Placement Intern

New York, NY
Student (College)

Placement Intern

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 Associate Director of Admissions and Placement, the Placement Undergrad Intern must demonstrate an ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with team members, faculty, students, alumni, administrators and staff. A flexible work schedule that will include days, evenings, and some weekends is required.


  • Conduct research into independent schools to create new relationships with the organization.
  • Assist in the development of scholars through tracking the progress of their examinations and test preparation.
  • Assist the placement team in creating scholar recommendations.
  • Create a look book that highlights each scholar entering the placement process.
  • Analyzing data to find patterns within our new testing program.
  • Attend placement webinars and answer general questions from families.
  • Assisting during Interview Week, Mock Interviews, and Application Review
  • Data Entry into new database system
  • Prepare communications, such as memos, emails, invoices, reports, and other correspondence.
  • Write and edit documents from letters to reports and instructional documents.


  • Must be enrolled in an accredited undergraduate program.
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Proficiency in oral and written Spanish
  • Full-time 35 hours a week from June 27 to August 18
  • Must be available for in person office hours based on office hybrid work schedule.

Compensation: Stipend payment of $1,700

Desired Competencies

  • Takes initiative: Act on one’s own initiative; making the most of opportunities; undertaking tasks, even if it entails risk.
  • Analytical: Understands complex information; making connections; drawing conclusions
  • Creative: Coming up with new ideas, approaches or solutions
  • Flexible: Manages to adapt if circumstances change
  • Written communication: Can communicate 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 do deliver your best work-product.
  • Collaborative learner: Enjoys working with others to learn on the job.


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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