2020 Internship Program

Internship Overview: 

Do you have a passion for improving the lives of young people? Are you interested in being a part of an organization that prioritizes youth voice?  

America’s Promise Alliance is excited to announce its summer internship program. For over 20 years, America’s Promise has dedicated its resources to understanding the challenges faced by youth. We are committed to creating an equitable environment for America’s young people to flourish and accomplish their dreams.  

The America’s Promise internship program is for students interested in helping to create the conditions for success for all young people and who want to work as part of a team committed to that goal. The program is designed for young people who are interested in learning from the different departments that play a vital role in carrying out the Alliance’s mission.  

We will provide a variety of opportunities for interns to develop skills and insights about the day-to-day of a national non-profit organization such as: contributing to reports and newsletters, supporting website updates, and other avenues for highlighting the Alliance’s work, attending meetings and presentations with partners, learning from Alliance leaders. Interested interns may also have the opportunity to participate in running business operations including IT, accounting, and human resources. 

Interns will be integral members of our team. They will work closely with designated America’s Promise staff to develop and execute substantive projects that will advance the organization’s goals and Five Promises.  

Interns will work on one of four teams. While some job responsibilities will be general, others will be specific to the team. Those responsibilities are listed below. Cover letters should indicate which team is preferred. If there is no preference, please state that clearly.  

  • Office of the President 

  • Communications/Digital 

  • Finance/Administration 

  • Strategic Initiatives and Partnerships 

Internships are paid positions. Academic credit can be arranged through the intern’s sponsoring institution.

Qualifications

  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to successfully work with others in a team environment and to resolve problems
  • Strong writing, research, and communication skills
  • Self-motivated and detailed-oriented with good organizational and multi-tasking skills
  • Have an understanding of youth development challenges and a commitment to the mission and goals of America’s Promise Alliance 
  • Commitment to equity
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and other Microsoft Office applications

Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

All interns will contribute to general office duties, attend all-staff meetings, and attend learning opportunities as a cohort. Because many of our teams are cross-functional, interns will likely work together on various projects.  

Strategic Initiatives and Partnerships: 

  • Attend events related to our campaigns and the Five Promises in to share learnings 

  • Support Alliance Engagement efforts through meetings, phone calls, and scheduling 

  • Research and collate information for monthly newsletters and campaign communications 

  • Support Salesforce development and organization 

  • Assist with webinar development and promotion 

  • Support with special projects that contribute to campaign efforts 

Communications: 

  • Produce blog post, articles, and other written materials 

  • Research promising practices to help identify potential best practices, policies, and places to highlight in blog posts, newsletters, and webinars 

  • Research stakeholders and develop outreach plans for key audiences 

  • Compile data for monthly metrics reports 

  • Assist with compiling content for social media 

Office of the President:  

  • Organize travel arrangements 

  • Draft meeting minutes, prepare reports and presentations 

  • Receive, sort and distribute incoming mail 

  • Maintain confidential documents and filing systems 

  • Update and maintain electronic contact lists 

  • Assist with event and meeting planning and implementation

 

Finance/Administration:

  • Help manage contracts, as well as project budgets and grant funding

  • Assist with accounting processes including managing and tracking outgoing and incoming payments 

  • Support other special projects that could relate to human resources, facilities/space management, etc. 

General Information:

Internships may last the duration of the academic semester, or the duration of the summer, and are paid. Interns may receive academic credit if an agreement is made between the Human Resources Department and the interns’ college or university. 

How to apply:

Candidates must submit a resume and cover letter to: [email protected]

Deadline:

Rolling application.

America’s Promise Alliance actively seeks national service members and welcomes diversity of all types on the America’s Promise Team, and are committed to an inclusive environment that allows all team members to thrive.