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JFF Summer Internship Program (Apply by Friday, January 21st - 8 pm EST)

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About JFF: 

JFF is a national nonprofit that drives transformation in the American workforce and education systems. For nearly 40 years, JFF has led the way in designing innovative and scalable solutions that create access to economic advancement for all. Learn more about JFF and join us as we build a future that works. 

JFF is deeply committed to providing access to enriching work-based learning experiences through its 2022 Internship Program. The summer internship program will provide a cohort of highly motivated interns with an opportunity to contribute to JFF’s work, develop valuable skills, and work in an equity-centered, innovative, and mission-driven environment. 

 

Program Details 

Over the course of the program, interns will gain exposure to JFF’s bold, transformative programs and operations. They will work under the guidance of team members on high-impact projects in specific JFF departments. 

Interns will receive a thorough onboarding to JFF’s culture and programmatic areas, participate in workshops to build critical leadership and professional skills, and take part in additional events for professional development and networking opportunities. They will also be paired with a JFF mentors who will support their internship experiences. At the end of the experience, the interns will present summaries of their projects to members of the JFF community, sharing reflections on the impact of the initiatives they worked on and discussing what they learned during the internship program.  

 

Summer Internship Positions  

Below are overviews of each open internship position, followed by application instructions. We look forward to hearing from you! 

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Development  

The Development intern will assist the Development team in day-to-day activities that support the pursuit and stewardship of funders. Functions of this role will include conducting prospect research, data entry and reporting in Salesforce, assisting with the proposal development process, updating boilerplate language describing JFF, and assisting with acknowledgments and reporting to funders. The intern should be organized, detail orientated, and proficient in data entry and conducting basic research. Interest in understanding the fundraising ecosystem and nonprofit management and administration is a plus.  

 

Marketing and Communications: Editorial 

The editorial intern will assist the Communications team with developing digital marketing content, including emails, press releases, and web copy. The intern will also edit JFF content, including blogs, and partner with the editorial manager and other editors to assist with longer-form pieces. Skill development includes professional proofreading and editing, fact-checking, and copywriting. 

 

Marketing Communications: MarComm Digital  

The intern will support the Digital team with the production of assets for publishing on websites, email, and social media. This will include the design and creation of content, the layout and design of web pages, the administration of content on new web pages, and assessment of the performance of web pages. The intern will have an opportunity to collaborate with the email and social media team on content production, implementation, and performance. There will also be an opportunity to produce performance metrics, assemble them in reports, and consult on those metrics in presentations to the team. 

 

Marketing and Communications: JFF Convenings  

The intern will play an important role to support the work of key JFF convenings and initiatives, including Horizons, Guided Career Pathways, and Talent of Tomorrow Fellowship. The intern will contribute to a variety of activities such as generating videos for social and digital promotions, assisting in planning social media campaigns, and supporting funder research to develop press materials. The intern will also have an opportunity to help create promotional materials for fundraising, project manage various campaigns, and attend team meetings project kick-off meetings. 

 

People & Culture 

The intern will support the talent acquisition and HR administration work of the People & Culture function at JFF. The intern will work with search managers to assist with job postings, candidate communications, and updating of templates as needed. There will be opportunities to contribute to the team’s work around updating policies, knowledge management and critical people data analysis. In addition, the intern will have an opportunity to provide support with key administrative duties of the internship program. This is a great opportunity for someone who wants to develop core project management skills and has interest in talent and operations work. 

 

Finance  

The intern will support the Finance team’s efforts in the FY23 budget kickoff process for our growing, entrepreneurial organization as well as support the quarterly deep dive review with Program teams. The intern will also support the collection and analysis of staff feedback surveys from meetings/trainings in attempts to improve satisfaction. The intern will have opportunities to present data to help the team make data-driven decisions around training and other efforts. Other opportunities will include communication with key staff across the organization to collect information in a timely manner and follow-up with staff members on pending items such as timesheets and invoice approvals. 

 

Executive Office  

The intern will collaborate closely with the chief of staff and executive office team on special projects and strategic engagements work. Functions of this role may include conducting research, synthesizing insights and trends, crafting talking points, and developing strategic engagement strategies. Projects will require experience in and/or knowledge of federal policy, government, and strategic communications. 

 

Strategy, Growth, Innovation, and Impact (SG21) (2)  

The SG2I interns will support specific strategy, growth, and innovation efforts that are emerging from JFF’s new strategic priorities (worker & learner opportunity, career and education navigation, quality and efficacy, integration of learning and work, and strong regional economies). Each intern will support 1-2 growth/innovation priorities in concert with program leadership (Program Vice Presidents and Senior Vice Presidents). Potential projects may include partnership research, growth plan, business model analysis, and competitive analysis. Interns will have an opportunity to conduct qualitative and quantitative analysis, develop brief reports, and contribute to market/landscape research analysis. 

