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Deadline to Apply: April 15, 2022
Weekly Schedule: Mid-June to Mid-August, average 20-35 hours/week M-F, flexible hours
Location: Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Compensation: $500 – $1,500 stipend depending on hours
How to Apply: Send resume and cover letter to Sally Bittner Bonn with the subject line “SummerWrite Internship”
SCOPE OF WORK
The SummerWrite Youth Education Internship offers college students the opportunity to work in a creative and dynamic work environment where they will gain valuable experience in 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.
Work with the Director of Youth Education and SummerWrite Coordinators on the behind-the-scenes functions of 32 SummerWrite reading and writing youth camps, K-12. Week-long camps feature a range of such literary and social justice topics as Harry Potter, Magic Tree House, fantasy & fiction, creating diverse characters, Deaf Lens, playwriting, poetry, Shakespeare, and more!
June 2022: Participate in onboarding mentoring provided by WAB staff.
- 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 Director of Youth Education with additional tasks as requested
- Vaccination against COVID-19 is required.
- A 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 Google Workspace and Microsoft Office; facility with or ready to learn Canva, Constant Contact, Survey Monkey