JOIN OUR TEAM
We at Opportunity@Work are a close knit group with a strong passion for re-wiring the labor market. We offer both a diverse and inclusive work environment and an opportunity to make a nationwide impact.
Open positions are listed below.
Opportunity@Work is an equal opportunity employer and offers a generous and competitive benefits package.
SUMMER INTERNSHIP - PAID
LOCATION: Oakland, Ca; Providence, Rhode Island and Washington, DC
Based in Washington, DC with team members in Rhode Island and a growing team in California, Opportunity@Work is a nonprofit social enterprise with a mission to expand access to career opportunities so that all Americans can work, learn, and earn to their full potential in a dynamic economy.
Opportunity@Work has a vision for a labor market where job seekers who have the potential to perform a job successfully, have the opportunity to obtain that job. In this “re-wired” labor market:
Hiring decisions are made based on an individual’s ability to demonstrate skill and readiness
Training is accessible to anyone with the aptitude and drive to learn a skill
Technology is used to accelerate learning outcomes and uncover overlooked talent
Launched in 2015, Opportunity@Work’s flagship project, TechHire, aims to enable widespread adoption of inclusive hiring practices and accelerated training into well-paying IT jobs across all industries. Over half a million such jobs are open today, with employer demand growing faster than traditional education and training programs. Beginning with the TechHire initiative, Opportunity@Work is working with a range of technology, private sector and philanthropic partners to create freely available tools to streamline the sign-up and participation of thousands of employers (with 72 communities and over 1,000 employers already signed on) in inclusive hiring and to facilitate a nationwide learning network to rapidly improve the TechHire initiative’s impact.
Opportunity@Work has been featured in publications including the New York Times (“How to Beat the Bots,” by Tom Friedman).
Opportunity@Work is hiring for Summer (May - August 2017) paid, full-time internships. In a lean startup environment, the intern should be confident in playing multiple roles as needed and exploring opportunities to add value. We are a small but rapidly growing team. As such, the intern will have access to and work alongside all members of the organization, from the most senior to most junior Team members. The intern will participate in key meetings and will have the opportunity to take on mini-projects of their own connected to larger team deliverables.
What We’re Looking For
The intern will complete projects and special assignments by establishing objectives, determining priorities and monitoring progress. The intern should be confident, well organized, mature and bring a range of additional skills, from research and analysis, to writing and content management. A willingness to take initiative and a drive to learn would be especially advantageous.
You should also have:
Passion for our mission: You care deeply about work force, social justice and inclusive training/hiring related issues.
Comfort with a blank canvas: You feel you can thrive in an environment with ambiguity, and you are excited about the opportunity to build an initiative from scratch. You’re hard working, and bring grit and resolve to your work.
People-Centered Approach: You enjoy engaging with people and have a talent for building and managing strong relationships that achieve outcomes. You are an excellent listener who can build rapport with people from diverse backgrounds and perspectives and use a human-centered design approach to your work.
Clear Communication: You have exceptional written and verbal communication skills with the ability to synthesize complex information into simple and engaging terms with your audience in mind.
Tech-Savvy and Organized: You are comfortable using digital tools like the Microsoft Office Suite, Twitter and Facebook. You are highly organized and can handle multiple and competing priorities in a fast-paced environment.
Experience: You have proven experience in results-oriented relationship management, and demonstrated strong project management skills and ability to think critically and creatively, work independently, take initiative and problem solve.
How to Apply
Please submit a resume and a cover letter in either Microsoft Word or PDF format. Feel free to attach letters of reference or any other information that you feel helps describe your experience and qualifications.
1. Send your application as an email attachment with the words ‘Summer Internship Application’ in the subject line to: JoinUs@opportunityatwork.org (preferred method)
2. Mail your application to:
1111 19th St, NW - Ste. 1180
Washington, DC 20036
Attn: Yolanda Townsend
Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process.
An Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer