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College for Social Innovation Associate Manager of Internships

College for Social Innovation Associate Manager of Internships


The Associate Manager of Internship Support is an ideal role for an emerging professional interested in developing a wide variety of professional skills in a growing organization. Semester-long internships at social impact organizations are the core of our experiential learning model and the Associate Manager of Internships plays a key role in their success by supporting both our college students, known as fellows, and their mentors at their internship site. Through analyzing feedback from both mentors and fellows, coaching to both fellows and mentors and when needed tapping the expertise of other staff, the Associate Manager supports the overall quality of the Semester in the City (SITC) experience. The Associate Manager focuses on delivering an excellent internship experience for the mentor and fellow and reports to Vicky Ajene, Senior Manager of Internships, and works closely with other program team members. The ideal candidate brings relationship-building skills, a collaborative spirit, the ability to work cross-functionally, and critical thinking to their work. 


Internship Support and Program Quality Assurance (75%)

  • Support a portfolio of host sites each semester to build relationships and provide on-site support and guidance to fellows and mentors. 
  • Provide coaching and support in a “real-time” manner to both fellows and mentors on a variety of topics including but not limited to time and project management, self-advocacy, communication in the workplace, and more.
  • Disseminate and analyze bi-weekly student and mentor surveys to identify best practices, issue areas, and trends across the internship program.
  • Provide one-on-one coaching and support to fellows at all assigned portfolio sites. 
  • Collaborate with other members of the program team to assess student issues and provide coordinated support.


Program and Classroom Support (25%)

  • Support the delivery of workshops during academic classes as they relate to the internship experience and career development.
  • As a member of the program team share and respond to feedback and observations of the student internship experience; participate in team meetings.
  • Collaborate on events that cultivate our host organization learning community and train mentors 
  • Other program and project support as needed.


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:

  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to connect with a wide range of people
  • Interest and experience in coaching and supporting students with a problem-solving and customer service orientation
  • A team player, who can relate and operate effectively with peers and other associates within a collegial, yet demanding, work environment
  • Strong organizational skills and excellent with details and follow-up
  • Bachelor’s degree and/or two or more years of relevant experience with relationship building, academic or workforce coaching/advising, and systems development
  • Experience with Salesforce, Signal Vine, or the Canvas learning platform a plus


  • Salary range: $40,000-$48,000 annually commensurate with experience
  • Health benefits with 80% covered by CFSI and 20% covered by the employee
  • Telecommunications (cell phone and/or internet) reimbursement (up to $100/month)
  • Commuting reimbursement of up to $45 per month
  • 21 vacation/personal days plus 13 organizational holiday days per year
  • Access to regular and ongoing feedback and professional development opportunities internally and the ability to leverage organizational resources to seek additional development opportunities externally


Does This Sound Like You? Apply!

We are looking to fill this role to start in early January. Please submit a cover letter to Edith Buhs, Chief Program Officer, letting her know how you will be a great addition to our team and how your experience matches our needs. Include an updated resume or LinkedIn profile. We will consider applicants on a rolling basis. You can submit all of your materials here. If you have any questions please contact jennifer.eliezer@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 has grown from a pilot cohort of 14 students in Fall 2016 to ~80 students from 13 colleges and universities in Spring 2022. Overall we have enrolled 385 students and achieved strong initial results. We are now adding additional college partners and 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 few years, we look to create a nationally recognized curriculum and instructional delivery model that generates strong results while growing to serve 300+ students per year and piloting 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. 



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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The Role

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