I. Who We Are
Student Freedom Initiative, Inc. (SFI) is a nonprofit corporation formed under the laws of the State of Delaware and operated exclusively for charitable, educational, and scientific purposes. Our mission is to address the overwhelming student debt faced by all too many of the young men and women attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities ("HBCUs") - and ultimately other Minority-Serving Institutions ("MSI"). We are student centric, evidence-based and collaborative. We deliver a holistic solution to address the systemic problems associated with increasing social and economic mobility of students and increasing resilience and competitiveness of HBCUs. Our program is composed of four primary components: (1) income contingent alternative to traditional Parent Plus and Private loans, (2) Internships, (3) Tutoring, Mentoring, and other Services, and (4) targeted HBCU Capacity Building. These components are supported by partners, who provide subject matter expertise, in kind support and donated capital.
II. The Role
We are looking for an Intern to join our team. In this role, you will have responsibility for a wide range of tasks, including research, database management, administrative and correspondence work, and attendance at meetings. To do well in this role you must be a self-starter, detail-oriented, analytical, and possess strong written and oral communication skills.
If you are mission-oriented, collaborative, and thrive in highly collaborative, fast-paced environments, we would like to meet you. Detailed and timely communication is critical to the success of this role as well as the consistent execution of the responsibilities listed below.
III. What You Will Do
- Support daily operations of the organization that include, but are not limited to, correspondence drafting, knowledge and database management
- Liaise with Minority Serving Institution partners and contacts
- Conduct research and gather/analyze data
- Execute administrative processes such as data compiling/clean-up
- Assist in research for new and existing initiatives
- Assist with weekly priorities and projects
- Contribute to projects and follow through on expected deliverables
- Attend and contribute to team meetings, including working to set and achieve project timelines and deliverables
IV. Required Qualifications
- HBCU student currently enrolled in undergraduate program.
- Outstanding academic record, excellent organizational, interpersonal communication and written skills, strong quantitative and computer skills.
- Excellent computer skills including Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint
- Preference for, and experience in, working in a self-motivated way in a fast-paced environment, often coordinating quickly with decision makers.
- Preference for Washington, D.C./metropolitan area residence.
- Must be 18 years of age.
V. Hours and Compensation
- 20 hours/week, office hours are 9:00AM to 5:00PM ET
- $20.00 per hour
- Position is remote