Business Operations Intern
Job Type

This is an Academic or Paid Internship Opportunity:

  • The academic internship requires school approval.
  • The paid internship will be paid on a stipend basis in the amount of $1,200

Time frame: 12 weeks based on start date and academic calendar.

Hours: Up to 20 hours per week with a flexible schedule.

Who We Are: 

YouthBuild Philadelphia Charter School is a tuition-free, public charter high school, with a singular focus on supporting youth aged 17-20 who have been pushed out of traditional schools. During our 1-year alternative program,  Youthbuild facilitates a warm, loving culture that uses a variety of structures to build community, such as a restorative-justice approach to discipline, weekly community meetings, and school-wide service projects. Students are empowered to attain their high school diploma and vocational certifications, while receiving unconditional support by the staff around them. At YouthBuild, we work intentionally to disrupt the cycle of poverty and support our students to achieve post-secondary success (4-year college, 2-year college, vocational training program, or liveable wage job). Visit to learn more.

The Opportunity: 

The Business Operations Intern should be an organized, detail oriented, and self-motivated person with great customer service skills. A strong candidate will have the ability to function in a fast-paced, dynamic environment. The Business Operations Intern will gain understanding of the functions, goals, and workings of the non-profit sector, including hands-on experience in operations and office management.

Who You Are: 

 You are/have…

  • Invested in our core values - Respect, Excellence and Perseverance.
  • Equity-focused and believe that all students can achieve. 
  • Passionate about community service and civic engagement.
  • Excited to mentor students and support them throughout their time at YouthBuild and beyond.
  • Collaborative and dedicated to personal and professional development.
  • Currently enrolled in an Associate’s or Bachelor's degree program
  • Excellent verbal and interpersonal communication skills and ability to interact with all levels of staff
  • Strong problem-solving and critical thinking skills
  • Self-motivated with the ability to apply and continually develop skills
  • Ability to take initiative and accept ownership and responsibility for assigned projects

What You’ll Do: 

  • Assist the Facilities and Operations Coordinator (Ops Coordinator) with day-to-day office and facilities management
  • Support the CFO/COO and Ops Coordinator in the high stakes planning process for our transition from our current office space to our new school building in summer of 2024
  • Assist in research and outreach with current or future vendors relating to facilities, operations, and office management to ensure completion of tasks
  • Manage procurement of office and classroom supplies, including processing purchase orders, creating packing lists, and submitting Invoices in accordance with Finance policies and procedures
  • Provide excellent customer service to staff and students related to office management functions
  • Perform walkthroughs of school’s facilities and common spaces to maintain an organized environment and report any facilities/safety concerns.
  • Coordinate mail and shipping: posting, processing and dropping off of mail and/or UPS and FedEx; maintain mail and shipping supplies.
  • Other duties as assigned and provide additional support as needed

What We Offer You: 

  • Supportive and collaborative work environment
  • Strong community support and involvement