Internship posted by: ClassWish.org
Posted on: January 9, 2013
Legal Researcher / Editor Intern - Nonprofit Career Mentoring Website
Work in NYC or Virtually
Interested in law? We seek outstanding undergraduate and graduate students as interns f for the current school year and for the summer to collaborate on the boldest nonprofit initiative we know that will help millions of teens explore careers in law 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 leadership 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 students find their callings.
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 difference in the lives of tens of millions of students.
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).
Where are you located?
Right in Manhattan, across from Madison Square Garden, within one block of four express subway stops, PATH, LIRR, and NJ Transit. We will also hire interns to work remotely from other cities.
What skills and experience are you looking for?
We seek a wide range of skills: research, social media, outreach, and marketing. Tell us what you've got. We are looking for students with expertise in law and every other career field.
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.
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 hiring for the spring semester, for the summer, and beyond. 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, and passion. We also need you to bring your own notebook computer. As a small start-up, we just cannot afford to buy dozens of machines.
What careers will you cover?
We will cover a full range of careers.
Sounds exciting! How can I apply?
Partial List of the Careers Covered by To The Next Generation
City council person
Commercial shipping jobs
Correction Treatment Specialist
Elementary/Middle school teacher
Health care (also see doctors)
High school teacher
Machine and tool design
medical malpractice attorney
Performoing arts management
personal injury attorney
Real estate attorney
Real estate developer
Supreme Court Justic
Teaching & Education
Theater set design
trust & estate attorney