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Finance Internship with ChangingThePresent.org to Make a Difference!

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Changing The Present

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Finance Internship with ChangingThePresent.org to Make a Difference!

  • Use your finance skills, experience, knowledge, creativity and talent to make a difference.
  • Help us capture for nonprofits some of the $450 billion Americans spend each year buying presents.
  • Become a member of our dynamic and creative international team.
  • Work from our Manhattan office.
  • Develop your teamwork and leadership skills.
  • Enhance your resume and get a glowing letter of recommendation.

About ChangingThePresent.org

The New York Times called ChangingThePresent.org an "amazon.com of the nonprofit world" for our work in helping 400 leading nonprofits capture money normally spent on traditional presents.

At the same time that a million nonprofits desperately need more funds to accomplish their missions, Americans spend $450 billion a year on birthday, holiday, and other presents. Most of those presents are not very rewarding. Tons of sweaters, fuzzy slippers, and ties end up in the dark corners of our closets.

It is no surprise that a growing number of people, who seek meaning more than things, are starting to show their love by donating in a friend’s name in lieu of giving traditional presents.

The challenge for nonprofits is that it is simply too daunting to provide the requisite gift-like experience (tangible charitable gifts, wish lists and registries, and personalized printed greeting cards) that can make a donation feel like a rewarding gift. ChangingThePresent.org provides those tools to facilitate this type of giving for nonprofits and donors.

What You Will Do:

Philanthropic Funding research and management.
For each of 100 causes, we are researching potential philanthropic funders (individuals, corporations, and foundations) that might provide growth funding. Each dollar they provide, and which we invest in enhancing and marketing the site, is likely to generate a multiple of new dollars for the cause from money that would otherwise have been spent on fuzzy slippers and giant cans of popcorn. This provides them a rare opportunity to leverage their philanthropic dollars to make a greater impact.

Casual and Friendly Office Environment

This is a great place to work. We have had interns and volunteers from all over the United States and more than fifty countries. The atmosphere is energetic, creative, and fun. We value brainstorming, initiative, sharing, and collaborating. Think of it is a laboratory, studio, seminar, or incubator. We are also casual. We are interested in your brains, creativity and heart, rather than your attire. Want to work in jeans, t-shirt and flip-flops? That’s fine with us.

Who, Where, When

  • We are glad to hear from undergraduate and graduate students, as well as graduates (who may be on OPT), and professionals who want to gain experience, enhance their resume, and make a meaningful impact with their skills.
  • Work at our office, which is conveniently located at 7th Avenue and 33 Street, across from Penn Station in Manhattan.
  • Full-time or part-time, school-year or summer, day or evening, weekday or weekend. We are glad to have your help whenever and wherever you are available.
  • We provide a great opportunity to make a meaningful change in the world, but this is an unpaid position.

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  • ChangingThePresent Overview

Join us as we help channel to nonprofits some of the $450 billion Americans spend each year on birthday, wedding, and holiday presents by making the experience of a donation, given in a friend’s name, feel like a rewarding gift. Focus on your professional expertise or your favorite cause.

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Apply Now

Are you ready for a great experience and eager to make a difference? Please send a cover letter and resume to join [AT] ChangingThePresent [DOT] org

We look forward to hearing from you.

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About Changing The Present


401 7th Avenue, level B, New York, NY 10001, US

Mission Statement

We are launching our new website, which involves inviting the participation of all one million nonprofits, providing each with their own private gift site, and promoting this growing social norm: You don’t have to buy stuff to show your love; instead, you can do something meaningful in a friend’s name.


ChangingThePresent is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, which helps channel to nonprofits some of the $250 Americans spend each year on birthday, holiday, and other gifts, by making the experience of giving a donation in a friend’s name feel like a gift with tangible giving opportunities, wish lists, registries, and beautiful, personalized printed greeting cards. The New York Times referred to the site as an "amazon.com of the nonprofit world." You may recognize this as the approach proven by Heifer International, which raises $115 million a year by letting people donate to fund farm animals in a friend’s name. If farm animals can attract that much money, imagine how much is available for more popular causes.

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