Mentor Recruitment & Management Intern – Volunteer

Candidate Profile & Core Values

Who we are: Spark engages communities to provide career exploration and self-discovery opportunities that help middle school students understand, experience and pursue what’s possible. Through workplace-based mentorships at various  Philadelphia companies & organizations, seventh-grade students discover what’s possible for their future and enhance their education through project-based learning. Spark inspires middle school youth to pursue their interests, create bonds with their communities, and develop a life-long passion for learning.


Logistics: Spark is a seeking a volunteer intern to support mentorship recruitment and volunteer training & onboarding this fall and winter. We typically ask volunteers to commit to 4 hours of volunteering (1:00-5:00pm) for about 1 day of the week (Monday OR Wednesday) from the week of November 5th through February 11th (around 12 weeks total, start and end dates are negotiable).



Candidates should:

  • Be enrolled in a degree seeking program (undergraduate or recent graduates preferred)
  • Be hard-working, accountable, and able to work autonomously
  • Be creative
  • Be comfortable asking questions and asking for direction
  • Be organized and prepared
  • Be detail-oriented
  • Strong communications skills, both in-person and through email
  • Have previous internship experience (preferred)

Core Responsibilities

Spark in Philadelphia’s Mentor Recruitment & Management Volunteer Internship is a flexible and rewarding opportunity for hard-working students interested in learning about recruitment management for an educational nonprofit. The intern will volunteer to assist in collaborating on mentor recruitment logistics at Spark’s Partner Companies and support the volunteer onboarding and training in January.

Providing direct support to the Corporate Partnerships Manager, this internship is a great opportunity to learn about the necessary behind the scenes work for running a Mentoring program. Additional networking, training, and portfolio-building opportunities are available!

Projects may include:

  • Assist with Mentorship Recruitment Operations
    • Support Manager of Corporate Partnerships in facilitating company recruitment communications, fielding mentorship inquiries and putting together company-specific program pitches
  • Volunteer Onboarding Coordination and Tracking
    • Support mentorship onboarding by following up on background check compliance for volunteers, help maintain Spark’s volunteer database (familiarity with Salesforce and Google Docs a plus), and provide general communications follow up with prospective mentor volunteers
  • Orientation & Training Logistics
    • Support January mentor orientation RSVP process, training session logistics and mentorship match process  

Application Process

To apply, please click here to submit your resume and cover letter.

For more information please email Jordan Broutman, Spark’s Manager of Corporate Partnerships, at [email protected]

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