Behind the Book works directly in New York City public schools, providing rich, innovative literacy programs to urban classrooms. Working with grades Pre-K to 12, Behind the Book identifies books that speak to students, then partners with teachers to create immersive curriculum units that bring those authors into classrooms. Through a series of workshops, authors discuss their work and teach a genre of writing, encouraging students to see themselves as readers and writers.
Behind the Book seeks an intern to assist the Executive Director (ED) with programming, fundraising, and administrative tasks.The intern will work closely with the ED to support all aspects of the organization, including programming and fundraising. The position is based in our Harlem office, with a commitment for one semester. Hours are flexible, ideally two days a week.
Supporting ED with program logistics and administration
Researching authors and books
Assisting with publication process for student-created books, including proofreading
Assisting in creating lesson plans, activities, and worksheets for school programs
Designing flyers and photo montages for celebrations
Assisting at classroom workshops and with events
Assisting with fundraising initiatives
Qualifications: Organized, dependable, and interested in learning about all aspects of nonprofits. Detail-oriented and able to manage tasks independently. Excellent written and oral communication skills in English are required, as are strong computer skills in Microsoft Office and Google Suite.
To apply: Please submit a resume, cover letter, and one-page writing sample to Jo Umans at Joumans@BehindtheBook.org. "ED Intern" should appear in the subject heading of your email.
Deadlines to apply by semester:
Fall: August 31st, 2018
Spring: December 15th, 2018
Summer: June 15th, 2019
Behind the Book is committed to providing equal opportunity to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, political affiliation, family responsibilities, or any other characteristic protected under federal, state, or local law. We are committed to maximizing the diversity of our organization, as we want to engage all those who can contribute to this effort.