 

Inclusive Regional Economic Development (IRED)  

The intern will be a key member of an array of Inclusive Regional Economic Development projects. The intern will support several research, planning, and analysis projects, with opportunities to conduct policy landscape scans, write policy briefs, provide project management support, and support meeting logistics. The intern may also provide support by coordinating regular team meetings, taking notes, and reviewing and updating project plans. Interest in intersegmental policy and cross-team collaboration is a plus. 

 

Labs: Career Navigation Team  

The intern will co-develop research questions with the Career Navigation team @ Labs to better understand the user experience and/or impact of their tech product, MyBestBets. The intern should be proficient (and/or want to strengthen) their data synthesis, analysis, and visualization skills to tell a story of learning and impact. Interest in understanding how to better support young people to and through postsecondary pathways that lead to credentials of value and family-sustaining careers is a plus.  

 

Labs: Corporate Leadership  

The intern will be a contributing member of the Corporate Action Platform team, helping to determine standards and benchmarks. The intern will assist with day-to-day project management, which will include creating workplans, managing workflow, and monitoring deliverables to keep teams on track. There will be opportunities to assist with the drafting of blog posts or other written products through compiling news reports and other updates related to human resources and corporate practice changes for supporting events and meetings and to assist with the drafting of blog posts or other written products. The intern will also support and develop skills in project coordination, marketing and outreach planning, and the use of CRM and other technology tools. 

 

Labs: Data Services 

The intern will contribute to the Data Services LEAD Forward Program and the team’s goal of establishing an impact data ecosystem for workforce and education systems to achieve equitable economic advancement for all. The intern will also conduct data analysis on information collected from the initial Data Inventory to help with understanding internal program needs and usage of data across different JFF units/teams. The intern will support JFF’s work towards improved and efficient data collection, management, and usage. In addition, the intern will assist the team in developing a Knowledge Management tool/graph to track and manage the Data Inventory. 

 

Labs: ETF  

The intern will support efforts to conduct due diligence on potential investments. The intern will play an important role in daily operations, such as market research, competitive analysis, and strategy development. There will also be an opportunity to “go deep” in a specific workforce technology area and then compile a report and presentation to craft pitches. This is a hands-on opportunity for an individual with an interest in investment analysis and social impact investing to make critical contributions. 

 

Labs: Impact Employer Model  

The intern will be a contributing member to the advancement of the Impact Employer Model through strategic research and insights discovery. The intern will assist with day-to-day project management tasks, including creating workplans, managing workflow, and monitoring deliverables to keep teams on track. The intern will also have opportunities to support events and meetings as well as contribute to the drafting of blog posts and other written products. 

 

Labs: Racial Economic Equity  

The intern will play an integral role on 1 - 3 ongoing racial economic equity initiatives across the organization. One initiative will provide the intern with an opportunity to support the Corporate Leadership team in managing an Action Collaborative of 6-10 F500 companies interested in reviewing and strengthening their internal mobility pathways for Black employees. The intern will conduct research to collect existing best practices, support meeting planning, take notes and share takeaways, and contribute to writing blog posts and a final report documenting the collaborative's process and recommendations. There may be other opportunities to partner with the Research Unit for desk research and data synthesis along with field interviews with community college leaders in helping to understand promising practices for diversifying programs of study. Additional opportunities may include supporting the planning of convenings, conducting policy audits, and holding focus groups. 

 

LabsX  

The intern will support one of the team’s core function areas by providing Market Scan research and analysis. This will include conducting research on start-ups, programs, and companies within a certain target area and assisting with interviews, data analysis and written drafts. The intern will also have an opportunity to contribute to the Digital Transformation strategy through research of innovative solutions, synthesis of survey data, resource analysis, and playbook and collateral development. 

 

Labs + Work Unit: Workforce Transformation Accelerator  

The intern will support the launch of the Work Unit’s new Workforce Board facing suite of programs: the Workforce Transformation Accelerator (WTA). The intern will lead the design of diagnostic intake forms for workforce boards seeking to participate in the WTA’s “Community of Action”, assist with the selection process, and manage administrative tasks related to the processing and enrollment of selected workforce boards. There may be an opportunity to assist with the planning of the first “Discovery and Design Day” as part of the early phase of the WTA. The intern’s final project will be an analysis of the diagnostic intake forms to share the profiles of the applying and participating workforce boards, as well as any other themes or trends that emerge from those surveys. 

 

Learning Unit: Guided Career Pathway  

The intern will support the Guided Career Pathways work. The intern will support the creation and design of materials for Guided Career Pathways including support for the website, promotion materials, presentations, and other technical assistance deliverables. In addition, the intern will take part in team meetings and knowledge creation activities. There will be opportunities for research, planning, writing, and editing in support of other Learning Unit projects. 

 

Policy and Advocacy (2)  

The interns will play a key research role for two grant projects. For the Hilton Opportunity Youth project where the Hilton Foundation is funding JFF’s policy campaign to increase investments in and workforce outcomes of opportunity youth, the intern will assist the Policy Unit in conducting exploratory research to examine the need for a new social contract for workers as a result of the economic changes brought on by the pandemic and the anticipated changes in the future of work. For the State Policy Research/Outreach, the intern will assist in building our understanding of state policy activities relevant to our issue areas. Through support of both grants, the interns may have the opportunity to conduct research, literature reviews, draft external communications, support external convenings, and draft briefs. 

