Ryse Local Ventures LLC Business Intern (Summer 2024) Washington, DC · Full time

At Ryse Local Ventures LLC (RYSE), we stand at the forefront of economic justice consulting, dedicated to creating transformative change in BIPOC, low-asset, rural, and other traditionally marginalized communities. Our comprehensive suite of services for government agencies and nonprofits encompasses community economic development, strategic planning, evaluation, and small business capacity support. We are not just consultants; we are advocates, allies, and agents of change.


We are seeking a dynamic and motivated individual to join our team as a summer intern. The ideal candidate is passionate about advancing economic opportunity and social justice and can adequately deliver on the duties listed below.



  • Attend daily team meetings and contribute insights based on individual project/task deliverables
  • Integrate summer internship work into broader RYSE priorities in collaboration with team members


  • Prepare reports and presentations to communicate findings
  • Present recommendations to the Founder/CEO, advisors, team members, and other key stakeholders

Problem Solving

  • Proactively identify challenges and propose effective solutions
  • Contribute innovative ideas to enhance RYSE business priorities

Data Collection and Analysis

  • Assist in collecting and organizing data related to RYSE's priorities
  • Analyze and interpret data to identify trends, patterns, and insights relevant to RYSE's priorities


  • Passion for economic justice in at least one of the following key sectors: Capital, Climate, Education, Health, Housing, Workforce
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Work in person at the RYSE office in downtown Washington, D.C.
  • Proficient in data research and analysis methods
  • Strong analytical skills (qualitative and/or quantitative)

Desired Skills

  • Attention to detail: Ensure accuracy in documentation and analysis
  • Critical thinking: Approach challenges with a critical mindset
  • Communication skills: Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Intellectually curious: Demonstrated curiosity and eagerness to learn and explore new ideas
  • Task Execution: Effectiveness in following directions and executing tasked
  • Technology Familiarity: Familiarity with technology and office tools, like Google Drive, Microsoft Office

Employment Details

  • Start date: May 28, 2024
  • End date: August 2, 2024
  • Location: Washington, D.C.
  • Employment Type: W-2 employee

The Internship Experience

  • 10-week paid internship
  • Report directly to the Founder/CEO
  • Engage with RYSE advisors and other established practitioners
  • Be a part of an internship cohort at RYSE
  • Gain exposure across the many industries and sectors
  • Live and work in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area


$2,800 - $3,200 per month