Education Intern

Education Intern

Department: Education
Division: Programs
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Status: Intern, 20 Hours/Wk

Session Dates: Tuesday, January 9, 2017 – Friday, May 26, 2017

The primary work of the Education Department at StoryCorps is the implementation and management of a program called StoryCorpsU (SCU). SCU is an interactive, year-long youth development program for high schools that uses StoryCorps interviewing techniques, radio broadcasts and animated shorts to support the development of identity and social intelligence in students. SCU is also an especially powerful tool for strengthening school relationships, a key factor in academic achievement.

At the heart of the program is the belief that all students have the strengths and capacities to help them succeed and create fulfilling lives for themselves. Within SCU, students’ strengths and capacities are reflected in the stories students tell. StoryCorpsU has been facilitated in schools in New York City, Chicago, Virginia, Washington, D.C. and the Boston area. Visit www.storycorpsu.org for more information on the program.

The Education Interns work out of our Fort Greene, Brooklyn headquarters, and are considered integral members of the Education team.

Duties and Responsibilities

Projects may include, but will not be limited to:

  • Assist in logistical and administrative responsibilities of the department
  • Manage and respond accordingly to all inquiries about the StoryCorpsU curriculum
  • Track, organize and “honestly edit” transcripts of student recordings, in order to publish the stories on a variety of platforms
  • Update the SCU online teacher communication platform regularly with a variety of relevant educational resources and research, to aid in making the platform an engaging and useful tool for partner teachers.
  • Maintain program databases that host student-produced content and program records
  • Assist in the research and pursuit of funding opportunities
  • Research topics of relevance to the development of the department

Ideal Candidate

  • Strong attention to detail and organizational ability
  • Solid communication, interpersonal and writing skills
  • Ability to function with multiple responsibilities and problem-solve proactively in a fast-paced, start-up work environment
  • Proficiency with computers and Microsoft Office
  • Interest in the field of youth development and social emotional learning
  • Experience and/or interest working with diverse populations, especially in school settings
  • Believes in the power, insight, and wisdom of the young people in our country, and desires to support a program that honors their voices

Value of the Internship

This Education internship provides hands-on experience in program implementation. The Education interns will gain knowledge of the planning, coordination, and execution of a youth development program, as well as familiarity with the operations of a mid-size nonprofit organization.

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.

To Apply:

1) Fill out the StoryCorps Internship Application.

2) Reply to the Application Confirmation Email with your cover letter and resume entitled “YourNameLetter,” “YourNameResume” (e.g. JaneSmithLetter).

3) If you have any questions please email internship@storycorps.org. No calls please.

The deadline for all Winter/Spring 2017 internship applications is Sunday, October 23, 2016.

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