Operations and Marketing Paid Internship (Non-Profit/Summer)
Yleana Leadership Foundation
The Yleana Leadership Foundation, a 501(c)(3) registered non-profit, is seeking an Operations and Marketing Intern for its residential summer academies. Our two summer programs, the Socratic Summer Academy (SSA) and the Yleana Leadership Academy (YLA), serve the Foundation’s mission of creating exceptional educational experiences for young people of all income-levels and preparing our students for success as people and professionals, while decreasing the opportunity gap.
The Yleana Leadership Academy takes pride in serving rising high school seniors, the majority of whom are low-income first generation students of color from underserved urban areas. To get a feel for the YLA experience, check out this video: https://youtu.be/_yi3UCFoUuE.
The Socratic Summer Academy serves students of all ages and locations. Funds generated through SSA go towards providing scholarships for students to attend YLA. To learn more about SSA, visit our website at http://www.socraticsummeracademy.com. Our staff, pending summer 2021 decisions, may teach at both programs and interact with both groups of students.
Our staff are people who are constantly generating new and better ways to do things, drawing on what they have seen, read, and experienced, who replace “I can’t do that” with “Let’s make it happen.” We prefer instructors who can improvise, who are creative, who approach problems in unexpected ways, and who generally understand how to communicate the test to diverse groups of students.
Since 2016, our average score improvement in a 3-week period topped out at 200 points on the SAT® exam. We want your help to make that number even higher.
We are currently in the process of determining whether we safely can host our programs in-person for summer 2021 and are considering virtual, in-person, and hybrid options. In the case that we are required to do virtual programs, the job responsibilities and stipend may change.
What you’ll be doing:
Keep stock of office and classroom supplies and restock materials as needed
Liaise with university contacts on a variety of tasks including organizing camper information, arranging classroom and dorm room assignments, and handling maintenance requests as necessary
Plan signature events such as our entrepreneurship fair and end-of-camp banquets
Maintain a detailed calendar of daily classes and events
Process student tests with our automated grading system and prepare test reports based on the results
Help organize logistics for follow-up program
Maintain social media accounts and marketing campaigns for the summer
Other responsibilities as needed
General troubleshooting for SSA and Yleana
Help get materials distributed/delivered to students (watches, pencils, printed materials, etc.)
Organize classrooms (creating Google classrooms for all classes, managing Zoom/video conferencing, sending out links for classes, etc.)
Help make student schedules
Monitor slack, emails, SMSs and reporting to necessary staff regarding student/parent communications related to absences, tardiness, etc.
Manage full-group Enrichment Zoom meetings
Assigning students and teachers to breakout rooms
Lead an Issues class
Facilitate open, small-group discussions on topics such as race, class, and gender as part of our Issues curriculum
Coach an academic coaching group, in conjunction with a teacher, during Issues class times
Serve as the staff lead of an Entrepreneurship student group
Engage students in breakout sessions during our Entrepreneurship class – which culminates in a camp-wide Shark Tank competition
Staff activities/events/provide coverage as needed
Other responsibilities as needed
The Operations and Marketing intern helps ensure that camp runs smoothly, and will assist the Operations staff during camp. If you are interested in pursuing nonprofit management, logistics, event planning and/or marketing, this may be your dream job.
We’d love to hear from you if you:
Are currently enrolled in an undergraduate program (required)
Are able to achieve a minimum score of 650 verbal/650 math on internal hiring assessment (required)
Have a valid driver’s license (highly preferred)
Have experience with Google Drive apps, including Calendar, Docs, Sheets, Gmail (highly preferred)
Have experience with social media marketing (highly preferred)
Are a multi-tasker and self-starter
Are consistently well-organized, detail oriented, and results-driven
Have excellent written and spoken communication
Anticipate and solve problems before they happen
Are an outstanding teammate
Quickly adapt to unforeseen problems
Enjoy serving as a mentor/role model to diverse high school students
Exude empathy, patience, and compassion for our students
Have a passion for helping students from historically marginalized communities succeed in graduating high school and matriculating to college
The stipend for the Operations Intern will begin at $2,000 but may be subject to change based on:
Degrees and/or current year in school
Prior camp, operations and/or marketing experience
Whether camp is online or in-person
All summer staff receive full room and board for the duration of camp (if in person). If we are unable to hold in-person programs, the stipends may be slightly reduced commensurate with the reduced work hours/responsibilities.
Camp 2021 & Covid-19
Camp will tentatively run from June 9 to August 9, 2021 (this includes training); staff must be available for the entire time. These are our current tentative dates:
Staff training: June 9 – June 24
Session 1: June 25 – July 17
Session 2: July 19 – August 9
Follow-up Program: August 19, 21, 24, 26
We will prioritize your application if you are available to teach at our Follow-up Program after the summer program. Pay is $20/hour, and is in addition to the base stipend.
If we are able to safely host camp in-person, we will be in-person at Mount Holyoke College and/or Colgate University. Current possibilities for summer 2021 include:
2 online sessions
2 in-person sessions
1 online and 1 in-person session
A hybrid model with both online and in-person components
We will update applicants and staff members as soon as more information becomes available. Read our Covid-19 policy here.
To apply, please fill out our hiring form here: http://bit.ly/basicinfo2021
The priority application deadline is May 1, 2021. We hire on a rolling basis, so the earlier you apply, the better.
Diversity and equal opportunity are at the core of Yleana and our mission. We are committed to building a team that reflects the world. People who identify as members of historically underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply.