Operations Paid Internship
Yleana Leadership Foundation
The Yleana Leadership Foundation, a 501(c)(3) registered non-profit, is seeking Teacher/Counselors for its residential summer academy. Our summer program, the Yleana Leadership Academy (YLA), serves 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.
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.
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
Facilitate open, small-group discussions on topics such as race, class, and gender as part of our Social Justice Issues curriculum
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
Help get materials distributed/delivered to students
Organize virtual classrooms and help make student schedules
Monitor slack, emails, texts and reporting to necessary staff regarding student/parent communications related to absences, tardiness, etc.
Manage full-group Zoom meetings
Other responsibilities as needed
The Operations 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)
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
Stipends for summer 2022 range from $450-$600 per week. These are determined and offered based on:
Total number of program weeks (to be determined)
Degrees and/or current year in school
Dates & Times
In summer 2022, we are hoping to host camp in person again. However, this is dependent on our college campus partners’ availability and COVID protocols. We are currently in talks with our college campus partners and hope to have more details confirmed soon. Tentative dates are June 8 to August 8, 2022 (this includes training); staff must be available for the entire time. Read our Covid-19 policy here: https://yleana.org/covid19-policy
Follow-up program: 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. Dates and times are subject to change.
Tentative dates: August 18, 20, 23, 25
Times: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm Eastern (with breaks)
Interested in applying? Fill out our hiring form here: https://bit.ly/basicinfo2022
The priority application deadline is January 15, 2022. 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.