- Washington, DC, USA
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 vision is to reduce the wealth gap through the lens of education. We focus on the young men and women attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities ("HBCUs") - and ultimately other Minority Serving Institutions ("MSIs"). We are student centric and evidence-based; we deliver a holistic solution to address the systemic problems resulting from the trapping of poverty that contribute to wealth gap. Our program is composed of four pillars: (1) Alternative to traditional Parent PLUS loans, (2) Internships & Certification, (3) Comprehensive Supports, and (4) Targeted MSI Capacity Building. The outcomes sought from these pillars are to reduce student debt burden, increase student job readiness, increase student persistence, and increase resilience and competitiveness of MSIs. These pillars are enabled by the generous contributions of our corporate and philanthropic supporters.
I. 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.
II. 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
III. What You Will Bring
- 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.
IV. Hours and Compensation
- 20 hours/week, office hours are 9:00AM to 5:00PM ET
- $20.00 per hour
- Position is remote
It is impossible to list every requirement for, or responsibility of, any position. Similarly, we cannot identify all the skills a position may require since job responsibilities and the Company's needs may change over time. Therefore, the above job description is not comprehensive or exhaustive. The Company reserves the right to adjust, add to or eliminate any aspect of the above description. The Company also retains the right to require all employees to undertake additional or different job responsibilities when necessary to meet business needs.
Student Freedom Initiative is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws.