Community Engagement Intern (Part-Time)

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Website Second Horizon Capital

About the job



DURATION: Part-time, 10-15 hours per week, flexible start/end date



Second Horizon Capital (“2HC”) is an impact investment firm that partners with communities to transform large-scale, underinvested commercial properties into vibrant destinations and local economic engines. As a double bottom line focused investor, 2HC proactively enhances assets, works with local stakeholders, and focuses on driving returns and positively impacting local communities. The 2HC team combines unique expertise in distressed and impact investing, urban development, asset repositioning, and capital markets to implement bespoke solutions that create value for stakeholders, drive sustainable growth, and enhance critical infrastructure.



As impact investors, 2HC leverages our talent and resources to drive economic, societal, and environmental benefits for all stakeholders across our business, its operations, and beyond. With a value-driven investment philosophy coupled with a culture of innovation, teamwork, and integrity, 2HC looks for highly motivated candidates from traditional and non-traditional backgrounds. We cultivate talent, providing growth opportunities through ongoing professional development at all stages of our team members careers. If you are inspired by revitalizing and redeveloping the built environment and are committed to strengthening communities, we encourage you to apply.



2HC is seeking a qualified candidate to join its Impact team for a paid internship. The Community Engagement Intern will support and report to the Vice President of Impact on special projects for the continued development, implementation, and measurement of our impact programs and workstreams. Activities will include research, data management, project management, and content creation. An ideal candidate is curious, self-motivated, proactive, an effective communicator, exercises good judgement, and committed to driving meaningful and measurable positive impact.



  • Conduct research on community engagement strategies, programs, and practices
  • Contribute to continued development and implementation of 2HC’s impact programs and initiatives
  • Participate in Impact team meetings and the preparation of deliverables
  • Draft content for use on 2HC’s website, social channels, and impact reports
  • Work on special projects, as needed
  • Assist other members of the 2HC team on special projects, as needed
  • Provide minimal administrative support, as needed



  • Demonstrated commitment to social impact, through professional and/or significant volunteer experience
  • Passionate about driving impact in communities
  • Exceptional research skills
  • Extremely organized with meticulous attention to detail and follow-through
  • Entrepreneurial, open mindset; self-starter – ability to work well alone and with others
  • Excellent communications skills to communicate cross-functionally and vertically through the organization as well as with key external stakeholders
  • Ability to work with a small and entrepreneurial professional staff; flexibility in supporting other team members and other functions as needed
  • Ability to handle confidential information with professionalism and discretion
  • Dedication to diversity, equity, and inclusion, as well as teamwork
  • Must have unrestricted work authorization in the United States



  • Pursuing accreditation or degree in related field(s), such as Real Estate, Urban Planning, Environmental Engineering, or Social Innovation

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