Closing on 31 Mar

Intern, Strategy & Policy

Strategy

Team information

The Strategy and Policy team is responsible for developing organisational strategy and outcomes in line with its overall vision and strategic direction, as well as lead and manage relationships with key government and government-related stakeholders to influence policies and programmes with national impact. It helps define the organisation’s position on what constitutes “good giving” based on insights, values and the organisation’s vision.

The team leads the organisation’s strategic planning process, including providing practical guidance to performance management and programme planning to ensure alignment with strategic intent and outcomes. It develops and executes robust strategies, plans, and analytics and drives and manages key partnerships with government to meet NVPC’s strategic objectives.

Strategic Planning - Providing information and analyses to support strategic decision-making, performing sector analyses that describe sector activities and intentions, performing ad-hoc evaluations and distributing key information as needed

Government Relations - Identifying and stewarding relationships with key government and government-related stakeholders to influence policies and programmes with national impact

Project

Policy Research – This is a start-up function and students’ assistance is needed in conducting robust, compelling policy research to inform and strengthen the organisation’s recommendations on policies and programmes. This work includes an analysis of business needs of key stakeolders (government ministries and their agencies), their priorities, leadership team, and policies for which they are responsible.

Students will have access to the organisation’s research on individual and corporate giving to review and analyse. By synthesizing the data and layering on the above stakeholder analysis, students have the opportunity to make recommendations on which partners/policies have the highest leverage point for NVPC to further its mission of growing a culture of giving.

Learning opportunity

  • Understanding of the nonprofit sector, including broad areas of needs and impact achieved to-date
  • Appreciation of giving behaviors and mindsets, including key motivation and barriers
  • Exposure to and interactions with senior leadership
  • Experience working in a dynamic, people-oriented environment fueled by talented, passionate staff from a diverse range of background

Responsibilities

Intern #1

  • Develop analysis of key stakeholders (government ministries and agencies, corporates with strong government relationships, etc.)
  • Research key policy trends related to giving in Singapore and globally
  • Document best practices on effective policy levers in Singapore and globally
  • Analyse existing research on giving

Intern #2

  • Research policy issues affecting corporates related to giving/corporate social responsibility. These issues include, but are not limited to: tax incentives, HR, procurement, supply chain, marketing, and technology.
  • Collaborate with Knowledge and Company of Good teams to understand existing research and work, and recommend opportunities for leveraging policy decisions to encourage sustained giving from corporates
  • Identify and compile best practices in this area in Singapore and globally
  • Identify relevant trade and business associations, and third-party groundups and recommend strategy for engaging with them to influence policy and programmes

Requirements

Successful students should possess:

  • Strong critical thinking abilities
  • Good quantitative skills, as well as writing and communication skills
  • Good people skills to interact with internal and external stakeholders
  • Able to work independently and display initiative

Application Procedure

Interested applicants are invited to send their updated resume via [email protected] We regret that only shortlisted applicants will be notified.