Education Students: Make a Difference. Intern at ClassWish.org. NYC or LABookmark This
401 7th Avenue
New York, NY
DescriptionWe are recruiting outstanding undergraduate and graduate education students as interns for each of Spring and Summer of 2012 (either or both!) to collaborate on a bold nonprofit initiative.
We are looking for passionate, energetic students with exceptional skills to take initiative on the planning and launch of a national mentoring program. This is an outstanding leadership opportunity in an innovative start-up nonprofit organization.
Here is the problem we are tackling: Most teens have little exposure to the careers and professions they may want to pursue. They go to college (or sometimes even finish college) without recognizing the range of opportunities or knowing much about them.
Our Approach: ClassWish.org, an exciting new nonprofit, is working with a former Paramount Pictures executive to launch To The Next Generation. This nonprofit program will introduce teens to various careers through
• web-based video interviews with celebrities and other high-profile leaders in various fields
• a website with extensive resources on a wide range of careers
• local matching of teens with accomplished adults who can share their experience, provide introductions, and facilitate entry into their fields.
About Us: The people behind ClassWish.org include such prominent education and business leaders as Adam Hirsch, COO, Mashable; Scott Cutler, EVP, New York Stock Exchange; Betsy Morgan, former CEO, Huffington Post; and Nancy Pelz-Paget, Director, Education and Society Program, Aspen Institute. Forbes Magazine liked our approach so much that they donated a full page to help raise awareness. Yo-Yo Ma, Tony Hawk and Dwight Howard are among the celebrities who have offered to help promote ClassWish.org.
If you want a great experience doing something you will always be proud of, send a cover letter and a resume to interns@ClassWish.org.
Is this a business or a nonprofit?
ClassWish is a nonprofit, but we use the latest techniques from the business world to make a leveraged, scalable and financially self-sustaining difference in the lives of millions of teens.
Where are you located?
We are in Manhattan, conveniently located right across from Madison Square Garden. There are four express subway stops within one block. We will also have interns working with us in our Los Angeles office.
I have some suggestions.
Great! This is a collaborative project, and we want to hear from you.
Is this a paid internship?
We can offer a great experience, a great addition to your résumé, academic credit (if your school allows), stunning recommendations, and a chance to make a difference, but we are a start-up nonprofit, so can only offer unpaid internship and volunteer positions.
What dates will the internship run?
We are hiring for the spring semester, for the summer, and beyond. Tell us what you are looking for.
What are the hours?
We welcome full-time and part-time interns. Let us know what works for you.
ResponsibilitiesInterns will work in small teams focused on planning and executing each element of this campaign. You will take a leadership role and work with other highly motivated interns, established professionals, and directly with our co-founder.
You will develop your skills, enhance your resume with a solid record of professional achievement and community service, and have the satisfaction of knowing that you have helped young people find their path.