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Healthy Food Financing Intern, Summer 2019 – Philadelphia, PA

Reinvestment Fund (Company) is a financial services company serving as a catalyst for change in low-income communities. Reinvestment Fund integrates data, policy and strategic investments to improve the quality of life in low-income neighborhoods. Using analytical and financial tools, the company brings high-quality grocery stores, affordable housing, schools and health centers to the communities that need better access—creating anchors that attract investment over the long term and help families lead healthier, more productive lives.

Reinvestment Fund brings together individual investors, banks, government officials, private foundations and faith-based and community organizations to invest in projects that transform communities. As a federally-certified community development financial institution (“CDFI”), the company manages $1.2 billion in capital that originates from over 880 investors. Reinvestment Fund has deployed over $2.2 billion into community revitalizing and job-creating projects and enterprises over its 34-year history. The company maintains an AA- issuer rating from S&P, as well as a four star with Policy Plus, AAA rating from AERIS (highest rating available from industry rating agency).

The Healthy Food Financing Initiative (HFFI) is a national program that aims to improve access to fresh, healthy foods in underserved areas. The program also aims to create and preserve quality jobs and revitalize low-income communities by providing technical assistance and capital to eligible food retailers. In 2017, Reinvestment Fund was appointed by the USDA to serve as the National Fund Manager (NFM) for the USDA-funded HFFI program.

Reinvestment Fund is seeking a graduate student intern to support the administration of the HFFI inaugural grants round as well as other strategic initiatives in food systems policy and finance. This seasonal assignment is an opportunity for a detail-oriented, self-directed student to advance their understanding of the Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) industry, healthy food access, national food policy, and grantmaking. The graduate intern will support the HFFI program by:
• Participating in program design and implementation conversations
• Managing program files, analyzing data, and supporting organizational infrastructure
• Researching program and policy topics relating to healthy food access
• Drafting external and internal program communications and other content
• Other tasks as needed

To perform this job successfully, responsible students must:
• Graduate level studies in public policy, public health, community development, city planning or other related degree required.
• Interest in non-profit program management.
• Have the ability to take initiative, as well as work independently when needed.
• Demonstrate a high degree of independent decision making and communication skills. The decisions of students in these positions could directly affect the operation and success of the project or program.
• Proficient research and problem solving skills.
• Experience with MS Office Suite.
• Students should be able to commit between 20-35 hours per week.

Reinvestment Fund uses E-Verify to validate all new hires’ ability to legally work in the United States.  Reinvestment Fund is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  The Company does not discriminate in hiring or employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, marital or familial status, national origin, non-job related disability, or status as a veteran.  Minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

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