Squash and Education Alliance

PICS Organization Name
Squash and Education Alliance

City/State
New York, NY

Organization Description

The Squash and Education Alliance is the headquarters to a network of nonprofit 20 member organizations in the U.S. and 5 organizations abroad. Member organizations provide year-round, long-term support to approximately 2,500 young people from under-resourced communities, providing academic support, squash, and college and career support.

SEA's mission is to lead, launch, and strengthen its network of member organizations. To achieve our mission, we focus on 3 primary areas — growth, program quality, and student and alumni opportunities.

  • Growth: We team up with local leaders to launch new programs in cities that can sustain and grow strong organizations over time.

 

  • Program Quality: We identify and promote the adoption of our model’s best practices through the sharing of information and ideas, metric-based evaluations of member programs, and professional development.

 

  • Student and Alumni Opportunities: We provide squash, academic, college preparation and career opportunities to participating elementary, middle and high school students from around the network. These opportunities include squash tournaments, summer training camps, elite squash development, summer scholarships to boarding schools and colleges, and civic leadership trips. SEA also runs a college leadership and support program and a job training and internship placement program for college students and alumni.


SEA's team of 7 would benefit greatly from the support of a Princeton intern. The intern would play a critical role in logistics, event planning, communications, development, and data will ensure the success of SEA's student and alumni opportunities during the summer.

Internship Description

The Squash and Education Alliance seeks a hardworking, organized, and curious intern to support SEA's special summer project(s). Though the specific project(s) for the PICS Intern will be determined once the student is selected, the PICS Intern will have the opportunity to learn new or expand upon skills in: nonprofit operations, event-planning, development and communications, and/or data analysis, depending on the individual’s interests and desired experience. The Princeton Intern may also assist in the preparation and execution of summer events, as needed.

Responsibilities and projects may include, but not be limited to, the following areas:

  • Operations, Event Planning, and Administration
    • Assist the SEA team with various aspects of event operations, such as ordering supplies, tracking expenses, organizing meeting logistics (live or virtual), preparing travel arrangements.
    • Assist in executing the annual Citizenship Tour and/or Career Connections Boot Camp. Responsibilities may include: student paperwork tracking, itinerary building, and research of speakers and preparation of materials.
    • Assist in the coordination and logistics of SEA’s summer squash tournaments, camps, and squads. Responsibilities may include organizing waivers, entries, housing, and transportation.
  • Development, Fundraising, and Communications
    • Assist with website and social media updates, managing SEA’s email distribution list, and writing donor acknowledgment letters.
  • Data Collection and Analysis
    • Data entry and cleaning of alumni survey responses, and college and graduation updates in the database.
    • Data cleaning and analysis of responses from SEA’s annual staff survey.

By the end of this summer internship, the Princeton Intern will have:

  • Worked on meaningful projects that directly impact the students we serve;
  • Engaged in conversations with various stakeholders (ex: staff, students, alumni, network leadership) to gain a critical understanding of the various aspects of nonprofit administration;
  • Learned relevant skills to continue a career in the nonprofit sector and sports-based youth development, should the intern so choose.
Weekly Stipend # of Weeks Required Dates Start Time End Time Housing Provided? Public Transportation? Certificate Requirement? Can be Remote?
$500 10 None 9:00 am 5:00 pm No Yes No Yes

Internship Qualifications

  • Experience or familiarity with the sport of squash a plus
  • Interest in nonprofit administration and management, and/or sports-based youth development
  • Sets extremely high standards for self and has a strong work ethic
  • Detail oriented, meets deadlines, and can adapt to last minute changes
  • Ability to multitask
  • Communicates clearly and professionally
  • High energy, responsible, and open to direction from colleagues

Additional Info

  • A background check is required
  •  If summer events go as planned (ex: squash tournaments or the Citizenship Tour), there may be an opportunity for the intern to participate, which will include travel, overnight stays, and work outside the regular schedule.
  • Some domestic travel required