 

Policy and Advocacy: Financing the Future  

The intern will play a key role in supporting Financing the Future’s projects across functions, including communications, research, and policy. The intern will have opportunities to engage on a number of projects, including drafting state policy briefs on how states can design and implement programs, compiling information on the actors and products in the innovative finance market, identifying research publications on outcomes-based student finance, supporting quarterly funder roundtables and convenings, and drafting blog posts related to the initiative. 

 

Research and Analytics  

The intern will contribute to the team’s ongoing research and evaluation projects. The intern will have an opportunity to conduct topical research, develop a literature review, and/or explore federal and state longitudinal databases to identify data sets for future research. The internship will provide an opportunity to observe and engage in applied research and evaluation activities and will culminate in a final product such as a brief or a presentation. This internship would be an ideal opportunity for a graduate student who is in the planning stages of the dissertation to explore datasets and prior research to develop a dissertation topic in the area of education or workforce development. 

 

Work Unit: Center for Apprenticeship and Work-Based Learning  

The intern will contribute to the coordination and implementation of data collection and analysis activities that support the mission of the Center for Apprenticeship and Work-Based Learning (CAWBL). The intern will manage the process for data gathering and entry into the CAWBL database, help design new applications and maintain databases (including an integrated, cloud-based management software solution), and help track and analyze apprentice data. The intern will also provide data access and support to end users, maintain confidential apprentice records, and prepare reports to communicate data trends, patterns, and predictions. 

 

Work Unit: Rapid IT Training and Employment (RITEI) Initiative  

The intern will play a key role in supporting the day-to-day project management of JFF’s RITEI initiative, a US Department of Labor-funded initiative to support “on-ramps” to middle and high skill roles in the technology sector through training that ensures individuals can receive credentials. The intern will create weekly reports towards grant outcomes, draft and contribute to quarterly reports, and work in collaboration with the RITEI Proof of Concept team. The intern will have an opportunity to support data collection, data analysis, and process improvement. In addition, the intern will take part in team meetings and external meetings with partners and sites implementing the model. 

 

 

How to Join the Team: 

Interested applicants must be available full-time (32 to 40 hours per week), Monday through Friday, for 11 weeks, beginning Tuesday, May 31st and ending Friday, August 12. Interns will work remotely for the summer of 2022, and they must have internet access at their chosen place of work. JFF may provide a company-owned laptop for the duration of the internship program if needed. 

 

Qualifications: 

  • You have a high school diploma or equivalent 
  • You are passionate about JFF’s mission and social justice 
  • You are collaborative and have an ability to work flexibly as a part of a team 
  • You have strong organizational skills and demonstrate an attention to detail 
  • You thrive in a diverse, results-oriented environment 
  • You contribute to cultures that embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion 
  • You are curious and bring a willingness to take in new information, perspectives, and data to inform your work 
  • You demonstrate a learning orientation and a desire to continually improve in your work 

 

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at JFF: 

JFF is committed to sustaining a diverse community with a work environment that is welcoming, respectful, and encouraging to all. JFF fosters a culture of inclusion that celebrates and cultivates diversity along multiple dimensions, including race, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, national origin, socioeconomic status, religion, ability, culture, and experience.  

 

To Apply: 

Your application must include your resume and answers to each of the pre-screening questions in 200 words or less. All intern candidates will receive communication from JFF no later than Friday, February 4th.  

 

Selected candidates will be invited to an initial phone interview with a member of JFF’s People and Culture Team and to meet with members of the hiring team as a potential second step in the interview process. After interviews, selected intern candidates will be matched to projects based on candidates’ experience, skills, and interests. JFF will share hiring decisions with candidates by Friday, March 11th. 

 

JFF offers interns a competitive hourly pay rate commensurate with skills and experience.  

 

Positions at JFF are not eligible for employer-visa sponsorship or open to F-1 student visa holders. 

About JFF: 

JFF is a national nonprofit that drives transformation in the American workforce and education systems. For nearly 40 years, JFF has led the way in designing innovative and scalable solutions that create access to economic…

Details at a Glance

  • Start Date
    May 31, 2022
  • End Date
    August 12, 2022
  • Application Deadline
    January 21, 2022
  • Payment
    Hourly
  • Hours Per Week
    40

How to Apply

Your application must include your resume and answers to each of the pre-screening questions in 200 words or less. All intern candidates will receive communication from JFF no later than Friday, February 4th.  

 

Selected candidates will be invited to an initial phone interview with a member of JFF’s People and Culture Team and to meet with members of the hiring team as a potential second step in the interview process. After interviews, selected intern candidates will be matched to projects based on candidates’ experience, skills, and interests. JFF will share hiring decisions with candidates by Friday, March 11th. 

 

Your application must include your resume and answers to each of the pre-screening questions in 200 words or less. All intern candidates will receive communication from JFF no…

Location

Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
88 Broad Street, Boston, MA 02110, United States
8th Floor

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