Program Intern
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Breakthrough Silicon Valley
San Jose, CA, USA
Job Posted:
30+ days ago

Program Intern

Fall 2019

Breakthrough Leadership Program Intern

Deadline to Apply: Open Immediately, applications reviewed on a rolling basis until position is filled.

Organization Overview

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: a stunning 99% of BTSV graduates are accepted into four-year colleges and 89% of BTSV 2017-2018 Teaching Fellows 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, counseling, and advocacy for a diverse group of talented students, most of whom come from under-resourced communities and are 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.

Position Overview

The BLP (Breakthrough Leadership Position) will support the Middle School Program Coordinator by supervising the after-school program for our 7th (Spring only) and 8th graders (Fall only), and follow-up with students and families as needed.

What You Will Gain

Work experience with a wide variety of activities and responsibilities in a fast-paced office/educational environment
Internship experience for your resume

Position Requirements

College graduate or current college undergraduate with strong academic standing (3.0 GPA or above)
Ability to plan, organize and implement projects with attention to detail
Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Google Drive and Gmail
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Available Monday – Friday
Reliable access to transportation

Preferred Qualifications

Accountable and mature; organized and detail-oriented
Strong work ethic, persistence and creativity in meeting goals
Self-motivated; takes initiative and works independently as needed
Demonstrated integrity and honesty, with a focus on students’ best interests
Communicative; able to responsibly pose questions and ask for clarification whenever necessary
Ability to work in environments and communities with people from diverse backgrounds
Prior experience in Breakthrough or other similar environments.
Bilingual; fluent in Spanish or Vietnamese
Flexible with a can-do attitude; willing to support where-needed


Support the after-school program by:
Securing classroom access
Follow system for snack distribution
Manage student attendance and check-out
Conduct classroom observations, debrief conferences and math coach staff meetings
Monitor student conduct and enforce student policies
Collect student outcome data (e.g. attendance, grades, and classroom behavior) and compile reports for MSPC.
Assist with proofreading and translating family communications (e.g. newsletters, mailings).
Implement workshops during the school year with support and resources from the MSPC.
Assist MSPC with volunteer recruitment, as necessary.
Assist MSPC with student and family conferences, as necessary.
Attend school year family meetings (i.e. 7th Grade Back to School Night).
Assist in BTSV annual fundraising event. (October)


This is an unpaid internship. A stipend of $3,400 will be paid to the intern to offset living expenses for the duration of their internship You will receive your living allowance of $1,133 according to the following schedule:

By September 27th: $1,133
By October 25th : $1,133
By December 4th: $1,134

Time Commitment

September 9th – December 6th, 2018

October 17th – evening hours (fundraiser)
Monday-Thursday, 3:30-6:30 pm*
Fridays (flexible scheduling)

*While for most days, the hours will be as indicated, days with special events (such as Back to Breakthrough) may require longer hours for prep/clean-up.


Hoover Middle School: 1635 Park Avenue, San Jose, CA 95126

How to Apply

Please apply online at ------------/BLPF19. Incomplete applications without a resume and cover letter will not be accepted.

Incomplete applications without a cover letter will not be considered. We will review applications on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Breakthrough engages with individuals of all backgrounds and we are committed to embracing diversity within our organization, including developing a team who represents the communities we serve.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer Breakthrough is committed to providing employment opportunities to all individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, gender, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, marital status, veteran status, pregnancy, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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