Student Success Intern (Summer 2023)

Student Success Intern (Summer 2023)

Position Title:  Student Success Intern (Summer 2023)
Department:  Bachelors Attainment Portfolio
Reports to:  Strategy Director, Student Success at Four-Year Institutions
Location: Indianapolis or Washington, D.C.
Duration:  12 weeks, May 17 – August 11, 2023
Compensation: $16-$19 per hour for student enrolled in an undergraduate program
$18-$22 per hour for students enrolled in a graduate program or a recent graduate
Schedule:  20 hours weekly required, maximum of 40 hours weekly. Prefer candidates who are willing to work 3-4 days per week. Schedule can be negotiated with supervisor.


The candidate will be required to provide support, coordination, and issue research and advising on projects within the Bachelor’s Attainment portfolio. The overall portfolio strategy revolves around student enrollment and success with an intentional emphasis on helping to advance racial equity through the attainment of quality credentials that lead to economic mobility. The portfolio focuses on:

  • Enrollment and re-enrollment efforts at four-year institutions
  • Curricular reform to ensure high-quality and equitable outcomes
  • Enhancing and integrating holistic student supports
  • High-quality teaching and learning

Knowledge of one or more of these areas and their context is required, and substantive knowledge is ideal. While the candidate will be supporting projects across these three priority areas, it is most likely that the candidate will be supporting projects that involve the implementation of these priorities at four-year HBCUs and regional public universities.. This will involve:

  • Tracking developments and trends at four-year colleges within the context of an equitable economic recovery for adults of color
  • Short-term projects that leverage research and knowledge from the field to inform portfolio strategies and implementation of grants, especially related to HBCUs, minoritized students, and guided pathways
  • Developing and maintaining a database of institutions, programs, and related efforts that are aligned to the priorities of the Bachelor’s Attainment portfolio
  • Coordinating with the Bachelor’s Attainment portfolio to identify meaningful ways to support grantees and the organizations that support them
  • Identifying opportunities to elevate strong ideas from the field through writing, presenting, and assisting with convenings
  • Assisting in the management of grants and contracts, including tracking and reviewing grant reports
  • Engaging with colleagues across the foundation through internal meetings and contribute to strategizing conversations
  • Working alongside strategy officers and directors to manage project-coordinating tasks
  • Other projects or tasks that the candidate and supervisor agree are related to the portfolio


Enrolled undergraduate or graduate student, or a recent graduate; we will also consider an equivalent combination of work and learning experience.


    • Interest in philanthropy and its role in encouraging postsecondary attainment and closing equity gaps
    • Stable access to high-speed internet
    • Knowledge of four-year institutions, higher education systems, and their multilayered contexts
    • Ability to analyze, synthesize, contextualize, and communicate research and trends as it relates to the goals of the Bachelor’s Attainment portfolio
    • Strong communication and analytical skills
    • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office
    • Ability to work independently and collaboratively
    • Ability to juggle multiple projects at a time
    • Ability to work in the Indianapolis or DC area

    Applicants should send the following to the e-mail address below:

    1. a letter of interest,
    2. a resume outlining experience relevant to the position

    Applications will be considered on a rolling basis; posting will close on April 1, 2023.

    Amber Shelton
    Human Resources Manager

    Equal Opportunity Employer