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Operations Intern | VertueLab | Remote

Position Opening: Operations Intern – VertueLab


VertueLab is looking to hire an intern to join our team! We are a non-profit in Portland, Oregon tackling the climate crisis. This role supports the organization’s database management, fundraising, and administrative efforts across all its programs. In addition to becoming familiar with non-profit operations and fundraising processes, the intern will have opportunities to learn database and CRM management, develop their prospect/donor research skills, and development/stewardship skills as we work to expand our organizational reach. The role requires a well-organized person with strong attention to details and data – a tech-savvy communicator with flexible personality, positive attitude, and willingness to learn. This is a remote position and the intern will report to the Finance and Operations Manager.


  • Manage aspects of the donor database including timely and accurate gift entry, production of acknowledgments, and reconciliation with the Finance team.

  • Research and identify prospects for fundraising asks and grants. Draft meeting framework documents using researched information once meetings move into being scheduled.

  • Create and maintain documentation on database structure and process framework for internal use.

  • Develop accurate and timely reports, queries and data segmentation and disaggregation for fundraising campaign analysis, quarterly grant and board reporting.

  • Program operational support and special projects as assigned.

Location: Work will be performed remotely utilizing online and video conferencing platforms such as Zoom and Google Meetup, Salesforce, Box, and other online platforms. Although this is a remote position, we are prioritizing students residing in Oregon at the moment.


The ideal intern should have the following skills/experience:

  • An interest in numbers, data, and visualization.

  • A personal alignment to tackle climate crisis and with VertueLab’s mission to unleash innovation and entrepreneurship that will solve environmental challenges and catalyze shared economic prosperity utilizing an equity lens.

  • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills

  • Ability to collaborate well with diverse audiences and peers in-person, phone, or digital

  • Ability to work independently, self motivated, and ability to handle multiple projects or assignments

  • Experience working within communities of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, google suite

  • Salesforce, Database or CRM skills or experience a plus

  • Bilingual is a plus


All VertueLab internships are paid $15 an hour with no additional benefits. We require at least a 15 to 20 hours commitment during the 9am-5pm workweek as agreed upon between company supervisor and the intern. This is a 1-year internship.


Application is due on 10/23/2020

About VertueLab:

Since 2007, VertueLab has funded and supported Pacific-Northwest cleantech startups focused on creating the innovations needed to fight the climate crisis. VertueLab is a nonprofit on a mission to unleash innovation and entrepreneurship that will solve environmental challenges and catalyze shared economic prosperity. This is accomplished by connecting promising companies with state and federal resources, preparing these companies for follow-on investments, and providing holistic entrepreneurial support. VertueLab brings together impact investing and catalytic philanthropy to ensure investment dollars are having a measurable impact on the planet.

VertueLab is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) and committed to building a more inclusive ecosystem that integrates women, people of color, and other underrepresented groups into the cleantech sector. We strongly encourage applications from qualified applicants and members of underrepresented groups.

To submit your interest in the position, please visit the link below to complete the short application form where you will also attach your cover letter and resume. Qualified candidates will be contacted for a virtual interview with the Finance and Operations Manager and Senior Program Specialist. https://bit.ly/30kDlVc

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