Boys & Girls Clubs of America

  • Internship (Unpaid) - Planning & Measurement

    Posted Date 4 weeks ago(5/1/2018 2:06 PM)
    Job ID
    Planning & Measurement
    Atlanta, GA
  • Overview

    Company Profile:

    Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) works hard every day to make a difference in the lives of youth in communities all over the world. Our Clubs serve millions of boys and girls, with thousands of Clubs at locations in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands -- and on domestic and international U.S. military bases. Club programs and services promote and enhance the development of young people by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging and pride.


    The Planning & Measurement department collects and analyzes data and supports BGCA and Boys & Girls Club organizations in using data to achieve their goals, measure and increase their impact, and drive increased revenue. The team assists with BGCA’s annual and long-term planning, as well as managing several mission-critical data collection and outcome measurement processes.


    Learning Outcomes:
    • How to manage projects, working across BGCA departments and Clubs across the country
    • How to analyze quantitative youth outcome data as well as qualitative survey data
    • How to promote understanding and utilization of data resources by Club and BGCA staff
    • How to collaborate with an interdisciplinary team on data analysis, interpretation, use and communication functions


    Possible Projects:

    Member and Staff Survey Data
    • Using SPSS or MS Excel software, help analyze the data from BGCA’s annual National Youth Outcomes Initiative Survey, which is administered to some 200,000 Boys & Girls Club members’ nationwide
    • Develop new, and revise existing, resources to guide Club professionals through accessing and understanding available data


    Planning Survey Analysis
    • Assist with data analysis and reporting of the Spring Planning Survey
    • Help present findings from data analysis in meaningful ways to different audiences such as BGCA staff, local Clubs, and funders
    • Support data interpretation to inform departmental strategy


    • Receive mentoring and shadowing opportunities
    • Perform other duties as assigned by the National Director, Measurement & Data Operations
    • Demonstrate BGCA mission-driven values of integrity, excellence and inclusion and integrate into work environment
    • Adhere to organizational policies and procedures as described in BGCA's Intern Policy, Ethics Policy and elsewhere



    Candidates must be a graduate student or an incoming senior in an undergraduate program pursuing a degree in public administration, policy, social work, psychology, education, youth development or a related social sciences or human services field.


    Previous experience analyzing and reporting data required. Experience with SPSS is preferred, with a strong command of Microsoft Office suite and Excel required. A track record of reliability, time management and independent work.

    Applicants should demonstrate interest in Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Self-motivation and ability to work both independently and collaboratively. Eagerness to learn and creativity. Excellent analytic, verbal and written communication skills. Ability to manage time appropriately.


    Physical and Mental Requirements
    Demonstrated ability in: decision-making: selecting the most appropriate course of action in a given situation; interpersonal skills: establishing personal and professional relationships among diverse internal and external publics; comfortable performing multi-faceted projects in conjunction with day-to-day activities; light duty lifting (30 pounds) possible.


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