Elementary Programs Intern - Spring 2018


$100 /monthly travel stipend

Hours per week





100 Maryland Avenue
Suite 520
United States


Horton’s Kids is a community-based organization working to drive positive change in the lives of 500 children in grades K – 12 living in one of the most under-resourced communities in southeast Washington, DC, called Wellington Park. In this neighborhood, 80 percent of adults do not have a high school diploma, and the average annual household income is less than $10,000. With support from committed volunteers, Horton’s Kids’ goal is to change the life trajectory of children by providing academic, youth development, and health and basic needs supports. To learn more about Horton’s Kids, please visit www.hortonskids.org.

We are seeking a highly-motivated student or recent graduate to serve as our Education Programs Intern for Spring 2018. The Education Programs Internship at Horton’s Kids would be a great fit for someone interested in education, working with low-income youth and families, or social work. The Education Programs Intern will work approximately 12-16 hours per week on a flexible schedule.

Key responsibilities will vary depending on intern skill level and interest:

  • Assist Education team with materials management and preparation for all tutoring programs
  • Create, prepare, and maintain literacy intervention materials
  • Maintain and prepare all general supplies for tutoring
  • Assist in Homework Help program in the afternoons
  • Attend at least one weekly tutoring program (Monday evenings, Tuesday evenings or Wednesday afternoons) to maintain materials on-site
  • Transport older youth students to tutoring in company van
  • Tutor students at programs as needed
  • Track student attendance and monitor student incentive programs
  • Contact parents, schools, or other organizational partners as needed
  • Assist with the development and implementation of on-going trainings for volunteer tutors
  • Summer interns will not assist in Tutoring or Hormework Help, as these occur during the school year only. These programs are replaced by summer enrichment such as science club, gardening club, etc.

Skills and experience needed:

  • Ability to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences
  • Ability to work independently and think creatively
  • Attention to detail, strong organizational skills
  • Enthusiasm for our mission
  • Flexibility with changing situations
  • Ability to multitask under pressure and to meet deadlines
  • Experience with Microsoft Office
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and clean driving record

Horton’s Kids staff works in a metro-accessible office located on Capitol Hill. Interns may be asked to work some evening hours, do some lifting, and assist at Horton’s Kids tutoring programs. This is an unpaid internship, but all interns whose internships are not funded by school or other grants receive a monthly $100 transportation stipend to defray commuting costs.

Applicants will be asked to undergo standard screening requirements including an FBI background check, Child Protection Register check and TB test. Must be at least 18-years old to apply. Horton’s Kids, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

How To Apply

If interested, please send your cover letter and resume in an email with the subject “Education Programs Intern Spring 2018" to jodi@hortonskids.org.