Internship with The College Board’s Access to Opportunity program

Access to Opportunity Internship

Job ID:  AL20170703-43280 Description:

ABOUT THE COLLEGE BOARD

The College Board is a mission-driven not-for-profit organization that connects students to college success and opportunity. Each year, the College Board helps more than seven million students prepare for a successful transition to college through programs and services in college readiness and college success — including the SAT and the Advanced Placement Program.

We are committed to increasing the number of students who earn a college degree and are prepared to succeed in the 21st century. Today’s College Board works with middle schools, high schools, community colleges, four-year colleges, policymakers and state education agencies to achieve this mission. Each year, the College Board helps more than seven million students prepare for a successful transition to college through programs and services in college readiness and college success — including the SAT® and the Advanced Placement Program®. The organization also serves the education community through research and advocacy on behalf of students, educators schools. www.collegeboard.org

INTERNSHIP OVERVIEW

The College Board’s Internship Program is an exciting chance to develop new skills while contributing to an organization that is committed to the transformation of education in America through college readiness for all students.

The Internship Program presents a unique opportunity to highly talented students who wish to develop strengths in core skills, and to obtain real-world work experience. The College Board is committed to our Internship Program and ensures that each student receives mentoring, experiences a variety of assignments that allow for collaboration with diverse groups across the organization, and focuses on defined deliverables.

  • Internship based out of our New York City headquarters
  • 8 – 12 week program
  • Paid internship (hourly rate)
  • 20 – 40 hour work week, depending on specific position

FEATURED INTERNSHIP AREA

The College Board’s Access to Opportunity program is designed to identify and break down barriers that prevent – particularly low-income, first-generation, rural, African American, Latino, and Native American students – from taking challenging course work and applying to, enrolling in, and succeeding in colleges that are the best academic, social, and financial fit.  Our mission is to help all students make the most of the opportunities they’ve earned.  The Access to Opportunity Department seeks an intern to engage in a variety of projects and campaigns including student and counselor outreach.  The responsibilities would include but not limited to the following:

–        Assist in building the concept and provide market analysis for a campaign designed to target students who are the first in their respective families to attend college, as well as the organizations and constituents that support those students.

–        Support the creation of a toolkit designed to target students and their families in the college planning process.

–        Support the efforts of the SMS texting pilot and virtual advising campaign targeting students.  Assist in the process of content development.

–        Participate in the work associated with our Annual Fall mailing.   Assist content experts to define / refine the mailing components.  Support the development of corresponding counselor treatments as well as post-campaign analysis.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • You must be a current Junior or rising Senior enrolled in a full-time Bachelor’s or Graduate degree program
  • Minimum 3.0 G.P.A
  • Prior internship experience required
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office productivity tools (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook)
  • Desire to learn, explore and be challenged outside of comfort zone
  • Interest in working for a mission-oriented, not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving education
  • Committed to working the entire agreed upon internship period


APPLY

If you are interested in an Internship at the College Board and you meet our qualifications, please apply by visiting our Careers page at www.collegeboard.org/careers. No phone calls will be accepted. All resumes must have G.P.A and expected graduation dates.

The College Board is committed to diversity in the workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The College Board participates in E-Verify, a service of DHS and SSA, where required.

Requirements:

Desired Travel None
Areas of Expertise Administrative Support
Highest Level of Education High School Degree
Job Type Internship
Location New York, NY
Years of Relevant Experience 0-1

 

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