Length of Internship:
Semester/Quarter-1 Year
Internship Industry:
Education & Higher Education
Required Qualifications:

-Experience with coordinating and planning events
-Experience with handling event logistics (managing attendees, reviewing location details, supplies, stakeholders)
-Able to manage multiple tasks at once efficiently and must work well under deadline pressure
-Problem solving/solution oriented personality and quickly adapts to new situations
-Proficient in the use of MS Office Suite (Word, Powerpoint, Excel) and Google Apps (Drive, Sheets, Calendar, etc.)
-Proactive and proven ability to work independently unsupervised as well as with a team
-Passionate about YFIOB’s mission and desire to improve and grow YFIOB
-Must be able to attend events at schools in Santa Cruz County
-Should be comfortable in situations with loud noise and crowded spaces
-Must be able to stand for long periods of time (1 hour)
-Able to lift 10-20lbs and/or a negligible amount of force to move objects such as tables and chairs

PLEASE SEND YOUR COVER LETTER TO yourfutureisourbusiness@gmail.com


Your Future Is Our Business is a non-profit that helps students explore different careers and opportunities available. We develop partnerships with businesses, organizations, and professionals in the area and connect them with students. We host a variety of programs, such as career expos and career panels, to help introduce students to occupations and industries they might not have been aware of and to available opportunities to get experience in the work field. We want students to explore the many paths that are available so that they know there are several ways that they can impact their community!

The operations associate intern is responsible for coordinating and managing events such as career expos and career panels, reviewal and reassessment of events, and reporting to team as well as YFIOB board about the status of the programs.

Duties include:

  • Communicate regularly with school officials, teachers, and stakeholders to run programs/events
  • Calling, meeting in person, or contacting partners through email
  • Review and adapt event timelines and complete tasks on schedule
  • Propose ideas to improve event efficiency and quality
  • Conduct pre– and post–event evaluations and report on outcomes on a weekly basis
  • Respond to all YFIOB related emails and inquiries in a timely manner
  • Meet weekly and work collaboratively with YFIOB staff
  • Attend other YFIOB events when possible/as needed and provide representation for YFIOB
  • Proactively handle challenges, troubleshoots problems, and asks for assistance when needed

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About Your Future Is Our Business

Your Future Is Our Business was formed in 1993 by a Santa Cruz Chamber of Commerce education committee. Ever since, our mission is to provide every Santa Cruz County student with opportunities to discover a fulfilling and successful career. In the modern, shifting workplace, students need to make informed decisions that empower them to forge careers. We bring schools and businesses together to support students in becoming Santa Cruz County’s next generation of workers. It’s all about providing young people clear direction in their lives.

We implement work-based learning, the educational strategy providing students with real-life experiences and the opportunity to improve their academic and technical skills, while developing their employability. Our work includes building a countywide network of community leaders and businesses who see the talent and potential in our students. With this incredible support, we host monthly career panels and expos at various schools, ranging from K-12th grade. Students receive a real-world setting along with practical advice on planning a career path. We are fully staffed by college interns, supervised by a part-time executive director, all coordinating together to successfully run a non-profit organization.

Today, students who have participated in our programs can be found throughout the county, working in every industry. It’s likely that you’ve worked with them, employed them, received the benefits of their talents, or availed yourself of their professional services. We’re proud of the students who we have inspired to follow their dreams to great careers. We have heartfelt appreciation to all the businesses and professionals who have given their time to guide our youth.

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