Jobs: Nonprofit Jobs

Internal Business Strategy Internship, Station1

Boston and Lawrence, Mass.
Mar / 26 / 2018

Organization Description

Station1, a fiscally sponsored project of TSNE MissionWorks, is a nonprofit organization that is building a foundation for the university of the future ― a scalable model of higher education based on inclusion and equity, learning through frontier project-based inquiry and research, and the integration of science and technology with societal perspective and impact. Station1:

  • Creates and implements high quality, transformative education, research, and internship programs that bring together a diverse cohort of students, across race, gender, socioeconomic background, region, and life experiences, to foster their meaningful careers and lives in our changing world;
  • Carries out specialized higher education projects, for example, in the areas of postsecondary finance, blended learning, and computer-assisted curriculum design, and;
  • Collaborates with partners across academia, industry, and the public sector to catalyze and foster access and advancement of science and technology-focused higher education.

Job Summary

Join an exciting new nonprofit higher education venture with Station1, which was founded by Professor Christine Ortiz at MIT who focused on broadening access and inclusion, pedagogical innovation, and enhancing quality of higher education. This role is an opportunity to participate in an extraordinary green-field project with a trajectory for national and international social impact.  We anticipate this internship to be approximately 10 hours per week.

Essential Job Functions

  • Strategic planning in areas of financial sustainability;
  • Conducting in depth research on postsecondary finance cost structure using institutional benchmarks, literature, and interviews;
  • Developing and evaluating potential revenue generation strategies;
  • Market evaluation and strategy;
  • Value proposition and competitive advantage;
  • Growth and scale plan;
  • Developing a framework for and quantitative assessment of social return on investment;
  • Risk analysis.


  • Residency in eastern Massachusetts;
  • Available for 10 hours per week, including regular weekly meetings;
  • Available for the next 3 months; 6 months preferred.
  • Commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity;
  • Excellent quantitative skills;
  • Prefer student enrolled in MBA or Masters in Finance programs;
  • Collaborative team player;
  • Outstanding research and written communication skills / reports / presentations.

Skills Gained

  • Experience with social entrepreneurship in an educational startup environment;
  • Provide an inside look at the day to day operations of a non-profit, as well as
  • strategic decision making;
  • Work directly with leaders of a nonprofit organization;
  • Make connections and grow a network with business leaders; and
  • Increase communication skills - written and oral.

To Apply

We strongly encourage online applications. Please attach your resume and a cover letter.

Apply online here.

We also accept applications by mail or fax. Send to:

TSNE MissionWorks
Attn: Employment Manager
NonProfit Center
89 South Street, Suite 700
Boston, MA  02111
Or fax to: 617.896.9393.

TSNE MissionWorks and Station1 envision a society grounded in principles of social and economic justice. As such, we strive to achieve excellence through a diverse and inclusive workplace that honors each individual as a whole person. Our vision and values are reflected in all our employment-related decisions, including hiring practices. Accordingly, TSNE MissionWorks actively seeks people who bring diverse backgrounds and perspectives to join us in our work. We value the unique talents and contributions of each of our employees.

As an EOE/AA employer, TSNE MissionWorks/Station1 will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin or ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identification, genetic information, veteran or disability status, or any other factor prohibited by law.