We are currently accepting applications for summer interns at Boston Partners in Education (Boston Partners) through the John Hancock MLK Summer Scholars program. These internships are open to current BPS students. Priority will be given to students who are 16-18 years old and are currently Boston Partners mentees. However, we are open to any BPS student who exhibits leadership qualities and is excited about this opportunity.

About The Organization

Imagine that you or a classmate were having a difficult time in keeping up with virtual school. What if you had a mentor to meet with once a week to help you stay on top of school work and check in on how you were doing? Since 1966, Boston Partners in Education has been recruiting and training volunteers of all ages and backgrounds to support Boston Public Schools students.

Boston Partners in Education’s mission is to enhance the academic achievement and nurture the personal growth of Boston’s public school students by providing them with focused, individualized in-school and after school volunteer support.

What You Will Do

We are looking ahead to the 2021-22 school year and need to recruit more mentors and students to join our programs. We need your help to spread the word so that more volunteers, parents, and BPS students know about our organization. As a John Hancock MLK Scholar at Boston Partners, your job over the summer will be to work with staff at Boston Partners to conduct community outreach and recruit volunteer mentors and families by flyering in our target communities and hosting virtual recruitment events. This will be a fully remote position with the exception of a few days in the community flyering.

Scholars will also: Contribute to the Boston Partners in Education blog and social media; Design student recruitment strategies for our newest program, Independent Learning Support; Help staff plan for our Fall volunteer engagement and fundraiser event through solicitations and marketing design

What You Will Gain

  • Scholars will be paid $2,025 each over 6 weeks, paid biweekly
  • Work experience in a non-profit office 
  • Professional Development through in-office trainings, supervision, and biweekly Mayor Menino Leadership Forums

Who Can Be A John Hancock MLK Scholar

John Hancock’s MLK Scholars Program funds over 600 summer jobs for teens at nearly 70 local non-profit organizations. This application is for employment at Boston Partners.

  • Scholars must be between the ages of 16 to 18 (focus on current High School Sophomores and Juniors)
  • Scholars must live full-time in Boston
  • Scholars must be available to work five days per week for 6 weeks from July 6th to August 13th 2021 for 25 hours per week

Strong interpersonal skills, demonstrated leadership skills, experience with online research and microsoft office, fair writing skills, and/or interest in social media strengthen application.