Community Training Intern
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Status: Student Intern
A department of StoryCorps’ Program Division, Community Training furthers the mission of StoryCorps by supporting both large-scale institutions and small grassroots organizations as they embed interviewing, recording, and listening into their services. A large portion of Community Training’s work is dedicated to StoryCorps Legacy, providing people with serious illness and their families the opportunity to record, preserve and share their stories. Community Training staff work collaboratively with multiple departments at StoryCorps to consolidate the various skills, knowledge, and practices needed to train organizations to engage in recording and interviewing projects within their communities.
Duties and Responsibilities
Projects may include, but will not be limited to:
- Listen to interviews for potential stories to edit and share
- Create edited segments of interviews to share with community partners
- Research and identify organizations serving diverse communities throughout the country
- Prepare materials for partner training days
- Assist with the processing of interviews, including data-basing, indexing, and sending participant packages
- Research and identify partner-specific topics for the Community Training Resource Guide, including current issues, best practices, and cultural sensitivity
- Plan quarterly “Listening Lunches” for StoryCorps staff
- Promote StoryCorps Community Training to the public through presentations and/or tabling events
- Manage the Community Training Press Portfolio, keeping all related press organized
- Assist with the creation of educational tools and manual
- Administrative tasks as needed, including taking minutes at bi-monthly meetings and entering evaluation materials from partner organizations into StoryCorps data systems
Sensitivity, resourcefulness, strong attention to detail, ability to take initiative and to work both independently and as a team are vital. Familiarity with Excel and/or FileMaker Pro is a plus. Passion for serving those with serious illness and a knowledge of hospice, disease-specific, and/or palliative care organizations are preferred but not required. Bilingual fluency in English and Spanish and an interest in serving community-based organizations are highly preferred.
Value of Internship
At the end of the internship the Community Training intern will gain knowledge, skills, and experience in community outreach and organization. The intern will also gain experience in activities involved in the planning, coordination, and execution of an innovative, collaborative program housed within a large-scale oral history project.
StoryCorps seeks to hire staff who reflect the diversity of the communities they serve. All positions at StoryCorps are filled without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, HIV/AIDS status, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. All are encouraged to apply.