About Communities In Schools:

At Communities In Schools, we are “all-in” for kids. It is our passion—it is our mission. At the National Office, we collaborate with local affiliate organizations, to provide resources and create communities of caring adults who work hand-in-hand with educators to make sure young people have the tools they need to stay in school and achieve in life. We are the nation’s largest dropout prevention organization, serving 1.5 million students in 2,400 sites across the country. We achieve this mission by hiring bright, creative, and innovative team members who have a passion for what we do. 

At CIS we are committed to cultivating an engaged culture where all are recognized and valued for their contributions. We intentionally build experiences, provide space for individual and group voices across multiple dimensions.  We also hold the following talent beliefs:  

·       Every staff member is passionate and committed to our mission. Our work is grounded in the success of our students.

·       Our decisions and priorities are guided by how we can fulfill our mission and serve kids with quality.

·       As a National Office, we have a duty to live our values and integrate principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion across our organization and lead by example.

In turn, we are committed to continuously improving decision making, incentivizing creativity, and building engagement. We do this by building a diverse workforce, fostering a climate of inclusion and shaping business practices and policies that promote equity.

About the Role:

Under the direction of the Director of Network Investments, the Intern will provide support to various projects across the Student Supports Department to assist in achieving overall department, office, and/or program objectives.


About You:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Required skills & qualifications:

·       Bachelor’s degree focused on education, human services, or related disciplines

·       Experience with Microsoft products, including Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and SharePoint

·       Excellent writing, communication and interpersonal skills

·       Strong organizational and time management skills

·       Demonstrated ability to pay close attention to detail, work independently and take initiative


Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Support proposal review and selection processes.
  • Assist with network investments/grant document management.
  • Assist with logistics for site visits, meetings, events, etc.
  • Assist with literature reviews and/or general information gathering efforts.
  • Develop and compile data from meeting/event evaluations.
  • Conduct follow-up phone calls/emails with members of the CIS network, external partners, etc., as necessary.
  • Review data reports as part of ongoing monitoring efforts.


Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.  There is the potential for eyestrain from reading detailed printouts and computer screen.  Work may include occasional pushing, pulling or carrying objects weighing up to 20 pounds such as files, documents, and computer printouts.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus.





What we offer:

·       Work that makes a difference—the opportunity to contribute to an important mission.

·       A culture recognized by the Non-Profit Times as the #1 Non-Profit Best Place to Work in the United States.

·       Competitive and comprehensive compensation and benefits package.

·       Generous paid time off benefits.

·       Commuter subsidy benefits.


Communities In Schools is committed to a workforce that is representative of the varied communities we are privileged to serve. We provide a work environment that does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, mental or physical disability, genetic information or any other basis protected by applicable law. Communities In Schools prohibits harassment of applicants or employees based on any of these protected categories