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Summer 2018-US Social Impact Content Internship

US Social Impact | New York, NY | Internship

Job Description

About Sesame Workshop

 

Sesame Workshop is the nonprofit educational organization behind Sesame Street which reaches 156 million children across more than 150 countries. The Workshop’s mission is to use the educational power of media to help children everywhere grow smarter, stronger, and kinder. Delivered through a variety of platforms, including television programs, digital experiences, books and community engagement, its research-based programs are tailored to the needs of the communities and countries they serve. For more information, visit us at www.sesameworkshop.org.

 

Your Mission

The U.S. Social Impact Content Intern will provide project support for several new and existing initiatives within the department.

The U.S. Social Impact Department uses the Sesame Street characters to create free, engaging, and effective content for children and the adults in their lives. You can take a look at our resources at www.sesamestreetincommunities.org

 

Responsibilities:

-Support daily work of small content team by helping with administrative needs, development of content, and production of a wide variety of materials.

-Use attention to detail and excellent time management skills (requires an ability to prioritize, juggle simultaneous projects, and meet frequent deadlines).

-Organize, copy-edit, and proofread manuscripts and materials through all phases of the publishing and production process.

-Translate research and theoretical information into practical ideas and activities for parents, providers/professionals, and kids.

-Contribute creative sparkle and polish to ideas and activities to make them substantive for parents and providers/professionals to use when caring for kids.

 

Areas of interest/learning would include:

-early childhood education or developmental psychology

-the publishing process, including the relationship between text, art, and design and how to meet the reader's needs

-professional development for educators

 

Requirements:

-Must be pursuing a degree at an accredited college or university

-Candidates pursuing a degree in Education, Social Work, and English are highly encouraged to apply

-Some early childhood experience, preferably in the preschool space

-Extremely self-motivated and flexible

-Strong writing and verbal communication skills

-Ability to multi-task, prioritize, and follow through with long-term assignments

-Proficiency with Microsoft Office, especially Word, Excel, and PPT

 

Schedule: Minimum 2-3 days/week, up to 4 days a week

 

Compensation:

-Students must show proof of enrollment to be considered and if applicable, legal status to be able to intern

-Students may receive school credit for their internships at Sesame Workshop (organized through school’s office)

-Students will be paid an hourly wage of $13.00 per hour