Corning Incorporated Finance Intern, Corning Foundation in Corning, New York

Finance Intern, Corning Foundation

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Date: Feb 13, 2019

Location: Corning, NY, US, 14830

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 36094

Corning is one of the world’s leading innovators in materials science. For more than 160 years, Corning has applied its unparalleled expertise in specialty glass, ceramics, and optical physics to develop products that have created new industries and transformed people’s lives.

Corning succeeds through sustained investment in R&D, a unique combination of material and process innovation, and close collaboration with customers to solve tough technology challenges.

Responsibilities Overview of the Corning Incorporated Foundation Corning Incorporated Foundation:

Through its focus on education, human services, culture, and volunteerism – collaborates with non-profit organizations to foster and sustain vibrant communities. Corning Incorporated Foundation uses three distinct platforms (listed below) to enhance and support vibrant Corning communities. They combine to reflect the Foundation’s approach of leadership and collaboration toward its vision of enriching and engaging communities.

  • Direct Grants: Direct cash grants make up the majority of Foundation giving. The Foundation has specific guidelines to keep grants focused on the theme categories of education, human services, and culture.

  • Matching Gifts: The Foundation also supports Corning employees’ philanthropic spirit by matching their donations to eligible non-profit organizations through the Employee Matching Gifts Program.

  • Volunteerism: Volunteers demonstrating their passion for the public good are also critical to the Foundation’s vision. The Dollars for Doers Program gives cash grants to non-profit organizations based on the amount of volunteer time performed by Corning employees. In addition, the Foundation administers the Excellence in Volunteerism program that recognizes extraordinary commitment to the community.

Summer Intern Projects Project 1:

Take ownership of collaboration and administration updates with non-profit partners at the Foundation.

Tasks include:

  • Write and mail a letter to all Employee Program grantees (approximately 1200) that features the new framework and emphasis on volunteerism. It should highlight the Dollars for Doers program, Volunteer Opportunities listings, and the process and tools to support the on-line submissions. It should also ask for new/updated contact information.

  • Follow up with all grantee partners receiving the letter and ensure contact information is obtained and correct.

  • Update and add partner non-profit organizations to the Volunteer Opportunities listings on the website.

  • Input all Employee Programs and Direct Grant grantees into GuideStar Charity Check database (approximately 1000 grantees).

Project 2:

Coordinate a volunteer fair at Corning business locations in the Corning Valley. (Headquarters, Sullivan Park perhaps ZV, Erwin Plant)

Project 3:

Support the development of standard operating procedures (SOPs) of the Blackbaud Volunteering (BBV) and Blackbaud Grant Making (BBGM) at the Foundation.

Tasks include:

  • Test written standard operating procedures (SOPs).

  • Create test cases on grant platforms (Gifts On-line and AngelPoints) to look for inconsistencies or errors.

  • Ensure all SOPs are in the same format and contain all relevant information.

Project 4:

Research, write and implement a brief on-line employee survey on volunteerism in community, use and knowledge of Employee Programs and employee satisfaction. The goals is to get a baseline on employee volunteerism and make linkages between volunteerism and employee satisfaction.

Other tasks:

  • Research philanthropic associations and create a directory of associations.

  • Write tips and hints document for Employee Programs on-line submissions.

  • Support Employee Programs administration.

  • Update information in the Foundation historical spreadsheet.

Position Qualifications General Requirements :

  • Enrolled in an undergraduate program

  • Minimum GPA of 3.5

  • Desire to work with non-profit organizations

  • Available for at least 6 weeks during the summer

Required Years/Areas of Experience

  • No professional experience required

Technical Skills :

  • Strong computer skills; proficiency in Word, PowerPoint and Excel

  • Excellent communication skills (writing and phone)

  • Quality customer service skills


  • Experience with non-profit organizations

  • Attention to detail, accuracy, process-oriented and organized

  • Ability to work independently

  • Drive towards continuous process/product improve

  • Inquisitive and curious

Desired Soft Skills

  • Partnership, collaboration, & influence

  • Demonstrated collaborative and business partnership approach

  • Actively listens

  • Comfortable challenging supplied inputs and questioning existing processes

  • Customer service

  • Monitor, maintain and improve systems to proactively meet customer needs and provide added value

  • Ability to manage multiple priorities, meet deadlines, work proactively and independently

  • Talent development

  • Personally driven and self-aware

  • Adaptability

  • Drive for results

  • Monitor, maintain and improve systems to support continuous improvement to drive efficiency, effectiveness and compliance

  • Analytical & strategic thinking skills

  • Problem solving and strategic thinking skills

We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, or veteran status or any other legally protected status.

Nearest Major Market: Corning

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