JFF Summer Internship Program (Apply by: 9am EST on Tuesday January 16th, 2024)
JFF Summer Internship Program (Apply by: 9am EST on Tuesday January 16th, 2024)
Website Jobs for the Future
Jobs for the Future (JFF) drives transformation of the U.S. education and workforce systems to achieve equitable economic advancement for all. Seeing that millions of people are unfairly shut out of quality jobs and the chance for a better life, our goal is to align education, workforce, and employment changemakers toward a shared North Star: In 10 years, 75 million people facing systemic barriers to advancement will work in quality jobs.
To achieve that goal, we design solutions, scale best practices, influence policy and action, and invest in innovation. With a staff of more than 300 people across the country working remotely and in offices in Boston (headquarters), Washington, DC, and Oakland, California, we operate at the national, state, and local levels, forging deep partnerships with employers, investors, entrepreneurs, policymakers, and education and workforce development providers to break down barriers and reimagine what’s possible.
We’re on a path of ongoing growth and expanding impact. We have an operating budget of $105 million, and we’re funded by dozens of leading government agencies, foundations, and corporations. Learn more about JFF and join us as we build a future that works—for everyone.
DEIBW at JFF
Diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging, and well-being (DEIBW) are core to JFF’s North Star and mission. We employ and build diverse teams across race, ethnicity, sex, gender identity and expression, age, and lived experiences and are constantly working toward ensuring these differences are celebrated and included. We aim to cultivate a culture that centers the overall care, well-being, and success of the employee through flexible work hours, balanced workloads, professional development, and equitable career advancement opportunities. Learn more about what DEIBW looks like in practice at JFF.
We seek to invest and learn from those who represent the communities we serve, particularly individuals from populations who have been explicitly or implicitly excluded from the workforce. Knowing its importance to the success of our work and the engagement of our staff members, we aspire to attract and retain a diverse team and welcome people of all backgrounds to apply to our open roles. JFF is a fair chance employer and in alignment to our North Star, we strongly encourage individuals whose highest level of education attained is less than a 4-year degree; People of Color; and people with records to apply.
JFF is deeply committed to providing access to enriching work-based learning experiences through its 2024 Internship Program. The summer internship program will provide a cohort of highly motivated interns with an opportunity to contribute to JFF’s work, develop valuable skills, and work in an equity-centered, innovative, and mission-driven environment. Over the course of the program, interns will gain exposure to JFF’s bold, transformative programs and operations. They will work under the guidance of team members on high-impact projects in specific JFF departments.
Interns will receive a thorough onboarding to JFF’s culture and programmatic areas, participate in workshops to build critical leadership and professional skills, and take part in additional events for professional development and networking opportunities. They will also be paired with a JFF mentor who will support their internship experiences. At the end of the experience, the interns will present summaries of their projects to members of the JFF community, sharing reflections on the impact of the initiatives they worked on and discussing what they learned during the internship program.
Interested applicants must be available full-time (32 to 40 hours per week), Monday through Friday, for 11 weeks, beginning Tuesday, May 28th and ending Friday, August 9th. Interns will work remotely for the summer of 2024 and are expected to be available for the duration of the 11-week period. They must have internet access at their chosen place of work. JFF may provide a company-owned laptop for the duration of the internship program if needed.
Summer Internship Positions
Below are overviews of each open internship position, followed by application instructions. We look forward to hearing from you!
Center for Apprenticeship and Work-Based Learning (CAWBL)
The CAWBL intern will play an integral part in supporting data analysis and will work under the direction of a JFF Senior Program Manager to contribute to the coordination and implementation of data collection and analysis activities that support the mission of Center for Apprenticeship and Work-Based Learning (CAWBL). The position will include collaboration with JFF program staff and opportunities for shadowing experiences within the non-profit intermediary landscape.
Center for Justice and Economic Advancement (CJEA)
The CJEA intern will play an integral part in supporting multiple workstreams for the Center for Justice and Economic Advancement: technical assistance, policy and systems change, research, and advocacy and awareness. The intern will support in a variety of ways including but not limited to project management, narrative change and adoption, and research and data analysis. The intern will also contribute to CJEA’s convening and event coordination and development, work cross-collaboratively throughout JFF, and be a part of a dedicated team focused on justice-oriented work. The ideal candidate for this role is deeply committed and invested in justice-oriented work and is skilled in research, analysis, and synthesizing & managing data.
