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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.

Your role

As Psychology Intern, you’ll develop a plan for encouraging a positive atmosphere that keeps students engaged and motivated while promoting social and emotional intelligence.

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
  • Researching & sharing best practices for promoting social and emotional intelligence
  • Researching & sharing best practices for creating a positive, welcoming, engaging environment
  • Researching & sharing empathy-based approaches to misbehavior
  • Collaborating with the education, graphic design &/or video intern to create training materials covering the above to help our instructors succeed

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)
  • Strengthening your understanding of psychology and building your resume
  • Strengthening your research and 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 have some experience with psychology
  • You have a growth mindset (you aren’t discouraged by critical feedback, and understand that frequently revising and improving is a core part of psychology)

Availability required

  • 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 kylenacci@gmail.com by September 1st
  • If it’s not already on your resume, please describe &/or link to any psychology projects you’ve worked on &/or psychology classes you’ve taken
  • If you seem like a potential match for this role, we’ll follow up by September 2nd to set up an interview
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