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Internships Coordinator Job Description

Internships Coordinator Job Description


Reporting to the Manager of Internships, the Internships Coordinator will be a key member of the team advancing College for Social Innovation’s internships program. This role will focus on recruitment of host organizations and retention of host organizations, as well as supporting the experience of current students enrolled in the Semester in the City (SITC) program. The ideal candidate has an interest in building relationships, supporting college students and creating scalable systems to support current and future hosts. This is an ideal role for an emerging professional interested in developing a wide variety of core professional skills in a growing organization.


Host Organization Recruitment & Enrollment (60%)

  • Coordinate the operations of the host organization recruitment and enrollment cycles twice per year.
  • Support Manager of Internships in creation of host organization recruitment and marketing materials for each cycle.
  • Coordinate logistics of host organization enrollment and match notification process.
  • Host recruitment events such as information sessions, application support sessions, and networking events to cultivate new partnerships.
  • Research and generate leads into relevant sectors to generate a robust pool of potential internship placements.
  • Provide technical support for past hosts and applications during the reapplication process.
  • Attend community events and other networking opportunities to raise the profile of CFSI’s internship opportunities. 
  • Refine systems of data collection and analysis to aid in host organization recruitment efforts.

Operational Support & Program Quality Assurance (20%)

  • Coordinate logistics of mentor onboarding and other start of semester internship events. 
  • Collaborate with the internships team to create scalable support systems and resources for fellows and mentors. 
  • Coordinate logistics and audit completion of internships related fellow deliverables (e.g., timesheets, bi-weekly check-ins, assignments, etc.).
  • Audit and coordinate process for collection of mentor deliverables.
  • Provide group facilitation support for internships related course content. 

Internship Site and Student Support (20%)

  • Maintain a support portfolio of 5-10 host organizations each semester.
  • Triage information and follow-up from collected mentor feedback of assigned sites.
  • Provide individualized and coordinated support for fellows at assigned host sites.
  • Collaborate with members of the internships team and broader program team to support coordinated intervention efforts for fellows. 
  • Coordinate site visits for assigned host organizations.


There are innumerable ways to learn, grow and excel professionally. We know people gain skills through a variety of professional, personal, educational, and volunteer experiences. We respect this when we review applications and take a broad look at the experience of each applicant. We want to get to know you and the unique strengths you will bring to the work. This said, we are most likely to be interested in your candidacy if you can demonstrate the majority of the qualifications and experiences listed below:

  • Ability to handle a variety of constituencies and organizational relationships, manage multiple tasks simultaneously and thrive in an environment with multiple priorities;
  • Strong interpersonal and persuasive communication skills with the ability to connect with a wide range of people;
  • Relevant experience with operations, recruitment and/or systems building;
  • Interest and experience in coaching and supporting students with a solution and customer service orientation;
  • Ability to quickly adapt to and be comfortable with new technologies; Salesforce experience a plus
  • Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people; A team player, who can relate and operate effectively with peers and other associates within a collegial, yet demanding, work environment;
  • Embody CFSI’s core values of an optimistic mindset, curiosity, teamwork, purposeful effort, kindness, and generosity,


  • Salary commensurate with experience, between $38,000 and $42,000
  • Health benefits with 80% covered by CFSI and 20% covered by the employee
  • Commuting Reimbursements (up to $45/month)
  • Telecommunications reimbursement (up to $100/month)
  • 21 vacation/personal days plus 13 organizational holiday days per year
  • Access to regular and ongoing feedback and professional development opportunities internally and ability to leverage organizational resources to seek additional development opportunities externally


Does This Sound Like You? Apply!

Please submit a Cover Letter and Resume addressed to Ellie Carver, Manager of Internships. We will consider applicants on a rolling basis. 

If you have any questions please contact info@collegeforsocialinnovation.org

College for Social Innovation (CFSI) brings together colleges and social sector organizations to create fully-credited experiential learning opportunities that are meaningful, accessible, and life-changing. Our college students, referred to as Social Innovation Fellows, build skills, a digital portfolio, and a professional network that helps to position them to become the next generation of problem solvers for humanity’s tough challenges. Students are placed in a semester-long internship (400 hours) and also take skill-building and reflection classes twice a week as part of a diverse “Semester in the City” cohort.

College for Social Innovation is now completing a two-year pilot of its Semester in the City program, having enrolled almost 100 students from six colleges and universities and achieved strong initial results. We are looking to further build an innovative and unique educational experience that can add value for students and their home colleges while building a bigger, better, and more diverse talent pipeline for the social sector.

In the next three to five years, we look to create a nationally recognized curriculum and instructional delivery model that generates strong results while growing to serve 350+ students per year and preparing for potential growth beyond Boston. Ultimately, we aim to build a movement to make it common for millions of college students -- representing the full diversity of the nation -- to gain access to careers in the fast-growing social sector. During their Semester in the City, Fellows participate in well-structured and academically-accredited internships where they learn from real-world experiences, build relationships with mentors, and build personal, professional and academic skills.


College for Social Innovation is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, height, weight, or marital status in employment or the provision of services. National Service Alumni (i.e. Military, AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, etc.) are strongly encouraged to apply.

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