Fields: international relations, social change, youth, education, interfaith
Location: NYC, New York
About the Organization: iEARN is a global nonprofit (active in over 140 countries) that enables young people worldwide, working in collaboration and dialogue, to make a meaningful contribution to the health and welfare of the planet and its people. Since 1988, iEARN-USA has pioneered the use of interactive technologies to connect educators and youth worldwide in collaborative project-based learning to address curriculum subjects and take action on global issues. iEARN-USA was a 2004 Tech Museum Laureate for “technology benefiting humanity,” and recently received a 2013 Top-Rated Award from GreatNonprofits.
About the Position: iEARN-USA is seeking a part-time, New York City-based YES Program Intern who wants to be part of a team working to empower youth worldwide to connect and collaborate together for social change. This paid internship will be 10-20 hours per week (based on your availability) starting from September 2018 – December 2018 (dates are flexible).
The YES Program Intern will support the implementation of the Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) program, funded by the U.S. Department of State, which provides scholarships for secondary school students (age 15-17) from countries with significant Muslim populations to spend one academic year in the United States. Program implementation includes the recruitment process, on program support, and alumni development. This position also provides support to iEARN-USA staff as needed. We are looking for someone who is interested in working in a small and agile work environment with a global reach, and who wants an opportunity to develop their experience in youth development and global education.
- Contribute to the development of webinar programming & virtual initiatives for YES alumni worldwide including logistics and follow up for each virtual event, identifying topic experts, managing registration, posting resources to website.
- Maintain social media platforms and assist with the creation of social media campaigns.
- Assist with operational and administrative tasks for general program management.
- Assume general staff responsibilities as needed.
- Support the development and planning of alumni programming initiatives for youth worldwide.
- Be a current Junior or Senior undergraduate student or currently enrolled graduate student
- Experience with curriculum building or youth empowerment programming for youth aged 17-25 preferred
- Proficient with social media platforms and tools (eg. Instagram, Twitter, Facebook)
- Ability to effectively manage and prioritize multiple projects simultaneously, pay attention to detail, and work well under strict deadlines
- Ability to communicate clearly and troubleshoot effectively, both online and by phone
- Creative team player with a strong sense of initiative
- Knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, Canva or similar image manipulation software preferred
- Passion for intercultural learning and youth development
Estimated Salary: Starting wage of $12/hr but this is also dependent on education/experience. 10-20 hours/week based on intern’s availability.
Deadline: September 23, 2018