The Executive Office intern will collaborate closely with the Senior Manager on the development of briefing materials on behalf of the CEO and the Executive Office. The intern will also support the management of the briefings pipeline. Functions of this role may include project management, crafting talking points, synthesizing insights and trends, and monitoring deliverables to keep the team on track. The intern will also have an opportunity to gain experience using various types of software, including the apps in the Microsoft Office suite and a project management platform. This is a great opportunity for someone who wants to develop core project management and writing skills and has an interest in strategic and executive communications.
Knowledge Management (KM)
The KM intern will support activities that contribute to JFF staff capturing, sharing and acting on knowledge. The intern will learn how information flows throughout an organization and the mechanisms needed to support that. They will support the identification, collection, and dissemination of information that should be made available and leveraged for efficiency and innovation across the organization. Project work may include developing a playbook for communities of practice/grantee management, curating and presenting funded project information to support impact tracking, and sharing information on JFF’s internal knowledge and communication channels. Someone who loves slicing and dicing information and finding ways to be more efficient will be a great fit for this role.
People & Culture (P&C)
The P&C intern will assist the People Business Partner team with developing and enriching instructional and process content, including emails and SharePoint pages through a people first lens. This role will give the individual an opportunity to learn various professional human resources skills, including people process management, project outlining and communication skills. The intern will also have an opportunity to gain experience using various types of software, including Greenhouse, Culture Amp and Asana. Throughout all work, the intern would be instrumental in integrating the organization’s commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Belonging, and Well-being into decision-making processes, ensuring equal opportunities for all staff members to thrive.
Who You Are
The qualifications listed within the job description are intended as a guide and we do not expect candidates to bring all experiences and skills listed. Research supports that self-selecting out of potential professional opportunities is particularly common among individuals with identities that are marginalized in professional spaces. So, if you believe that you can meet the overall expectations of the position, we encourage you to apply so that we have an opportunity to learn more about you and the unique strengths you would bring to the work.
– You have a high school diploma or equivalent (Interns at JFF typically bring very little experience – months to 1 year of prior overall experience through a combination of full-time, part-time, internship, and/or freelance positions)
– You are passionate about JFF’s mission and social justice
– You are collaborative and have an ability to work flexibly as a part of a team
– You have strong organizational skills and demonstrate an attention to detail
– You thrive in a diverse, results-oriented environment
– You are curious and bring a willingness to take in new information, perspectives, and data to inform your work
– You demonstrate a learning orientation and a desire to continually improve in your work
– You possess high energy and passion for JFF’s mission and North Star, and the ability to apply JFF’s core values to all areas of your work
– You are energized by stewarding JFF’s DEIBW values and practices within your day-to-day work, including embracing the differences and celebrating the diversity that each individual brings to JFF
– You value building positive and collaborative relationships with others, including people whose identities and backgrounds differ from your own
What We Offer
The hiring rate for this role is $20-25/hour, in alignment to JFF’s intern salary band and our compensation philosophy. Starting salaries for new interns will be determined based on relevant experience.
We are accepting applications through 9am EST on Tuesday, January 16th. Please apply to this internship if you are interested in any of the teams listed above. As part of your application, please submit your resume and answers to each of the pre-screening questions. Applications submitted by that date will be reviewed and candidates will receive updates on their candidacy by the week of January 22nd.
Candidates can expect the following hiring process and timeline (please note that this timeline is subject to change):
– January 22 – February 2: First round: video interviews
– February 12 – February 29: Second round: hiring team interviews
– Week of March 4: JFF will share hiring decisions with candidates
Things to note about this hiring process:
If you are invited to a first-round interview, our People & Culture Team will share additional context about each team and their projects.
If you advance to the second interview round, you will have the opportunity to meet with the hiring manager(s) for the role(s) that you are being considered for.
After interviews, selected intern candidates will be matched to projects based on candidates’ experience, skills, and interests.
At JFF, we’re also committed to accessibility and want to ensure that everyone, including people with disabilities, can fully access and engage with our application and hiring process.
If you are unable to complete this application due to a disability and/or have specific access/accommodation needs in order to fully participate in our hiring process, please contact us at email@example.com.
Positions at JFF are not eligible for employer-visa sponsorship or open to F-1 student visa holders.
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