Company Partnerships Intern

We’re currently seeking motivated, passionate college students to join our team at VFA HQ for the fall of 2016. If you’re a talented go-getter with an interest in entrepreneurship, the Venture for America internship program (#InternsforAmerica) is a great opportunity to get hands-on experience at a high-growth, mission-driven nonprofit startup.

The Company Partnerships team vets and sources the company partners that employ VFA Fellows in all 17 of our cities as well as supports each Fellow in their job search. We're looking for someone to help beef up the resources we're able to provide and streamline our processes in advance of the 2017 placement season.


  • Are a current student at an NYC-area college or university, in any major
  • Welcome challenges and responsibility; you’re an ambitious self-starter who’s reliable and conscientious
  • Demonstrate next-level organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Give everything 10% more than it requires, and feel there is no task too small
  • Prioritize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Demonstrate excellent communication skills on the phone, over email, and in person
  • Have strong values alignment with VFA and are excited about our mission

What you'll do

  • Work 10-20 hours a week at our Manhattan office
  • Pitch in on all major events and organizational priorities, from recruiting and selecting our next class of rock star Fellows to planning major events
  • Manage at least one major project for the company partnerships team that will serve as the capstone of your internship

The good stuff

  • The VFAmily: we have a fun, social office culture, and you’ll have an opportunity to make a real impact on a small but growing team.
  • The inside scoop: you’ll get a front row seat to the VFA Fellowship program and the recruitment and selection of our 2017 class.
  • The substantive, marketable experience: we treat our interns like VFA team members. We’ll give you lots of responsibility from day one, and the more you rise to the occasion the more we’ll have you take on.
  • The network and expertise: we’re pros when it comes to applying and interviewing for jobs and have an extensive network of partners and supporters. If you’re great, we can be a career resource for you down the line.
  • The perks: we offer a $500 stipend and plenty of free coffee and snacks.

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