NPEA Summer 2017 Intern

NPEA Overview: Launched in late 2007,the National Partnership for Educational Access (NPEA) is a membership association for programs committed to increasing educational opportunities for motivated underserved students across the United States. Member organizations work to provide underrepresented students with academic preparation, placement services and counseling, and ongoing support to ensure enrollment at and graduation from four-year colleges. Above all, member organizations share a commitment to educational access and opportunity, and believe that high-quality education is a right and not a privilege. For more information about NPEA please visit:

Intern Responsibilities

Member Services, Outreach, Research, and Strategic Planning

Assist staff with activities that will grow and expand NPEA services. Activities include:

  • Member recruitment, outreach, and processing
  • Sharing of best practices with members
  • Research in field of educational access (e.g. relevant articles, topics to share with members, research briefs)
  • Database management and data entry, including tracking member fees and invoicing
  • Data collection related to member programs
  • Listserv management
  • Generation of social media content
  • Other responsibilities as necessary
  • Support as necessary related to NPEA strategic planning process
  • Visit local NPEA Boston members running summer programs

Conference Planning

Assist staff with national conference planning for NPEA’s tenth annual conference, taking place on April 11-13, 2018 in New Orleans, LA. Activities include:

  • Conference logistics and preparation of materials
  • Sponsorship/fundraising research
  • Member outreach
  • Participation on conference planning calls (note-taking, preparation)


This is a 40-hr/week unpaid position from mid-June to mid-August. Eligible candidates should have completed their sophomore, junior, or senior year in college, or be enrolled in graduate school. The ideal intern is responsible, detail-oriented, computer savvy, and has strong written and verbal skills. Interest in nonprofits, project management, education, and educational equity is important.

Apply: Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume by email to Human Resources at

Please include “NPEA Summer Intern” in the subject line of your email.

The Steppingstone Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and we encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds.