Behind the Book, a non-profit organization, works directly in New York City public schools, providing rich, innovative literacy programs to pre-K-12 classrooms. We identify books that speak to urban students, then partners with teachers to create immersive curriculum units that bring the authors into classrooms to discuss their books and teach a genre of writing, encouraging students to see themselves as readers and writers.
The Program Intern assists with the design, implementation, and administration of our school programs. The intern works closely with the Director of Programs and program coordinators to support all aspects of program development and individual workshops. The position is based in our Harlem office, with a commitment for one semester, minimum of two days per week, with flexible hours.
Working with students in classrooms
Managing the Behind the Book library, conducting research and managing review copies
Assisting with student book publication
Supporting staff with program logistics and administration
Assisting in creating lesson plans, activities, and worksheets for programs
Qualifications: Detail-oriented, eager to learn, and able to manage tasks independently. Excellent written and oral communication skills in English are required, as are strong skills in Microsoft Office and Google apps. A background in education theory and/or previous teaching experience is a plus.
To apply: Please submit a resume, cover letter, and one-page writing sample to Alana Benoit at firstname.lastname@example.org. “Program Intern” should appear in the subject heading of your email.
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.