The Umoja Community Education Foundation (Umoja) is a community of educators and learners committed to the academic success, personal growth, and self-actualization of African American and other students. Umoja seeks to educate the whole student–body, mind, and spirit. In an effort to accomplish these goals, we are inviting students to apply to participate in our Umoja Scholars Student Intern and Fellowship Program.

Selected interns and fellows work in one of the following areas:

  1. Administration Fellow
  2. Budget and Finance Intern
  3. Communications/Marketing Intern
  4. Social Media Intern
  5. Event Management
  6. Health and Wellness Fellow
  7. Legislative Fellow

Successful candidates will be assigned to the workgroups, special assignments and projects below based on their experience and interested.

Administration: The administrative fellow will work closely with the executive leadership team to provide general support.

Budget and Finance: The budget and finance intern will partner with the finance team to develop and manage event and activity budgets, process payments and income, assist with travel and more.

Communications/Marketing: The communications/marketing intern will partner with the communications team to support efforts that promote the work of Umoja through print and digital media. The intern will play an important role in using social media and other forms of marketing to advance the mission of Umoja.

Social Media: The social media intern will work closely with the Communications Director to provide immediate and up-to-date information, stories and reports on student life particularly at community colleges, but all areas of higher education.

Event Management: The events intern will partner with the events workgroup to support logistics and execution for upcoming Umoja events and activities.

Health and Wellness: The health and wellness fellow serve as a liaison between the Umoja office and the grant coordinator. They are assigned to developing strategies to highlight health disparities and resources among the student populations Umoja serves.

Legislative: The legislative fellow will work closely with the communications team to bring awareness to equity and access issues facing higher education students. They will do research, prepare reports and provide voice and leadership on emerging and critical student issues to key legislative bodies and other organizations.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Currently enrolled as a student with a minimum of six (6) semester units or 9 quarter units and maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0
  • Work independently with minimal supervision
  • Experience providing customer service
  • Able to work in teams and groups

 Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with business platforms such as Microsoft Office, Google Drive, Adobe and other word processing systems
  • Experience completing administrative tasks as assigned
  • Academic and/or professional interest in administration, finance, marketing, health and wellness and/or event management
  • Participation in an Umoja program

Working Requirements:

  • Ability to work at a computer workstation for periods up to 4 hours at a time or as needed
  • Ability to sit for up to 3 hours without breaks
  • Ability to work 8-20 hours during the academic year and during office hours


  • A monthly stipend
  • A letter of recommendation for the Umoja senior leadership
  • Certificate of program completion
  • End-of-quarter/semester closing ceremony
  • Exposure to and engagement with key leaders and community organizations

Program outcomes:

  • To expose students to leadership opportunities beyond the classroom.
  • To expose students to potential careers.
  • To position Umoja to benefit from deeper cross-generational interactions and to benefit from Umoja’s investment in student programming.                 

Umoja Community Education Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.

DISCLAIMER:  The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification.  It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees to this job.  Employees are expected to follow their supervisor’s instructions and to perform the tasks requested by their supervisors.

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