Internship posted by: ClassWish.org
Posted on: January 9, 2013
Insurance Students Wanted for Internship:
Researcher / Editor / Networker for Nonprofit Career Mentoring Website
Work in NYC or Virtually
Interested in insurance? We seek outstanding students as interns for the current school year and for the summer to collaborate on a nonprofit initiative we knowthat will help millions of teens explore careers in insurance and other fields.
We are looking for entrepreneurial, passionate, and energetic students with exceptional skills to take initiative on a range of projects. This is an outstanding leadership opportunity in an innovative, emerging nonprofit.
Here is the problem we are tackling: Most high school students (and many college students) do not know what career path they want to pursue, or even what opportunities exist. Further, they do not have a good way to figure it out. Although there are some books and websites about various careers, there is nothing that is free, engaging and informative.
Our Approach: ClassWish.org, an exciting new nonprofit, is launching a new initiative, To The Next Generation. We will provide students with useful information, spark their passions, and help them find their callings in life. Our program has three parts, all of which will be available at no cost:
Who we are: The people behind ClassWish.org include such prominent education and business leaders as Adam Hirsch, former COO, Mashable; Scott Cutler, EVP, New York Stock Exchange; Betsy Morgan, former CEO, Huffington Post; Nancy Pelz-Paget, Director, Education and Society Program, Aspen Institute; Sharon Robinson, CEO, American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education. Most importantly, current and former interns will offer a great review of ClassWish.org.
What you'll do: You will take a leadership position on the program and work with other highly motivated interns, established professionals, and directly with our co-founders as we:
The Environment: This is, frankly, a great place to work. We get great interns from all over the country and all over the world, so the atmosphere is energetic, creative, and fun. It's also casual; we're interested in your brains, creativity and heart. Want to work in jeans, a t-shirt and flip-flops? Why not!
What do we offer? You will get to do exciting work, enhance your resume with a solid record of professional achievement and community service, work with great people, and have the satisfaction of knowing that you have helped young people find their callings in life.
See presentations about some of our activities at http:ClassWish-Intern-Postings.org.
FAQ – Review ClassWish.org's outstanding internship program here:
Is this a business or a nonprofit?
ClassWish is a nonprofit, but we use the latest techniques from the business world to make a leveraged, scalable and financially-self sustaining difference in the lives of tens of millions of children.
This sounds ambitious!
Daniel Burnham, the great Chicago architect, said "Make no little plans; they have not the power to stir men's souls." (Nor women's, we hasten to add). Little plans also do not have the power to provide a better education to 56 million kids who deserve more than they are getting today. We face a crushing need in schools, have a solid plan to address it, and with your help, we intend to grow this very large and very fast.
Where are you located?
We are in Manhattan, conveniently located right across from Madison Square Garden and Penn Station. Four express subway stops, LIRR, and the PATH train are all within one block. We also hire interns to work remotely from other cities.
What skills and experience are you looking for?
We seek a wide range of skills: graphic designers, videographers, writers, researchers, creative thinkers, analytical sorts, community organizers, social media stars, people with great communication skills, MBA students, and more.
I looked at your site and have some suggestions.
Great! This is a collaborative project, and we want to hear from you. Your ClassWish review will be helpful.
Is this a paid internship?
We can offer a great experience, a great addition to your résumé, academic credit (if your school allows), stunning recommendations, and a chance to make a difference, but we are a start-up nonprofit, so can only offer unpaid internship and volunteer positions. Do check to see if your school offers a stipend program.
When will you select the interns?
We're agile. When we see a great candidate, we extend an invitation immediately. We won't keep you waiting for a decision.
What dates will the internship run?
We are flexible. Tell us what you are looking for.
What are the hours?
We welcome full-time and part-time interns. Let us know what works for you.
What will I need to bring?
Brains, heart, passion, energy, a notebook computer (as an early-stage nonprofit, we just can't afford to buy dozens of machines), and a passion to make an immediate improvement to the education of tens of millions of children.
Sounds exciting! How can I apply?