Student Recruitment Intern

US-MA-Jamaica Plain Boston
6 days ago
Direct Service / Work with Students
Targeted Job Start Date

Overview & Benefits


Organization Overview

Founded in 1997, Bottom Line is a nationally recognized nonprofit organization with a mission to help first-generation, low-income students get into college, graduate from college and go far in life. We achieve this mission by providing one-on-one guidance during the college application process throughout college graduation. Since our founding, we have guided over 1,300 students to college graduation.

Our vision is to dramatically transform urban communities by producing thousands of new career-ready college graduates.


When you join Bottom Line, you will find a rewarding, fast-paced, results-oriented environment. We build strong relationships with our students and with each other. We take our work seriously, and we know that a focus on data and metrics is integral to our continued success. Experts in our fields, we are driven by our mission and we are extremely proud of the work we do.


About this Role

Serving as a member on the recruitment team, this part-time internship position will support the recruitment and intake of approximately 800 students in the greater Boston area into Bottom Line’s Access and Success Programs. Interns in this position will gain exposure to outreach, counseling, programming, data analysis and development work and will also participate in staff meetings and other professional development opportunities.


Hours: 22.5 hours per week, working either 10:00-2:30 or 1:30-6:00 Monday through Friday (with the morning or afternoon shift being consistent for the duration of the position). Travel to multiple sites, including but not limited to high schools and community centers, within Boston is required. Position runs from late January through early-mid August with an anticipated start date of January 22, 2018.


Pay: $11-$15 per hour based on experience


  • Present to students and community members about Bottom Line’s Programs, answer questions, and encourage students to apply
  • Use phone, email, text, mail, and social media to reach out to prospective students
  • Staff Bottom Line tables at recruitment events and canvass the community to spread the word about Bottom Line
  • Create and complete special project (i.e., event planning and implementation, marketing, Street Team, social media)
  • Support a caseload of students through the intake process, including managing data related to processing and analyzing incoming applications
  • Discuss the value of a degree as well as specifics about the college application, financial aid, and decision making processes with students


Strong candidates will have excellent communication and presentation skills, be detail-oriented, and be able to manage several tasks simultaneously in a fast-paced environment.  All candidates will embrace and demonstrate Bottom Line’s core values of relationships, persistence, results, efficiency, responsibility, and excellence. Additional qualifications include:


  • Availability to commit to stated hours for the morning or afternoon shift for the duration of internship, with flexibility upon occasion
  • Experience with community outreach, especially with urban high school students
  • Experience delivering presentations
  • Demonstrated commitment to Bottom Line's mission and educational equity
  • Experience working with diverse teams, and commitment to inclusiveness
  • Experience managing data and working with Microsoft Excel
  • Fluency in language other than English a plus, especially Spanish, Vietnamese, Haitian Creole, Cape Verdean Creole, Cantonese or Mandarin Chinese
  • Valid driver’s license and access to a car preferred
  • High School Diploma/GED, some college, and work authorization required


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