Manager of Internships

Job Type

Full Time




89 South Street
Suite 407
United States



Reporting to the Chief Program Officer, the Program Manager for Internships will play an essential role in delivering upon the cornerstone of our model by sourcing, selecting and supporting excellent internships with Boston’s leading social sector organizations.  The ideal candidate will bring superior relationship building skills in order to effectively support students and social sector partners. This individual will also possess an interest in designing and delivering programmatic content for fellows in our program. Supporting approximately 40 to 50 fellows per semester, the Program Manager for Internships will play a critical role in identifying and securing relevant and interesting internships across a diverse spectrum of mission areas throughout the city of Boston. This position will play an integral role on the Program Team, working closely with the Chief Program Officer and the Program Manager for Student Experience to deliver a well-rounded, exceptional fellowship experience.


Internship Cultivation, Matching and Student Support

  • Oversee the host organization recruitment cultivation and application processes; while working to build a strategic and diverse pipeline of host organizations across the city of Boston and eventually beyond
  • Manage the host organization and fellow matching processes each semester with an eye towards building scalable systems for a growing organization
  • Lead in the design and implementation of a day-long mentor training for all new and veteran participants in the program
  • Develop and lead a learning community for mentors to build networks, identify resources and leverage support from peers
  • Work closely with the Chief Program Officer and the Program Manager for Student Support to provide ongoing coaching and mentorship to Social Innovation Fellows in their internships; facilitate an internship site visit with the host organization and fellow at least once per semester
  • Build and implement a systematic process for soliciting feedback from fellows and mentors on a weekly basis to ensure a best-in-class experience for all

Academic Programming and Facilitation

  • Work closely with the program team to design and implement workshops for fellows specifically as they relate to the internship experience and career planning and development; play a lead role as teacher and facilitator in the “Becoming a Problem-Solver” seminar
  • Serve as a key member of the program team to share and respond to feedback and observations of the student internship experience; participate in weekly program team meetings and quarterly retreats
  • Identify resources and implement programming as necessary based on the identification of both individualized and collective student support needs


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:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and 3+ years of overall professional experience; graduate degree in a relevant area as well as experience working with social sector organizations and/or student support/coaching is a plus
  • Strategic relationship-builder with outstanding communication skills
  • Proficiency in coaching and supporting students with a solution and customer service orientation
  • Interest in workshop design, facilitation and delivery
  • Strong organizational skills, excellent with details and follow-up
  • 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
  • An individual who is able to handle a variety of constituencies, manage multiple tasks simultaneously and thrive in a complex environment with multiple priorities



  • Salary commensurate with experience;
  • Health benefits with 80% covered by CfSI and 20% covered by the employee;
  • MBTA MonthlyLink bus and subway pass (valued at $83/month);
  • Cell phone reimbursement (valued at up to $80/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.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply