2016 Summer Internship Opportunities
Current Quest Scholars are eligible to apply for 2016 Quest Internships. Working under close direction of a QuestBridge staff member, each intern will carry out work that supports the goals of the organization and enables the student to learn and grow. Quest Interns will have the unique opportunity to help staff prepare and host events, such as the annual QuestBridge College Admissions Conferences and the annual Quest Liaison Conference.
Apply by February 16 for the following positions for summer 2016:
Data & Technology Intern (Palo Alto, CA)
Student Relations Community and Education Intern (Palo Alto, CA)
Student Relations Liaison Program Development Intern (Palo Alto, CA)
Student Relations Quest for Excellence Intern (Part-time, New York, NY)
Internship descriptions are detailed below, with qualities and other related information for all internships listed first.
Desired Intern Qualities
Hours & Location of Work
The Data & Technology Intern, Community and Education Intern, and Liaison Program Development Intern are full-time positions located at Quest HQ in Palo Alto, CA, near the California Avenue Caltrain station.
The Quest for Excellence Intern is a part-time position located remotely in New York, NY.
All Quest Internships will last 8-10 weeks over the summer; specific dates are flexible and will be determined based on the intern’s availability and program needs. Housing and travel stipends are not provided as part of Quest Internships. (Please note: QuestBridge will provide travel, lodging, and food for work-related events requiring travel, such as College Admissions Conferences.)
Interns will receive $14.00 per hour for a maximum of 350 hours over 8-10 weeks.
Submit your application by February 16, 2016.
Applicants will be notified by late February if selected for an interview. Interviews will be conducted in March by phone or Skype (unless a candidate is able to interview in person). Students who are selected as interns will be the most qualified for their internship. Please note that internships are only open to current undergraduate Quest Scholars.
The Data & Technology Intern will be an active member of the Data & Technology team, which focuses on the mission-critical use of data in support of QuestBridge programs and partners.
There are a number of projects in mind to unleash the potential of QuestBridge's data, and the Data & Technology Intern will have the opportunity to select among them or pitch additional ideas that would help to advance QuestBridge's mission. Once a project has been selected, the intern will work with the technical and program staff at QuestBridge to clarify the goals of their summer project, conduct the analysis, and develop a presentation.
Potential projects include:
Depending on the project selected, the intern would benefit from being familiar with some of the following:
The Student Relations Program Development Intern will be an active member of the Student Relations Team, which focuses on developing and growing all student-facing initiatives, including student recruitment, education, the Quest Scholars Network, and more.
This intern will be involved in developing educational resources for Quest Scholars, specifically the resources to assist incoming freshman in their transition to college. The intern will also work on building and improving the QuestBridge mentoring program and strengthening the QuestBridge community as a whole. We are looking for someone with a keen interest in community building, mentoring, and cultivating life skills. This intern will have the ability to focus on the projects that leverage his or her strengths.
Duties will include:
Additional preferred qualifications:
The Student Relations Liaison Program Development Intern will be an active member of the Student Relations Team, which focuses on developing and growing all student-facing initiatives, including student recruitment, education, the Quest Scholars Network, and more.
This intern’s primary responsibility will be to assist in preparing upcoming Liaisons for success during the 2016-2017 academic year. The intern will be responsible for communicating with incoming Liaisons, creating historical documentation of each chapter's efforts (possibly through contact with the outgoing 2015-2016 Liaisons), and assisting with preparation for the Liaison Conference, to be held in early August 2016. The intern will be expected to attend and staff the Liaison Conference.
Duties will include:
The Quest for Excellence Internship is a part-time internship based in New York, NY. This intern will be a remote member of the Student Relations Team, which focuses on developing and growing all student-facing initiatives, including student recruitment, education, the Quest Scholars Network, and more.
The intern will meet at least once a week with a local Student Relations Team staff member, work on certain projects remotely, and assist with area events, including but not limited to the Quest for Excellence NYC Award Ceremony, the NYC Networking Event, and the August day-long college trip. If this student resides in New York, this position could potentially continue throughout the academic year.
Duties will include: