Transformation Support Intern

Position Details

Position Type: Internship (For Stipend)
Reports To: Director, Transformation Support
Work Location: Virtual
Level of Travel Required: 25%
Duration: 9 Weeks (May 31, 2024 -August 1, 2024)

Application Deadline:  April 1, 2024

ICB Overview

The Institute for Capacity Building was launched by UNCF President and CEO Dr. Michael Lomax in 2006 to provide targeted capacity-building resources to help UNCF’s member institutions improve admission, retention, and graduation rates. Historically, ICB offered discrete technical assistance in Enrollment Management, Institutional Advancement, Executive Leadership, Facilities & Infrastructure Enhancement, Institutional Effective, and Fiscal and Strategic Technical Assistance. While the provided technical assistance was helpful, ICB leaders recognized a need to shift our methodology from discrete technical assistance to a more holistic approach. Read more about UNCF’s Institute for Capacity Building on our new website and follow us on our social media pages on Twitter (@uncficb), LinkedIn (UNCF Institute for Capacity Building. 

Core to all change initiatives is identifying core capacities – people, processes, and technologies – needed to execute and sustain efforts in the short- and long-term. Capacity building also includes strengthening, replacing, and sharing institutional resources. 

ICB uses a resiliency-focused approach that seeks to grow HBCU impact while deepening HBCU connections and influence. We define resiliency as the institutional ability to achieve success today while future-proofing its operations for tomorrow. Resiliency is driven in our view by three factors:

  • Effectiveness, or the institutional ability to recruit, enroll, retain, and graduate students while delivering a 21st century-ready educational experience.
  • Competitiveness, or the institutional ability to distinguish itself through its academic program, institutional experience, and student outcomes; and
  • Viability, or the institutional ability to leverage and/or secure institutional resources to deliver against its mission and purpose.

Job Overview

UNCF – Institute for Capacity (ICB)’s Transformation Support Team is seeking an intern to provide administrative support for a wide range of ICB programs. We are looking for a proactive, highly motivated intern to share their organizational skills in program management. This intern will be responsible for building relationships with ICB staff and institutional contacts to navigate program activities. Additionally, this intern will be designing, implementing & finalizing, and assigned special projects. We are seeking enthusiastic interns who can work full-time (35 hours per week) between May 2024 and August 2024.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support Program Managers in organizing program activities
  • Support Senior Program Managers in special projects
  • Create and manage internship goals
  • Provide administrative support 
    • Check-in calls
    • Attend Program Manager team meetings
    • Virtual Connections
    • Other meetings
  • Provide feedback and recommendations from institutional learnings
  • Prepare meeting summaries and briefs from all Program Manager interactions
  • Formulate, organize and monitor inter-connected projects
  • Cultivate internal and external relationships 
  • Other duties or responsibilities as assigned

Skills/ Qualifications/ Experience

  • Excellent problem-solving, critical thinking, and communication skills.
  • Self-motivated with the ability to multi-task competing projects and priorities
  • Applicants must be currently enrolled in an accredited baccalaureate degree program

Application must include the following

  • Current resume/CV
  • 2.5 GPA requirement
  • Unofficial transcript from an undergraduate program 
  • List of three professional/academic references
  • Writing sample (Why do you want to be a Transformation Support Intern? 500–750-word count)

Please submit application materials to: or
Subject Line: 2024 Transformation Support Internship