Leaders Sponsoring Upward Mobility Internships
Upward Mobility is a unique industry-wide program that has been developed to provide underserved students with access to formative work experiences with industry-leading organizations in the field of employee mobility. At the same time, it creates a talent pipeline of smart, motivated students of color through internships and brings a far greater breadth of thought, perspective, and experience that is needed by mobility employers to ensure our continued shared success.
Creating these opportunities exclusively for this targeted student population helps to level the playing field and positively impacts ongoing career success.
Across all industries and sectors, there is a well-documented lack of access to formative work experiences for students of color that perpetuates inequality and limits their post-graduation success. Providing opportunities for underrepresented groups to work in the field of employee mobility lifts us all and creates a more equitable society.
How it Works
Upward Mobility partners with urban universities and HBCUs to source high-potential talent who will apply for internship opportunities. Eligible students are persons of color. Upward Mobility's goal is a diverse and inclusive workforce, achieved by partnering with urban universities and HBCUs.
Upward Mobility collaborates with hosting companies that pay interns a minimum of $15/hour and offer mentorship throughout the summer. The companies also determine if the internships will be in-person, virtual, or a hybrid of both. Our goal is to ensure students have access to diverse and inclusive work opportunities.
Hosting employers provide job descriptions for their available positions, reaching potential applicants via our partner schools, which invite their students to apply for jobs of interest. After reviewing applications and completing an interview process, hosts select and hire their interns.
Ernange Alphonse's experience with the Upward Mobility program at Synergy Global Housing was not only a great opportunity for professional development but also opened up doors for future career prospects.
The extended internship provided her with valuable hands-on experience and an understanding of the inner workings of the industry, setting him up for success in his future career endeavors.
It went so well, the internship was extended into the school year!
Our students participate in industry-wide training, giving them a broad understanding of what employee mobility entails while also exposing them to the rich, varied opportunities that exist in our field. This training prepares students for success not only in their current roles but also provides them with the skills and knowledge needed to advance their careers.
It’s more than a great summer job!
Each intern is provided with a FREE MEMBERSHIP to Worldwide ERC®, the premier mobility industry association.
Our interns attend networking events and may even participate in a project with peer interns in other organizations to solve shared challenges across the industry, ultimately presenting their input to a panel representing leaders from each host.
Upward Mobility is expanding its partnerships with industry employers, colleges and universities.
Organizations that are interesting in arranging an exploratory conversation about participating in Upward Mobility are encouraged to
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How to become a partner?
Becoming a partner with Eleven+ is easy, simply reach out to our Chief Program Officer Carolyn Parelli at Carolyn.Parelli@eleven-plus.org.
She will be happy to provide you with all the necessary information on how to join our network of partners and collaborate with us to make a positive impact in the education industry. Don't hesitate to contact us today to discuss potential opportunities for partnership.
You can also use the email contact form below.
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