At LeaderSchool, we believe every kid can make great things happen. So we develop fun & challenging out-of-school programs to help Rhode Island's students do just that.
We’re now preparing for the Winter 2019 launch of a new program called Weekend Warriors. This program will turn every Saturday into an opportunity for middle school students to lead a project that solves a real problem in their community. We’ll guide them through 5 stages, inspired by the cutting-edge process behind Google Ventures.
To help us prepare for the launch, we’re seeking a team of student interns who have the same drive we do to think differently about education, constantly iterate and improve, and help young people reach their potential.
As Community Outreach Intern, you’ll work with a small team of passionate young innovators like yourself to build an energized community of partners, mentors, interns, parents and students.
In the spirit of LeaderSchool, you’ll have the freedom to brainstorm, experiment, collaborate, get creative with how you pursue that mission (with all the guidance you need along the way, of course), and customize your role to fit your strengths and interests.
Here's what your role could entail:
- Learning more about the mission of LeaderSchool to reinvent education
- Being the face of our brand at local networking and community events
- Making genuine, caring connections with local community members and leaders
- Sharing our work with those who may be interested (no need to be pushy if they aren’t)
- Following up with those who show an interest in supporting or getting involved
- Organizing and hosting information sessions & small scale pilot sessions
Benefits of your role
- Receiving guidance and mentorship from the organization’s founder, who has a strong track record of success in entrepreneurship, psychology education reform and tech.
- Working with a passionate, creative, collaborative team
- Contributing to an exciting mission to change the way kids learn
- Receiving academic credit (contact your the office for internships or your major if you’re unsure how receiving credit for internship works at your school)
- Building your network with the community and strengthening your communication skills
- A thoughtful letter of recommendation from the organization’s founder for use in future job or grad school applications
- Strong consideration for a job offer after the internship ends or after you graduate
Qualities we're seeking
- You believe in the educational power of real, challenging projects
- You’re a team player who enjoys collaborating with others
- You’ve led or worked on impactful projects in the past
- You’re outgoing, charismatic, and confident in social settings
- You enjoy meeting new people and learning about them
- You’re quick to follow up with new connections and reply to people
- You enjoy bringing people together and helping them
- You enjoy putting together and giving presentations
- You’re a strong public speaker
- You’re available to join our weekly meetings in Providence on Saturday afternoons (specific location TBD, but we’ll ensure it’s easily accessible by bus)
- You’re available to devote at least a few hours each week to fulfilling your role’s responsibilities (specific amount will vary based on the academic credit you receive for the internship, if applicable)
How to apply
- If most of the qualities above sound like you, we want to hear from you!
- Please send your resume &/or a link to your Linkedin profile to firstname.lastname@example.org by September 1st
- Don’t worry about writing the perfect, formal cover letter. A couple informal sentences about why you’re interested will be fine!
- If you seem like a potential match for this role, we’ll follow up by September 2nd to set up an interview