“The best part was being surrounded by the kids' endless enthusiasm and energy. When they were writing something they cared about, running around at recess, or exploring the Exploratorium, it was a wonder to behold.” —2016 Summer Educational Programming Intern
“[The best part of my intern experience was] my co-interns. These intelligent, bright, creative, kind souls are some of the best people I have ever had the pleasure of knowing and working with, and 826 creates an environment where we can all thrive together and bond like a real team.” —2016 Summer Educational Programming Intern
Our summer programs provide students with opportunities to explore their creativity and leadership through high-energy, hands-on curriculum every day of the week. As an 826 Valencia Summer Educational Programming intern, you and your cohort will have the unique opportunity to help develop and lead this curriculum, under the guidance and with support of 826 staff. Whether you’re taking students to a cow-eye dissection at San Francisco’s Exploratorium, teaching them to make ice cream with their own hands and then write poems about it, coaching them to interview a renowned author or perform their own monologues, you’ll be an integral part of this tight-knit community of discovery and growth. You’ll work hard every day, and come away having formed strong bonds with students, your fellow interns and 826’s staff. It’s a super rewarding, high-energy, educational experience.
Summer interns will also have the opportunity to learn about careers in fundraising, publicity, events, and public education. Interest in a career in education and/or nonprofit management is not required, but it would make this internship a great fit.
As an organization committed to encouraging youth in their creative expression, personal growth, and academic success, 826 Valencia recognizes the importance of diversity at all levels and in all aspects of our work. In order to build and maintain the safe, supportive environment in which great leaps of learning occur, we commit to inclusion: We will not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, ethnicity, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, nationality, marital status, English fluency, parental status, military service or disability. Read the full 826 Stand on diversity and inclusion.