PROGRAMMING INTERN

Job Type

Part Time
Contract

Salary

Details: $18 per hour, up to 10 hours per week

Published

10/30/2018

Start Date

01/07/2019

Application Deadline

12/07/2018

Address

135 East 57th Street
New York
New York
10022
United States

Description

ABOUT DREAMWAKERS

As seen in the New York Times, Washington Post and Forbes, DreamWakers is a nonprofit edtech startup that uses free video chat services like Google Hangouts to bring diverse and dynamic leaders into under-resourced classrooms. Working across 38 states, DreamWakers connects 4th-12th grade students with vetted career role models who work at places such as Apple, JetBlue Airways and The White House. DreamWakers' video sessions last 45 minutes, and are called "flashchats." Each flashchat is designed to shed light on the real-world applicability of course lessons, while inspiring students to plan for future life and career opportunities.


DREAMWAKERS INTERNSHIP PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Interns at DreamWakers get a first-hand look at how a growing edtech startup functions on a day-to-day basis. Our interns have the opportunity to learn about education innovation, digital media, nonprofit business operations, public service, and more.


PROGRAMMING INTERN

The Programming Intern will assist in DreamWakers' education initiatives and outreach. The ideal candidate will be a college or graduate student with an interest in pursuing a career in education, innovation, public service, or startups. He or she must possess strong written, research, and interpersonal skills. Experience in creating lesson plans and grant writing a plus.


PURPOSE

DreamWakers seeks a Programming Intern to support our mission and organizational growth. Ideal candidates are highly-organized, excellent communicators who are passionate about education equality and digital media.


PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist with recruitment and retention of educators
  • Draft lesson plans and extension activities for 4th-12th grades students
  • Help research and write grant applications
  • Research successful evidence-based program models, emerging policy, and fundraising trends to support program development
  • Host flashchats on Google Hangouts with DreamWakers classrooms
  • Perform other duties as assigned in support of the DreamWakers team


QUALIFICATIONS

  • Student currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program with passion for education innovation, startups, education policy
  • Detail-oriented writer; experience drafting lesson plans and/or grant applications preferred
  • Creative communicator; experience creating compelling content for social media
  • Self-motivated, highly-organized, upbeat
  • Ability to work independently and in collaboration with team members
  • Familiarity with Apple office products, Excel, Google Suite, Hootsuite, Wix

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

info@dreamwakers.org

If you’re interested in this internship opportunity, please email your resume and a cover letter to: info@dreamwakers.org, with “PROGRAMMING INTERN” in the subject line by NOON on Friday, December 7th.


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