Lumina Foundation Strategic Impact Intern


The candidate will be required to provide support, coordination, and assistance on the delivery of specific projects across the Strategic Impact and Planning unit that help to advance racial equity through the attainment of quality credentials that lead to economic mobility. The unit focuses on building data systems and evidence aligned with today’s students and tomorrow’s credentials to make continuous improvement, document effective practices, inform Lumina and the field, and measure progress and success against key metrics.

The candidate will work mostly work on projects with Data and Measurement, but may be asked to work across the three departments in the unit:

Data and Measurement (primary area of focus for the internship) includes both an internal-facing role focused on gathering and analyzing data that guide our strategy and an external-facing role focused on ensuring federal, national, and state data systems and measures speak to today’s students and all high-quality credentials.

Research and Evaluation builds the evidence-base for how best to support adult students of color (Black, Hispanic, and Native American) on their pathway to earning a quality credential that leads to employability, informing our internal strategic efforts and the field.

Strategic Alignment and Planning creates tools, resources, spaces for conversations, and the overall environment that supports cross-department knowledge sharing and alignment of work.


Co-constructing, leading, and managing short projects that leverage data, research, and knowledge from the field to inform internal strategies and implementation of grants.

Identifying opportunities to elevate strong ideas from the field through writing, presenting, and assisting with convenings.

Engaging with colleagues across the foundation through internal meetings and contribute to strategizing conversations.

Working alongside strategy officers and directors to manage project coordinating tasks.

Other projects or tasks that the candidate and supervisor agree are related to the portfolio.

Education and Experience

Enrolled upper class undergraduate or graduate student, or a recent graduate; we will also consider an equivalent combination of work and learning experience.

Data and/or research knowledge of one or more of these areas and their context is ideal:

Data Analytics

Higher Education Data

Workforce Data


This Position Summary is only a summary of the typical job functions, not an exhaustive list of all possible responsibilities, and may be subject to change at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons.

Accepting Applications- February 1- February 28th, 2024

Internship Interviews - March 1- March 15th, 2024

Internship Start and End: May 13th - August 9th, 2024

Applicants should send to the e-mail address below:

A letter of interest

Resume outlining experience relevant to the position

Human Resources

[email protected]

Equal Opportunity Employer

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  • Nadira Fant
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