Scholar Services Intern

New York, NY
Scholar Services
Student (College)




Organization Mission: Oliver Scholars prepares high-achieving Black and Latinx students from underserved New York City communities for success at top independent schools and prestigious colleges. We provide crucial support for our Scholars so they can realize their full potential and ultimately give back to the city, the nation, and the world.

Position and Summary Reporting: Reporting to the Chief Program and Equity Officer, the Scholar Services Intern will collaborate directly with the Scholar Services team to manage multiple administrative projects, track and input data, and help to organize and plan events, initiatives, and programs. This is an excellent opportunity for a highly organized and motivated individual to develop skills in supporting youth work and learn about education opportunities for high-achieving Black and Latinx students.


  • Collaborate with the team to research and develop strategies for enhancing service learning engagement among high school and college students.
  • Assist with administrative responsibilities for the Brand2Biz summer mini camp.
  • Assist in the planning of Service Learning initiatives to support student development.
  • Work closely with team members to document and codify departmental procedures for efficient workflow.
  • Analyze data to identify trends, assess program effectiveness, and provide recommendations for improvement.
  • Assist in maintaining and organizing databases related to student engagement and program participation.
  • Collaborate with program coordinators, educators, and other team members to facilitate effective communication and coordination.
  • Assist in organizing and conducting meetings, workshops, and events for students.
  • Assist the Director in other administrative duties as requested 


  • Current or recent enrollment in an undergraduate degree program with an interest in adolescent/youth development, college access, or college success
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and handle numerous assignments simultaneously
  • Strong proficiency in Adobe Acrobat, and Google Suite (Docs, Sheets, Drive, and Calendar) 
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail 
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal abilities.
  • Strong research and analytical skills, with an ability to synthesize information.
  • Excellent organizational and time-management skills.
  • Experience in database management is a plus.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills.


Desired Competencies

  • Take initiative: Act on one’s initiative; make the most of opportunities; undertake tasks, even if they entail risk
  • Creative: Coming up with new ideas, approaches, or solutions
  • Flexible: Manages to adapt if circumstances change
  • Written communication: Is capable of communicating well in writing, even with people who communicate differently 
  • Monitors outcomes: Regularly checks whether work is on schedule
  • Verbal communication: Understands others and being understood in verbal communication 
  • Teamwork: Work well with others and thrive in a team environment 
  • Integrity: Submits finished work product that meets your own high standards
  • Commitment to excellence: Strives to deliver your best work-product
  • Collaborative learner: Enjoys working with others to learn on the job

Time commitment: 35 Hours Per Week

Compensation: There is an opportunity for school credit if allowed by the applicant's college/university. The position offers an excellent opportunity to work on substantive projects and can result in a great reference. Stipend payment of $1700.

We are committed to ensuring our office and alternate educational and event locations are safe for employees and the constituents we serve. The policy of the organization requires all employees to be vaccinated  and boosted against COVID-19 to safeguard the health of our employees, visitors, partners, and the constituents we serve.

Oliver Scholars is committed to equal employment opportunity. We will not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on any legally recognized basis (“protected class”) including, but not limited to veteran status, uniform service member status, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or any other protected class under federal, state, or local law.


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