ATTENTION:
Applications for placements starting in Fall 2018 are due by July 15, 2018 at 4 P.M.

 

LearningWorks is searching for energetic and committed individuals for our Internship Program!  

Could this be YOU?

Empowering children, adults, and families to realize their potential and build thriving communities is more than just a job — it’s what motivates us every day. We’re looking for qualified individuals who share this spirit to participate in our internship program.

As a LearningWorks intern, you’ll gain practical knowledge in education, Social Emotional Learning, restorative justice, and work readiness programming issues; real world professional experience; valuable workplace skills; and general career guidance. You’ll work hard, learn a lot, and have fun, too.

If you are confident that your diligence and passion can affect change, we want to hear from you! Our semester-long internships are available in the fall, spring and summer. Opportunities vary each semester, but are typically in the following areas of specialization: Marketing + Communications, Research + Analysis, Social Work, and Education. Read below for more information!

 

How Long Will This Internship Last?

The duration of our fall and spring semester internships align with the academic school year, while summer internships run from June to August. Semester-long interns are requested to work between 10 to 20 hours a week, while summer interns may work up to a full-time schedule (40 hours). Interns are unpaid and are eligible to participate in the program for up to three consecutive semesters.

College and university programs are welcome to contact LearningWorks regarding the creation of service learning projects or internships expressly for their students. Our ability to accommodate these requests will be made on a case-by-case basis, and the request must be initiated no less than 3 months prior to the start of the semester within which the project is intended to transpire. Colleges and universities may contact Jessica Moninski, Director of Programs, at jmoninski@learningworks.me to discuss affiliation agreements.

 

What Kind of Work Will I Do?

LearningWorks offers both General Agency and Program-Specific internship opportunities. But for a few exceptions or by special relationship, most of our internship opportunities require a year-long commitment.

 

Marketing + Communications Intern
The Marketing + Communications Intern is a year-long position that will assist in all aspects of the organization’s Development efforts, and will be fully integrated into the Development team. As an intern, you will participate in strategic planning and events as well as have opportunities to gain experience in supporting the agency in a wide range of communications and administrative functions. Duties may include: writing press releases; drafting stories for email, our website, and social media; researching and tracking media coverage; compiling reporter information; assisting with events; and developing and maintaining the organization’s social media presence. This intern may also be called upon to conduct background research on potential partners and collaborators, work with the Executive Director to develop tour logistics and organization, development of the organization brand, and fulfilling some administrative tasks needed to help keep our marketing and communication efforts innovative and functional. Ideal candidates are current students pursuing their undergraduate degree in a related field.

Slot type(s):  Year-long (fall + spring semester)

  • General Agency (1)

Research + Analysis Intern
The Research + Analysis Intern is year-long position that will be contributing to the work of evaluating service performance to enable data-informed decision-making and demonstrate impact. Tasks may include conducting research for the development of the agency’s performance measurement and data collection strategies, assisting in searches for program-related information and data, developing and testing surveys used to evaluate programming, and preparing results in the form of analysis and reports. Ideal candidates are detail oriented, possess excellent communication skills, and can work independently as well as collaboratively with other departments and in a fast-paced environment. Students pursuing their graduate degree in public policy are preferred but undergraduate students will be considered. An interest in education research and/or interest in workforce development research is a plus.

Slot type(s): Year-long (fall + spring semester)

  • General Agency (2)
  • AfterSchool (1)
  • AIMS HIGH AmeriCorps (1)
  • English Language + Literacy (1)
  • Youth Building Alternatives (1)
  • Service Works (1)

 

Social Work Intern
The Social Work Intern is a year-long position whose primary responsibility will be to provide direct support and education to LearningWorks students and staff around general mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, trauma, and behavioral disorders. Tasks may include participating and presenting students cases in a multi-disciplinary team process, communicating with collateral contacts, conducting research into resources available to students and their families who are in need of additional support, case management or advocacy as needed, providing educational outreach to students (both group and individual) in areas such as stress management, substance abuse issues, or other specialized areas, and education of staff members on topics pertaining to Social Emotional Learning and trauma-informed engagement. Ideal candidates are current 3rd or 4th year Bachelor’s or 1st year Master’s level Social Work students who have a particular interest in practicing social work in the context of an academic setting.

Slot type(s): Year-long (fall + spring semester)

  • General Agency (2)
  • AfterSchool (Portland (6), S. Portland (2), Waterboro, (1), Biddeford (2))
  • English Language + Literacy (1)
  • Youth Building Alternatives (1)
  • Service Works (1)

 

Education Intern
The Education Intern is a year-long or summer position that will contribute to the success of one of 3 LearningWorks programs – LearningWorks AterSchool, English Language + Literacy Program, or Youth Building Alternatives – by contributing to the development of program areas and supporting the development of resources for program staff. Task may also include assisting the Program Director in identifying curriculum resources, communicating with program applicants via phone and email about programs, maintaining current and accurate information about all program applicants and participants, preparing online resource library, to include curriculum materials and/or resources This internship will provide valuable experience working in a dynamic, diverse, and creative environment, afford close interactions with the management team and opportunities to build professional network. Ideal candidates will have excellent interpersonal and written communication skills, and are energetic, hard-working and enthusiastic team players. Students pursuing their graduate degree in education or youth development preferred, but undergraduates are also welcome to apply.

Slot type(s): Year-long (fall + spring semester)

  • General Agency (2)
  • AfterSchool (Portland (6), S. Portland (2), Waterboro, (1), Biddeford (2))
  • English Language + Literacy (2)
  • Youth Building Alternatives (2)

 

What Kind of Background Do I Need?

Intern candidates are typically current students pursuing their undergraduate or graduate degree, but we welcome applications from people of all backgrounds, whether you are retired or just starting your career. A passionate interest in education, Social Emotional Learning, and/or restorative justice is a plus. Experience working on multiple tasks and projects in a fast paced environment is essential.

Will the work schedule be flexible?
YES! Program hours range from 7:30 A.M. (Youth Building Alternatives) to 6 P.M. (Afterschool). Interns will design their schedule with the guidance of their site supervisor.

Will I be able to contribute to positive change in the lives of thousands?
Absolutely! The rewards are more than what can fit on this web page!

 

HOW TO APPLY:

Interested applicants should complete the application below.  Follow up questions may be submitted to Jessica Moninski at jmoninski@learningworks.me.  No telephone calls please.

 

Applications for placements starting in Fall 2018 are due by July 15, 2018 at 4 P.M.

Internship Application

  • All qualified applicants are considered for placement without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, mental or physical disabilities, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. All placement decisions shall be consistent with the principles of equal protection. Reasonable accommodations to enable all individuals to participate in the application process may be provided upon advance request.