Internship Manager

Location: Brooklyn, NY (Hybrid Work Model)
Position Code: IM3V6

Position Summary

Under the supervision of the Assistant Director, the Internship Manager will be responsible for cultivating and managing key subsidized internship and employer partnerships as young people achieve and complete milestones in the Advance and Earn Program. Advance and Earn supports opportunity youth 16-24 in three program components including contextualized academic programming at the Pre-HSE level, comprehensive High School Equivalency and work based learning and sector focused advanced training.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop a range of internship opportunities in a variety of industries to engage and support young adults at varying levels of skill development and interests for the purpose of career exploration and sector focused experiences, that promote career growth
  • Work effectively with internal teams and external partners to best prepare and support young adults as they enter the workforce
  • Identify and utilize strategies to determine internship and employer partner needs, and incorporate these into program design
  • Cultivate existing relationships and build new relationships with varied stakeholders, including young adults, internship sites, employers, and community partners
  • Collaborate with an interdisciplinary team to develop and implement workshops and instruction that are contextualized and provide a range of work-based learning opportunities
  • Conduct weekly contact and bi-weekly visits to internship sites to observe and monitor internship work and progress
  • Assure achievement of all program milestones, benchmarks, and credentials at required intervals
  • Monitor the flow of young adults throughout program components
  • Enter and track data in all relevant systems accurately and in a timely manner, including coordination of worksite applications and entry into databases for approval, participant case notes, worksite monitoring notes, collection, calculation, and organization of participant timesheets
  • Manage, delegate, and prioritize tasks in a fast-paced setting, using excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Cultivate a learning environment with a culture of high accountability and high support
  • Complete tasks as assigned by supervisor


  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s Degree preferred
  • Minimum 3 years relevant experience in cultivating stakeholders and partnerships, and direct youth development services
  • Experience in workforce programs a plus
  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse range of participants with different obstacles to education and employment
  • Ability to establish positive relationships with program participants, internship sites, potential employers, and other CBOs
  • Ability to maintain an internship bank consisting of quality positions
  • Ability to meet internship placement quotas on a consistent basis, timeliness of data collection and entry into organization and funder databases
  • Appropriate maintenance of internship case files
  • Ability to effectively work as part of a team

Why You Should Join Us

  • Salary is $48,000k – $51,000k + full competitive benefits
  • We are a passionate and motivated staff excited to propel NYC’s young adult communities
  • Growth orientated, entrepreneurial work environment that pairs high accountability with high support