Start-Up Internship Program Management Intern: Company Recruitment and Relations

Operations /
Part-time /
About Empowerly

Empowerly ( is an education technology company that personalizes college and career counseling, with a mission to empower students to become the most successful version of themselves. 

We provide data-driven education technology, start up and research internship programs, and personalized counseling led by former college Admission Officers and experienced college counselors. We are a rapidly growing, mission-driven, and venture-backed company. It takes a unified team committed to our core values – collaboration, data driven, and empowerment – to achieve this goal and a fast-moving team committed to serving the needs of families.

Each student is holistically evaluated through our Empowerly Score™ — the only predictive technology that can also quantify subjective material. Each student is offered a three-pronged approach to evaluate academics, essays, and extracurricular activities – providing them a 360-degree view of how to be competitive against other applicants.

Empowerly raised $30 million from investors, including Goodwater Capital, Conductive Ventures, FJ Labs, Scrum Ventures, Translink Capital, Azure Capital Partners, and Spero Ventures. Our leadership team is from Teach for America, Goldman Sachs, Facebook, Google, Lucky Strike, Microsoft, and a mix of Seed, A, B, C, Private and Publicly Traded companies leadership experience. Empowerly's co-founders were also named in Forbes 30 Under 30 class of 2022. In 2022 Empowerly was named to Inc. 5000’s list of fastest growing companies in America.

We are a fully remote, global workforce focused on building world-class, college admissions advisory services and programs. So far this year, 22% of Empowerly student applications were accepted into the Ivy League, as compared to the national average of 5%. This means that across the board, we increased our student’s chances of acceptance into the Ivy League by at least four times (4X)!

About the Role

We are seeking a highly-skilled, organized, and adaptable intern to work for Empowerly part-time in our Startup Internship Program. The Empowerly Startup Internship Program opens doors for students, allowing them to explore career options, develop professional skills, and work with globally-minded companies to strengthen their resumes and/or college applications. Last year, we worked with over 470 students and almost 200 Startups located worldwide. A highly self-motivated, technologically savvy student who can work independently and thrive in a fast-paced environment is preferred.  For this particular role, we are also looking for someone with a deep knowledge of the startup world and preferably who is already engaged with the accelerator/incubator landscape in the US and beyond. 

Requirements and Responsibilities

    • Serve as a liaison between the Empowerly SIP Team and companies by fostering and maintaining relationships with current and potential new companies.
    • Build and implement a sustainable company recruitment and retention strategy for the Startup Internship Program 
    • Collect and analyze company data and feedback 
    • Develop post-mortem reports to analyze successes and growth areas in company recruitment and retention for each cycle 
    • Assist the SIP Program Manager in all aspects of company relations 

Minimum Qualifications

    • Currently an undergraduate student at a top 25 university  
    • Able to work non-traditional hours 
    • Open to working with students of high school age from various diverse backgrounds  
    • Open to relationship building with companies and nonprofits from all sectors 
    • Able to consistently meet deadlines 
    • Be highly detail oriented with effective project management skills
    • Be highly adaptive 
    • Able to work independently and engage team members collaboratively 
    • Able to work remotely with readily available internet and an appropriate workspace
    • Possess excellent time management and organizational skills
    • Possess strong emotional intelligence 
    • Possess strong analytical skills with the ability to leverage data to tell a story and inform decisions
    • Be a creative and curious problem solver with a bias towards thoughtful action and achieving results
    • Must possess a deep knowledge of startups and ideally have connections to major incubators and accelerators in the United States

Preferred Qualifications

    • Experience with Zendesk and CRM platforms like Hubspot 
    • Experience entering and then analyzing data on spreadsheets, documents, and other software applications
    • Experience in an internship in high school or college 
    • A knack for building successful client relationships 
    • A love for and great interest in the global startup ecosystem 
    • Possess fresh ideas with the willingness to think outside the box
The SIP Intern role is a part-time, non-exempt internship working remotely. The role is paid $20/hour. In addition to our tangible benefits, Empowerly provides our people the opportunity to learn and grow within a supportive team environment.