SummerWrite Internship

YOUTH EDUCATION INTERNSHIP

“I have never worked with a kinder, more approachable group of people! Throughout the internship, I never felt uncomfortable reaching out for help or asking a question, whether I was speaking with a SummerWrite staff member, a teaching artist, an apprentice, or someone at the desk in the bookstore.” — 2023 Intern

SCOPE OF WORK

The SummerWrite Youth Arts Education Internship offers college and college-age students the opportunity to work in a creative, dynamic environment, gaining valuable experience in youth arts education, literary programming, youth development, evaluative practices, and data management; and exposure to the daily operations of a nonprofit arts organization. This is an ideal position for aspiring educators, writers, or individuals interested in exploring a career in the arts or non-profit sector.

Weekly Schedule:

Mid-June to early July: average 15-20 hours/week, M-F

Early July to mid-August: average 30-40 hours/week, M-F

Location: Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue

Compensation: $2,000 stipend

Responsible to: SummerWrite Coordinator and Youth Education Associate

Deadline to Apply: March 30, 2024

How to Apply: Send resume and cover letter to Clara O’Connor at clarao@wab.org.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES 

Work with the Youth Education Associate and the SummerWrite Coordinators on the many operational, administrative, and communications functions of SummerWrite, Writers & Books’ reading and writing youth camps, K-12. Week-long camps feature a range of literary and social justice topics, such as Harry Potter, fantasy & fiction, visual arts and creative writing collaborative camps, and more.

Assignments include:

  • Preparing and distributing program evaluations to all constituents
  • Compiling, formatting, and reviewing program evaluation data
  • Creating and managing regular posts on the SummerWrite blog and other social media as requested
  • Preparing and sending weekly Constant Contact to families of program participants
  • Compiling and formatting student anthologies
  • Assisting with student supervision during the lunch hour
  • Assisting SummerWrite Coordinator and Youth Education Associate with additional tasks as requested

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Commitment to Writers & Books’ mission, values, and JEDAI goals
  • Demonstrated interest in the literary arts and/or youth education
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to be flexible within a fast-paced and ever-changing environment
  • Facility with or ready to learn Google Workspace, Microsoft Office, Canva, Constant Contact, Survey Monkey