Outreach & Recruitment Intern-Year Up

Website Year Up


Title: Outreach & Recruitment Intern

Location: Boston, MA (Virtual)     

Function: Recruitment & Admissions

FLSA Status: Unpaid

Job Type: Full or Part-Time                                                                                          


Year Up Greater Boston is currently hiring for an Outreach & Recruitment Intern for Fall 2020. This position will support outreach and recruitment capacity building for our 2020-2021 classes.

The Outreach & Recruitment Intern will play a key role in supporting the Associate Director of Recruitment and other members of the Recruitment Team to uncover new partnerships in untapped communities and build relationships with local schools and community-based organizations across the Greater Boston area to support these projects and initiatives. They will also work collaboratively with additional staff on the Admissions and Student Services teams. To gain insight, the Outreach & Recruitment Intern will also interact with Year Up students and participate in various steps of the admissions process.


Community Outreach & Recruitment

  • Strong focus on sales by increasing our conversion call rates from interest forms to information sessions
  • Assist in managing virtual information session appointments and support applicants through first step in recruitment/admissions process
  • Work with the Recruitment team to decrease turnaround time to input prospective students interest forms from presentations and fairs into Salesforce database
  • Support recruitment team to ensure all material for outreach and admissions events is up-to-date and appropriately stocked
  • Ability to strengthen public speaking and networking skills by attending job fairs and other community outreach events on behalf of Year Up
  • Research new opportunities to build relationships with additional high schools, community-based organizations and other groups that work with urban young adults and identify productive avenues to support recruitment of future students

Strengthen Recruitment Process

  • Participate actively as a member of the Recruitment team, contributing ideas and recommendations for improving processes
  • Analyze past data to evaluate trends our applicant pool and how we can use learnings to further enhance and streamline our recruitment and admissions processes
  • Present with a consistently positive and can-do attitude, which is essential to success in our movement to close to the Opportunity Divide


  • Available at least 10-15 hours a week, flexible on days of the week
  • International students can apply
  • A proven passion for working with young adults and an unshakable belief in their potential
  • A creative, resourceful, responsive style with a strong attention to detail and follow-through
  • An ability to work independently and as a team player
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to connect quickly and authentically with people from a variety of different professional and cultural backgrounds
  • Ability to lead, willingness to be led, and comfort with situational leadership


  • This is an unpaid internship
  • Work at Year Up in a mission-driven and fun team environment
  • Receive hands-on training and mentoring by members of the Year Up team
  • Contribute to implementation of key projects, which will help build a strong resume


Founded in 2000, Year Up is a non-profit organization striving to close the Opportunity Divide by providing young adults with the skills, experiences and support that will empower them to reach their potential through professional careers and higher education. Year Up recognizes that the Opportunity Divide—specifically, historical barriers to education and professional work—is driven by race, ethnicity, national origin and socio-economic status. Year Up seeks to close the Divide by setting high expectations and providing high support for our young adults.

Through a one-year intensive training program, Year Up provides young adults ages 18-24 with a unique combination of hands-on technical and professional skills, college credit, and corporate internships. Year Up lives by and adheres to a core set of values that reflect an unshakable belief in the talent and full potential of our young adults.

Year Up is a rewarding place to work. Our staff is passionate, supportive, mission-driven, and committed to positive change and continuous learning. We set high standards for both ourselves and our students, and live by a set of core values that reflect an unshakable belief in the talent and full potential of our young adults. The work we do is life-changing, and we know that our team is the greatest asset in achieving our mission.

Please visit www.yearup.org to learn more about Year Up.


Year Up actively engages individuals from all backgrounds. We are committed to embracing diversity within our organization because we firmly believe that diverse employee teams help us to achieve our best organizational outcomes and provide the most effective support to our young adults as we work to close the Opportunity Divide. We are deeply dedicated to creating and maintaining an inclusive and supportive work environment. Learn more about our commitment to diversity: http://www.yearup.org/about-us/careers/commitment-to-diversity/

As an equal opportunity employer, Year Up is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, marital status, veteran status, pregnancy, parental status, genetic information or characteristics, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.


Please email a thoughtful cover letter and resume to hiring manager, Emily Scichilone, Associate Director of Recruitment, at EScichilone@YearUp.org

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