RFK Compass Investors Events & Marketing Internship


Program: RFK Compass Investors Program

Reporting to: Senior Manager, RFK Compass Investors Program

Part-Time, Non-Exempt

Location: Austin, Texas

Robert F. Kennedy (RFK) Human Rights seeks a Compass Investors Events & Marketing intern to join the Compass Investors Program as the team plans for their fall in-person conference in Miami, clean and manage their database, and as they continue to develop content and marketing collateral for the program. This internship will focus heavily on and help strengthen one’s event, database management, marketing/communications, and project management skills.

About the Compass Investors Program:

A core program within the Business and Human Rights pillar of RFK Human Rights, RFK Compass Investors seeks to inform investment decision-makers—pension plans, sovereign wealth funds, endowments, family offices, investment consultants, and fund managers—of the human rights issues to consider during their investment process of seeking superior, risk-adjusted returns. Investors in our network control close to $7 trillion in assets under management (AUM).

We work to create a robust network of investment industry leaders - social capitalists - who recognize that maximizing profits at all costs is a risk to their people, their profits, and the planet by educating, convening, and catalyzing them to act in support of a more just and equitable world. We advocate for actions that tackle the root causes of inequality that has formed the cornerstone of our current capitalist society through an approach that prioritizes:

  • Investments in business models, services and companies that drive wealth into communities and individuals from underrepresented racial minority groups and women.

  • Pathways to the C-suite, boards, and investment teams for underrepresented racial minorities and women especially in the private markets industry.

  • Economic and finance policies that are equitable, sustainable and profitable for people and the planet.

Internship Responsibilities:

Event Planning and Outreach - 40%

  • Assist with logistics and content development for the Miami in-person conference in October. This is including but is not limited to: outreach to investors, running and pulling reports, updating trackers in real time, helping with panel session research, and creating briefs/guides for each panel;

  • Call prospective attendees in our target list, including institutional investors, fund managers, and consultants in the RFK Compass investors network to invite them to the RFK Compass Investors events;

  • Follow up with all prospective attendees via phone and email once registration emails have been distributed to ensure they have received the invite, register for the event, provide final logistics information and re-confirm attendance;

  • Help maintain the registration links for the conference by checking the registration system for missing information from attendees, such as bios and photos on a weekly basis;

  • Support the team in the development of emailers to be distributed to invitees during the lead up to the conference as well as post-event mailers and key takeaways;

  • Assist with note-taking during the planning calls, virtual sessions, and external webinars

Research, Communications, and Marketing - 35%

  • Assist with researching topics of interest to investors and the business community as it relates to human rights especially under the themes of wages/workers rights, protecting civic space, and diversifying people and capital;

  • Create 1-2 page investor briefs for each of the thematic pillars. Briefs will include the issue, why the investment community should care, what the program is doing to address the issue, and how investors can get involved/tangible actions they can take now

  • Create weekly social media posts using Airtable that relate to the investment community and our thematic areas

  • Help to update and maintain the RFK Compass Investors website to ensure all relevant information about the program and events gets added to the site in a timely manner;

  • Support investor advocacy campaigns by managing investor sign ons;

  • Assist with researching prospective sponsors–their investment types, strategies, asset classes, initiatives etc;

  • Keep abreast of investor events and trends and send weekly updates to the team to use for campaigns, articles, session topics, and social media;

  • Maintain the Compass Content Hub, an internal-use only warehouse of articles/resources

Technology and Admin Support - 25%

  • Help update and maintain the Salesforce database and pull any necessary reports for invitee research; Help with the clean up of the Salesforce database including merging contacts and accounts, deleting duplicate accounts, and researching existing contacts to ensure their information is up to date;

  • Work closely with the Compass Outreach Fellow to maintain the list of Tier 1 investors and assist with outreach and follow up to these investors as needed;

  • Pull investor data and reports from external databases such as Preqin

  • Assist with other tasks and activities as needed.

  • You will work with all levels of the organization including the President/CEO, board of directors, and leadership team, while working closely with other colleagues.


  • Undergraduate student with experience and interest in planning/coordinating events; outreach/phone banking; marketing and communications; business and finance.

  • Interest in working in the non-profit or finance/business sectors;

  • Awareness and interest in current events and issues relating to human rights around the world;

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google Suite;

  • Ability to crunch numbers and utilize systems such as Microsoft Excel & Google Sheets;

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills;

  • Demonstrated research skills suitable for varied audiences;

  • Attention to detail, you’re able to scope out errors and willing to fix mistakes;

  • Time management, you have the ability to manage multiple tasks and projects at once;

  • Self-starter with the drive to propose and execute content pieces on their own;

  • Flexible, patient, and ability to stay gracious under pressure;

  • High level of integrity and discretion in handling confidential information;

  • Innovative thinking, an unwillingness to accept things as they are, and a strong work ethic are essential;

  • Teamwork, you are able to build positive relationships with your colleagues and are willing to help others;

  • Inclusive, you’re excited to work with people who have different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives from your own.

Preferred but not required qualifications:

  • Experience working with Salesforce, Zoom, and Hopin;

  • Experience with social media platforms and editing videos;

  • Experience working in conferences and other events with businesses and NGO leaders.

Availability and Compensation:

  • The application deadline is June 1, 2022

  • This internship may commence as early as June 20, 2022 and end as late as October 15, 2022, with a commitment of a minimum of 20 hours per week. Working hours must be between 9 am - 5:30 pm EST but interns can work in any time zone.

  • Interns will receive a $750 monthly stipend

How to Apply:

  • Submit your resume and cover letter to applications@rfkhumanrights.org with “Your Name + Events/Marketing Program Internship” in the subject heading. For example: “Jane Doe + Events/Marketing Program Internship”.

  • In your cover letter or email please include how you heard about this role and why you’re interested in this position.

No phone calls please. RFK Human Rights will contact qualified candidates directly.

Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights is an equal opportunity employer and believes we are stronger and more effective by working internally and externally with people of all abilities, diverse backgrounds, and a range of perspectives, particularly those who have historically been marginalized or underrepresented. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. We do not discriminate in our hiring practices and in order to build the strongest possible workforce, actively seek a diverse applicant pool.