Finance & Program Intern - Summer 2020

Founded in 2003, Pinky Swear Foundation is a 501c(3) not-for-profit passionately committed to helping children with cancer and their families by responding to the immediate crisis facing families with a childhood cancer diagnosis. Pinky Swear supports families’ quality-of-life with financial assistance for basic needs and through experiences that create emotional support, so they can focus on what's most important: their child battling cancer. Inspired by a pinky swear promise made between a 9-year-old boy and his dad, the foundation engages kids to help grow the community of keepers of the pinky swear.

The Finance & Program Intern will work directly with the Finance Team and Program Support Team. This position will help with finance data entry for account payable, He/she will help process and track donations and expenses in a timely and accurate manner.  He/she will also support the Program Director in the overall management and delivery of Family, Social Worker relationships, and assist in daily back end details of all core Pinky Swear Programs  

The Finance & Program Intern will have the opportunity to learn how to use grant application software Wizehive and accounting software QuickBooks. This will include learning about new strategies, opportunities, tactics and tools in the process of working with a fast-moving, cross-functional, and highly dedicated team of Pinky Swear Foundation staff.  

Responsibilities and Duties

Finance Specific:

  • Conduct daily or weekly data entry for financial reporting and account payable.
  • Assist with reconciling of data between Finance, Program and Data Teams
  • Create tools for better non-profit management, including record keeping, file organization, and tracking of goals.  
  • Help with Finance team document organization, including scanning and filing document
  • Complete special projects and other duties as assigned.

Program Specific:

  • Coordinates with student groups, children’s hospitals, social workers, and volunteers when collecting donations for the program. 
  • Work with the Program Director to provide content and plans for All-Star stories, social media, email outreach etc. 
  • Assist in entering data into Wizehive database
  • Serve as a contact for volunteers, partners, families in the coordination of All-Star weekends, pantry deliveries and other experiences offered in Minnesota and throughout the country. 

Skills and Abilities:

  • Outstanding interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong phone contact handling skills and active listening in order to identify and assess needs of families.
  • Ability to be confidential and sensitive to families and following HIPPA practices. 
  • Balance multiple projects at once with lots of interruptions.
  • Pays attention to details and the ability to prioritize projects.
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently as well as with a team. 
  • Exceptionally organized and able to effectively prioritize multiple tasks and responsibilities.Competence with Microsoft Office 365 including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Skype for Business and Outlook at an intermediate to advanced level. 

Position Details

  • 20 hours per week from June – August 2019
  • Timing is flexible during regular office hours: Monday to Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Friday 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 
  • A stipend of $10/hr. will be offered.

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To apply, please submit the following to Leslie Sonnen, Donor Database and Operations Manager, by email at

  • A cover letter addressing how you fulfill the desired qualifications for the position and how this position will support your academic and professional aspirations
  • Resume