Education Outreach Intern

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Interested in furthering your passion for education, social justice, and writing? Connecting teachers with dynamic classroom resources and giving young people space to share their truth? 

YES! is looking for an education outreach intern. Our education outreach program is dedicated to connecting teachers and students with YES! resources and inspiring them to take charge—not be overwhelmed—of their world. The education intern is seen as an integral part of the team and has substantive responsibilities with room for growth.

 

Internship dates:

The fall internship is from early September through December 2019 (4 months), and the winter/spring internship is from January through May 2020 (5 months). There is no internship during the summer months.

NOTE:  The fall and winter/spring internships have been filled. Fall 2020 applications will be accepted starting June 15, 2020.

 

What you'll do, what you'll learn:

  • Create and research content, plus write and edit our tough topic discussion guides and visual and student writing lessons
  • Co-manage our national student writing competition— from selecting articles and crafting writing prompts to choosing essay winners to taking winning writers through the editing process for publication
  • Promote and post YES! for Teachers resources on Facebook and Twitter 
  • Update and manage the For Teachers website (using content management tools)

  • Select photographs for articles and lessons

  • Gain greater knowledge about the teaching of social and climate justice inside and outside of the classroom  

 

We're looking for an intern who is:

  • A college graduate and has experience working with teachers or young people
  • Passionate about helping young people personally connect with real-world issues and take action for a better world
  • Fluent in or has a genuine interest in the topics YES! covers (including social justice, racial justice, climate justice)
  • An excellent writer with strong editing skills 
  • Familiar with or easygoing about learning how to navigate a variety of social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, and Hootsuite. 
  • An independent worker who is able to manage multiple projects under deadline
  • Comfortable with technology—you will create and post articles online, maintain For Teachers website, and create lessons using InDesign (InDesign and Photoshop basic skills desirable but not required).

 

What we ask:

This is an intensive, immersive four-month internship and requires a three-day per week commitment (24 hours total). Interns are expected to work from our Seattle office two days per week and may work remotely on the third day. 

 

What we offer:

YES! offers $16/hour for the 24-hour work week, as well as paid time off, and a local transit pass.

We have an office in Seattle and on Bainbridge Island. You may spend your days in our main office in Seattle's historic Pioneer Square, or on Bainbridge Island, a short ferry commute from downtown Seattle. 

 This internship offers a valuable work experience in a supportive and motivating work environment—and with a caring supervisor who believes in hard work, taking breaks at the local bakery, and having a good laugh.


To apply, please send one pdf containing your resume, cover letter, two writing samples, and two references (include reference's email and cell number and how you are connected) to [email protected] with "Education Internship" in the subject field.

 

Brendan Clarke

 

"I definitely picked up some great skills and experience while working at YES!, but what I really ended up with was a community I love."

Brendan, Montreal, Canada

 

Katelin Carter mug

 

"As a YES! intern, I appreciated that people were open to my ideas and allowed me to use my areas of interest—photography and design—in my work. I was also able to grow in areas I perceived were my weakness, namely web writing, and was taught the way I best learn. I've never worked with a more friendly and welcoming staff, and will take this experience with me wherever I go."

Katelin, Muncie, Indiana


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