the world as famous firsts (for the record, first president of the United States, first female self-made millionaire, and director of the first South Korean film to win an Oscar). And, while we can’t promise you a place in the history books, we canpromise you’ll have the chance to follow in their pioneering footsteps…as part of the first class of interns at The Motley Fool Foundation!
The Motley Fool Foundation is a NEW public charity created in January 2020 to coordinate and expand the philanthropic (or, Foolanthropic, if you will!) goals and activities of The Motley Fool.
Founded in 1993 by brothers Tom and David Gardner, The Motley Fool helps millions of people attain financial freedom through education via our website, podcasts, books, newspaper column, radio and TV shows, and premium investing services.
The Motley Fool’s corporate purpose is to make the world Smarter, Happier, and Richer. The Foundation will focus on providing people in underserved communities with the access and knowledge needed to embrace and secure financial independence.
The Foundation is looking for passionate, detail oriented, and creative self-starters to assist with day-to-day and strategic activities this fall. These part-time (20 hours/week) internships may be remote or in-person at Fool HQ in Alexandria, VA and will run from September to December this year.
For all of our positions (Motley Fool Foundation has three different opportunities listed), you should…
- Love, and excel at, building processes from the ground up. Attention to detail, strategic thinking, and strong organizational and interpersonal skills are essential.
- Feel comfortable working in an entrepreneurial environment where not all of the questions have been answered. You should bring a fine-tuned sense of when to take initiative and work independently, and when to ask for help.
- Have a can-do attitude, the ability to improvise and implement solutions, and stellar follow-up and follow-through skills. We need strong communicators with excellent written, verbal, and presentation skills.
- Be excited about helping us build tools and programs to make the world smarter, happier, and richer. Show us your passionate commitment to equity and social justice!
The Marcom and Research Intern will provide ongoing data collection and analysis about TMF employees and their networks, the Fool’s membership base, and the communities the Foundation serves. You will also help translate those findings into a communication strategy and messaging to support the Foundation’s programming, advocacy, and fundraising efforts.
Marketing and Communications
In tandem with your research work, you will help us translate our findings into key brand messages to be used to support the Foundation’s mission. You’ll have the opportunity to write compelling, Foolish content for surveys, our website, and emails based on our research needs and findings, and assist in the creation of outreach campaigns and communication strategies.
You will work with our research team to collect data (including polls, surveys, focus groups and internet stalking) about Motley Fool employees, members, Foundation stakeholders, and strategic communities. We’ll need your help to schedule, organize and report on the status of research activities, as well as consolidate the research results into actionable items, reports and presentations for Foundation leadership.
- Help develop and implement a comprehensive marcom strategy for current and future partners, donors, and stakeholders
- Draft and publicize content about the Foundation via email, social media, web, and print
- Follow the direction of our research team to collect, analyze and present data
- Assist with project management to implement our research and communications strategies - scheduling meetings, tracking milestones, and doing data entry
- Exceptional writing skills. Please submit a writing sample of no more than 500 words that showcases your ability to harness the “Foolish” voice, even when writing about serious topics like economic mobility, financial literacy, and underserved communities
- Interest in market research, marketing, brand, brand strategy, and communications
- Familiarity with a variety of data collection and reporting methods
- Experience tackling research projects, analyzing data, and summarizing findings
- Completed coursework or relevant experience in marketing, communications, research, data analysis, or a related field
- Be heart-driven, positive, collaborative, fun, and kind – and want to be part of a team and network that feels the same!
Please submit a resume and cover letter detailing why this role caught your eye, and how your passion and prior experience makes you a great fit!