Journalism Students: Make a Difference. Intern at ClassWish.org. New York, NYBookmark This
DescriptionWe are recruiting outstanding undergraduate and graduate journalism students as interns for each of Spring and Summer of 2012 (either or both!) to collaborate on the boldest nonprofit initiative we know.
K-12 schools in this country do not have enough resources to let children explore their potential and excel. Books, computers, art supplies, musical instruments, science equipment, sports equipment, and even paper for computers and printers are all in desperately short supply.
Our Approach: ClassWish.org, an exciting new nonprofit, uses modern business practices and the latest marketing techniques to help 125,000 schools serving 56 million kids, inform, inspire and engage supporters. Teachers visit the site to create Wish Lists of the resources they need. People in the community can see exactly what is needed and contribute to help.
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. Impress us. This is competitive.
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 tens of millions of children.
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 hire interns to work remotely from other cities.
I looked at your site and 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.
Sounds exciting! How can I apply?
Please send an impressive cover letter and a resume to interns@ClassWish.org.
ResponsibilitiesTeachers and students are already getting supplies from ClassWish.org. To raise greater awareness of the need and encourage more participation so we can help more kids, we are launching a national HS student video contest and a national HS student journalism contest, each called, “It’s Not Fair! My School Doesn’t Even Have ______!”
Interns will work in small teams focused on:
• Planning these contests: developing the strategy, writing the rules, selecting judges, designing the websites, enlisting partners, recruiting corporate partners, coordinating with media partners, pitching celebrities
• Promoting these contests: press and blogger outreach, planning and launching a social media campaign, establishing partnerships with various organizations, advertising, graphics, etc.
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 children get the tools they need to perform at their best.
RequirementsWe are looking for passionate, energetic students with exceptional skills to take initiative on a national student journalism contest and on a national student video contest. This is an outstanding leadership opportunity in an innovative start-up nonprofit organization.
Must have brains, heart, passion, energy, a notebook computer, and a passion to make an immediate improvement to the education of tens of millions of children.