Student and Alumni Success Intern


Reports To: Success Coordinator

Supervisory Responsibilities: No

YouthBuild Philadelphia Charter School

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


YouthBuild Philadelphia Charter School's mission is to empower young adults (18-20 year-olds) to develop skills and connect to opportunities by fostering an environment of love, support, and respect for their whole person. Students graduate high school and successfully transition to college and career as critically conscious leaders, committed to positive change for themselves and their communities.


YouthBuild Philadelphia Charter School provides an outstanding alternative education that activates the capacity of all students to learn, achieve and grow. YBPCS will be recognized as a model of authentic experiential learning, not only among programs serving out-of-school youth, but also among all high-achieving schools and youth programs in the country.

High expectations, a nurturing climate, personalized culture and rigorous real world learning experiences ensures that graduates are poised for life-long learning and career advancement. It is our vision that YouthBuild graduates will emerge as highly accomplished, self-sufficient, self aware and socially conscious citizens. Graduates will be energized about their futures and build support networks for their personal, social and emotional health and well-being.

YouthBuild Philadelphia Charter School will maximize its capacity to engage each student’s passion, tap into his or her individual potential and provide him or her with real opportunities for personal and professional transformation.


YBPCS’ values are deeply held and come from a love of humanity and a perspective that views each student as a community asset. The programs three core values - respect, excellence and perseverance – are reinforced through all aspects of the program.

Impact Statement

Young people in Philadelphia who are disconnected will build skills and access resources and opportunities to achieve economic stability and personal development, and become critically conscious leaders within their communities.

Position Overview:

The ideal intern should be an organized strong multi-tasker, has good communication skills, who is self-motivated with great customer service skills. A strong candidate will have the ability to function in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.

The Success Intern will learn how to build strong relationships with young people and the many different resources available to them in the Philadelphia area. The Success Intern will gain knowledge in barrier reduction, Student Engagement, Career Development, Mental Health including hands-on experience to work with students individually and as a group. Intern will work closely with an experienced Success Coordinator to assist in providing the best possible services to our students.

Essential Functions:

  • Assist with managing a caseload of 10 students;
  • Assist in the interdisciplinary GPS team, monitoring interventions (behavioral, academic, and social) and communicating student's’ status to appropriate staff.
  • Monitor attendance and provide outreach to students missing school days.
  • Maintain accurate notes and communicate updates to appropriate staff.
  • Assist in creating Professional Development training for Alumni
  • Attend department, all-staff, GPS, and other meetings, as required by the Supervising Success Coordinator and/or Director of Student and Alumni Success.

  • Currently enrolled in a 4 year degree program in Social Work or Psychology
  • Proven success working with a team in a professional environment
  • Excellent verbal and interpersonal communication skills and ability to interact with all levels of staff
  • Creativity in developing strategies that lead to students’ success;
  • Ability to operate in a fast-paced, highly flexible work—often highly intense—work environment;
  • The selected candidate must be able to provide the hiring team with all background clearances and testing results required and provided at the time of the offer. All certifications and results should be sent prior to the stipulated start date in order to proceed.
  • The selected intern will be reimbursed for all clearance and testing expenses required by the YouthBuild Philadelphia Charter School upon the start of the internship once all receipts are given to the HR Department and these have been processed accordingly.

Clearance Requirements

  • FBI - Criminal History Report
  • PATCH - Pennsylvania Police Department - Criminal Background Check (and/or applicable based on State of residency)
  • PA Child Abuse History Clearance
  • TB Test Results
  • Act 24 - Arrest Conviction Form
  • NSOPW - National Sex Offender Clearance
  • Act 168 - Sexual Misconduct Form

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by this employee.

All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, marital status, medical condition, veteran status or any other basis as protected by federal, state, or local law.