Join Our Team

Collective is an NYC-based diversity, equity, and inclusion consultancy and research lab that is shifting how millennial-driven organizations build, grow, engage, and retain diverse teams. Our creative and compassionate approach to integrating DEI into the foundation of organizations is centered around amplifying marginalized voices, allowing companies to cultivate equitable teams and drive sustainable culture change. 

We believe that passionate people are the key to any company’s success, so if that’s you, check out our openings below!

Business Development Intern

We’re looking for a driven and resourceful Business Development Intern to join our team for the summer. As a Business Development Intern, you’ll have the opportunity to make a huge impact in helping us expand our network through direct outreach and strategic partnerships.  You’ll work alongside the founding team to generate leads, brainstorm partnership opportunities, and connect with folks via email, phone, and events, getting hands-on experience in what it takes to grow an early-stage company.

We are committed to making access to internships available to people across all backgrounds. Because of this, internship hours are flexible (a minimum of 15 hours a week is expected), remote work is available, and each 12-week internship comes with a $1,500 stipend.

What You’ll Do

Market Research

      • Explore the landscape of DEI practitioners and events in NYC

      • Experiment with growth initiatives to find new channels to acquire clients and partners

Sales Operations and Outreach

      • Generate lead lists from online research, networking events, and more

      • Manage outbound email campaigns to connect with potential clients, A/B testing to achieve high-quality conversion

      • Represent Collective and our mission & values to companies and partners in all communications and events

Ad Hoc Projects

      • Collaborate with the Director of Strategy and Product & Operations Associate on ad hoc projects and tasks such as events, panels, case studies, databases, and more!


You’ll Be Successful If You Are…

Biz Dev Savvy

      • Comfortable with (or willing to learn about) drip campaigns, Google Sheets, and LinkedIn to stay organized while doing research and spreading the word about Collective


      • Effective written and verbal communication skills to relay clear, succinct, and digestible ideas for both internal and external partners


      • Excel in a dynamic environment that challenges you to learn new things every single day, work independently and proactively, and where you are inspired to go above and beyond to flex your current skills


      • Constantly innovating and shaking things up with original ideas and curiosity


      • Ready to go with the flow in our early stage startup culture and driven to seek out the answers to questions you may not know the answers to already


      • Team-oriented and ready to partner across Collective with an all hands on deck attitude


      • Deeply committed to respecting and amplifying underrepresented voices


What We Offer

      • Early access and experience in a growing startup with big things on the horizon

      • A flexible work environment (in our Brooklyn HQ or remote) and opportunities for learning

      • A company culture committed to valuing and respecting diverse voices

      • Opportunities to be exposed to fast-growing companies in a variety of industries

      • Networking with Collective’s community of DEI professionals

      • A $1,500 stipend for a 12-week internship

Not-so-fun fact: Research shows that while men apply to jobs when they meet an average of 60% of the criteria, women and other marginalized folks tend to only apply when they check every box. Think you have what it takes, but not sure you check every box? Reach out to us anyways. We’d love to talk and determine together whether you could be a great fit!

Collective is an equal opportunity employer, and we value diverse voices, backgrounds, and perspectives on our team. We don’t discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.