Founded in 1999, BUILD’s mission is to use entrepreneurship to excite and propel disengaged, low-income students through high school to college and career success. We believe that the power of student ideas in action drives youth to reach their fullest potential in school and beyond. Our four-year high school program offers a unique blend of entrepreneurship, academics, and personal support that attracts and motivates many students who are otherwise at high risk of failing classes and dropping out of high school and not pursuing post secondary education.
Our students develop their own business ideas, write business plans, pitch to funders, and launch real businesses. This real-world business experience makes school relevant and motivates them to succeed. To help them become college-eligible, students may also receive individualized academic support and advising for their school-work and college planning.
BUILD currently serves over 1,100 high school students at programs located in the San Francisco Bay Area; Washington, DC; and Boston, MA. We are embarking on an ambitious national expansion over the next five to ten years that will see us operating programs in at least a dozen cities reaching thousands more students each year.
BUILD is made up of a diverse, results driven and passionate team, better known as "BUILDers", who work tirelessly for the students we serve. We work in a collaborative environment where perseverance, flexibility, and an entrepreneurial spirit are encouraged and celebrated. For more information, see: www.build.org.
Position Summary and Outcomes:
This internship will support the Curriculum & Instruction team which manages the 9 th and 10 th grade BUILD program in 7-8 public high schools across Washington, DC and Prince George’s County. The position will support two Program Managers with administrative duties including but not limited to in-school support, financial reporting, data entry, and managing supply inventory. There are also exciting opportunities to work with our student business teams, BUILD classroom teachers, and adult mentors at each school site. This internship provides the opportunity to gain experience with school-based program implementation in low-income communities, and observation of best practices of mentorship at a rapidly growing nonprofit organization.
- Work closely with managers and other program staff to ensure seamless support of program implementation across schools and program years
- Support efficient oversight of student business bank accounts to ensure students can run successful businesses throughout the school year
- Support with after school mentor session as needed
- Support with event planning and promoting BUILD events
- Perform administrative tasks such as filing, data input, and working within Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher and Outlook
- Currently enrolled in 2 or 4 year undergraduate program required
- Experience working with under-resourced students strongly preferred
- Experience with Google Drive and Microsoft Office strongly preferred
- Highly organized, strong communicator, and receptive to feedback
- Experience with Experiential Learning and/or Entrepreneurship, a plus
- Experience with Salesforce, a plus
- Location: Washington, DC Metro region
- Hours/Days needed: 20-30 hours/week with at least 2 days availability between 11am-7pm
- Travel: Local
- Flexible placement available; semester or year basis
- Start date is August 1, 2016
Small stipend available
This positions is not benefits eligible.
To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter and resume to Susan Lee at SLEE@build.org. BUILD is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages candidates of all backgrounds to apply for this position.
- Data Entry
- Program Management
- Group Facilitation
- Microsoft Office Suite
- Administrative Support
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Must be at least 18
- At least 2 days a week for 1 semester or more
- Must currently be in an undergraduate program