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Mentor 2.0 Internship

Hours per week: 12-15

Compensation: Unpaid – must be used for college credit

Agency Description

As one of the nation’s largest mentoring agencies, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Massachusetts (BBBSEM) is committed to promoting the healthy development of children through the nurturing of continuing, one-to-one friendships with caring responsible adults, supported by trained professional staff. Our work is both impactful and urgent so we are constantly looking for the best team members to join our mission.

Our BBBSEM internships provide a unique opportunity to gain knowledge of how a nonprofit agency works and operates, as well as tangible learning, knowledge and professional skills experience by working within different functions at our agency.

Role Summary

The Mentor2.0 intern will play a significant role in supporting our Mentor2.0 program as we expand the program in its fourth year. The intern will serve as point person in our Mentor2.0 program, which is designed to improve the high school graduation and college success of teens in a Boston Public High School. The intern will work alongside the Mentor2.0 Program Coordinators for the 10th, 11th, and 12th grades at the Edward M. Kennedy Academy for Health Careers (EMK) on Mission Hill and in Fenway to support the implementation of the Mentor2.0 program. At the end of the internship, the Intern will have gained experience in areas such as event planning and execution, match support documentation, and high school classroom engagement.

Key Responsibilities

  •  Supporting the planning and execution of after-school mentoring events
  • Potentially providing classroom support during Mentor2.0 classes
  • Being a key contributor in the documentation of program best practices
  • Providing administrative and office support to Mentor2.0 program coordinators
  • Providing ongoing support and training to the mentor/mentee relationships

Basic Qualifications

  • Must be a current college student and enrolled in a partner University
  • Minimum GPA of 2.75
  • Availability to work at 12-15 flexible hours per week for the duration of the school semester.
  • Hours may sometimes include evenings and weekends
  • Must be available to work from our downtown office
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office programs (excel, powerpoint, etc.)

Desired Qualifications

  • Excellent professional writing and oral communication skills
  • Excellent computer skills; familiarity with Salesforce is a plus
  • Ability to successfully work independently and in a team environment
  • Enthusiasm, creativity, a positive sense of humor, and a “can do” attitude
  • Access to reliable transportation to attend weeknight events

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