Paid Summer Internship - Support Kids' Summer Learning at LitCamps Around NYC

Job Type

Part Time Temporary


Minimum: $2,800.00
Maximum: $2,800.00




222 Broadway
New York
New York
United States



LitWorld is a non-profit organization fostering resilience, hope, and joy through the power of story. Our programs and campaigns build self-confidence, promote leadership, and strengthen children and their communities. We believe that all children deserve safe, educational, and fun opportunities to learn, grow, and share their own stories. Our LitCamp model is praise-centric, friendship-focused, and fundamentally literacy-enhancing. We run LitCamps in high need locations around the world.

This summer, gain a paid one-of-a-kind experience in New York City. In this role as a LitCamp intern with LitWorld, you will have opportunities for dynamic professional development from leaders in the field of education as you work hands-on running summer LitCamps. In partnership with the NYC Department of Education, you will help to lead a high-quality literacy and arts-based experiential learning day camp, helping LitWorld reach key communities in our global literacy movement.


LitCamp interns will partner with teachers and other school staff to run summer programming for children and teens ages 6-14. LitCamp interns will begin with an intensive training week, becoming immersed in the LitWorld core values and curriculum. Interns will work together with the LitCamp Directors and teachers on-site to teach and mentor kids at camp, and to build a strong community of joyful learners.

Interns will also participate in various projects throughout the summer to enhance campers’ experience and enrich their learning. Through participation in such projects interns will gain behind-the-scenes knowledge of a non-profit organization that works closely with vulnerable communities and children around the world.


- Create a positive, fun and safe environment for campers and the greater LitCamp community

- Utilize the LitCamp curriculum to lead groups of children in activities, including reading and writing workshops, community-building games and arts projects

- Support and assist teachers in the classroom

- Engage one-on-one with students to aid their learning and to build meaningful relationships

- Work with LitWorld staff to further develop LitCamp curriculum

- Work on site specific projects that could include but are not limited to creating published compilation of campers’ writing and art, tracking and incentivizing independent reading, utilizing rubrics, interviews and surveys to assess campers’ growth throughout the course of the summer

- Perform other duties as assigned

Position is paid - $13/hr

Professional Level

Entry level

Minimum Education Required


How To Apply

Application Process: Please submit to your resume and a cover letter responding to the prompt:

“In your experience or opinion, how does literacy, defined as reading, writing, speaking and listening, build resilience?”

Please also include the contact information for 2 references, one professional or academic, and one personal (not related to you).

Send all applications to with the name of position you are applying for in the subject line.

Please note that due to a high number of applicants, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

The application deadline for this position is April 15th, 2018.