Breakthrough Silicon Valley launches talented but underserved middle school students on the path to college, while at the same time inspiring high school and college students to become educators. While ambitious in our goals, BTSV works: 97% of BTSV graduates are accepted into four-year colleges (through the class of 2019) and 87% of BTSV Teaching Fellows (2017-19) are inspired to pursue a career in education as a result of their summer experience.
Breakthrough Silicon Valley’s tuition-free program provides year-round out of school time academic support, advising, and advocacy for a diverse group of talented students, most of whom come from under-resourced communities and are the first in their family to go to college. Through our students-teaching-students model, Breakthrough also provides a consummate professional development experience in education by providing talented high school and college students the opportunity to design and teach classes under the direction of seasoned education professionals.
Located in San Jose, California, Breakthrough Silicon Valley is an affiliate of The Breakthrough Collaborative, a leading national service organization that acts as the national voice for 24 Breakthrough sites across the country.
What You Will Gain
Work experience with a wide variety of activities and responsibilities in a fast-paced office/educational environment.
Paid internship experience for your resume.
Develop and gain new skills in a collaborative environment.
Current college undergraduate with strong academic standing (3.0 GPA or above)
Self-motivated; takes initiative to anticipate needs and works independently
Accountable and mature; organized and detail-oriented
Ability to plan, organize, and implement projects with strong attention to detail and timeliness
Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Google Drive, and Gmail
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Demonstrated integrity and honesty, with a focus on students’ best interests
Flexible with a can-do attitude; willing to support other departments as needed
Reliable access to transportation
College sophomore, junior, or senior majoring in marketing, communications, non-profit management or other related fields
Experience with design programs such as Adobe Creative Suite, Canva, etc.
Strong work ethic, persistence, and creativity in meeting goals
Ability to work in different environments and communities with people from diverse backgrounds
Previous experience with Breakthrough or other similar environments a plus
Previous volunteering or fundraising experience a plus
Some experience with Salesforce a plus
Bilingual in Spanish or Vietnamese a plus
Drivers license and access to a vehicle a plus
Assist with the planning and execution of multiple virtual volunteer and donor events
If academic schedule allows, be present and assist with handling “day of” Zoom logistics.
COMMUNICATIONS AND MARKETING
Assist with communications and marketing needs, including taking photos and recording short videos
Execute mailings including appeals, acknowledgment letters, Valentine’s Day cards, etc.
Support the development team as needed for other fundraising outreach
POSSIBLE ADDITIONAL SUPPORT
Special projects could include prospect research, data entry/cleanup, website development, larger writing projects, video production, etc. depending on interest, knowledge, and experience
Assist with other projects as needed
This is an unpaid internship. A stipend of $3,000 will be paid to the intern to offset living expenses for the duration of their internship.
You will receive your living allowance according to the following schedule:
July 16th - $1500
August 3rd- $1500
- June 7th - August 3rd: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
*Dates/Times are subject to change based on student schedule
This internship will be virtual unless otherwise notified.