Fields: education, youth, poverty, communications, fundraising
Location: NYC, New York
About the Organization: Eskolta School Research and Design is a non-profit organization that helps urban public schools improve results for their most vulnerable youth. We consult with teachers, school principals, and school district staff to interpret existing data and research, use this to launch and share practices in their schools, test those practices in order to improve and adapt them to their student needs, and help them to disseminate learning so that more educators can learn from their experience. We complement this site-based work with coaching to school district staff and research on school-based work to better understand how change occurs in public schools.
About the Position:
Communications & Development (undergrad or grad)
Eskolta is seeking a talented and creative undergraduate or graduate student to serve as a Communications and Development Intern. This role will work closely with the Manager of Communications and Design and the Development Manager on communicating Eskolta’s work to external audiences, writing/editing of materials, and supporting fundraising efforts. In addition, the intern will have the opportunity to be exposed to the exciting work we are doing with innovative public schools.
The intern will work at Eskolta office at 50 Broad Street in downtown Manhattan. Hours are flexible and there will be variability across the year, but candidates must be able to commit to 10-20 hours per week to the internship.
Programs internship for graduate students only. See details here.
- A self-starter with the ability to move a project forward in a small, entrepreneurial environment
- A good listener, patient, open-minded, and responsive to client needs
- Highly organized with the ability to meet deadlines, give attention to details, and multitask
- Flexible and have a sense of humor
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Understanding of social media strategy for non-profits
- Familiarity with or willingness to learn about various aspects of coordinating a fundraising event, and learn using Salesforce for entering data and tracking fundraising activities
- Comfort interacting professionally with outside organizations, public school staff, students, and members of the public on Eskolta’s behalf
Estimated Salary: $13.50/hr for graduate students and $11/hr for undergraduate students
Eskolta School Research and Design