August 1 - December 16, 2017
12/hrs per week minimum at our center here in Oakland, CA
We're looking for 2-3 interns to help our writing center grow and thrive this coming fall!
Chapter 510 provides free in-school tutoring, creative writing workshops, and publishing opportunities for K-12 students in Oakland.
We've been working in schools since 2013, and are now building Oakland's very first writing center for youth at 2301 Telegraph Avenue.
Chapter 510 aspires to the 826 model and is officially participating in the 826 National Chapter Development Process. Like the other seven chapters of 826 National, we are a volunteer-powered organization that recognizes young people’s ability to communicate powerfully through words and print.
This fall, we will be running in-school tutoring at MetWest High School for seniors working on college applications, an in-school book project with Acorn Elementary, storytelling and book making field trips here at our center, and will be hosting various events and readings to help fund our programs.
So, yeah, it's going to be epic and we need all the help we can get from young professionals who want to learn all about starting and running a community-arts nonprofit.
You are a person who loves writing, Oakland, and empowering youth through education. You are passionate but patient, and feel comfortable interacting with large, diverse groups of people of all ages.
You definitely have:
-Great communication skills
-A great sense of humor
-Strong writing and editing skills
-Experience using Google Apps
-An interest in writing, bookmaking, and/or education
-An excellent work ethic and attention to detail
We will love you even more if you have:
-Knowledge of social media best practices
-Proficiency in a second language
-Passion for and experience with fundraising (CRM management is a huge plus!)
-An interest in placemaking and/or merchandising
-Graphic design experience. Comfortable using Photoshop, In Design, and/or Illustrator.
About the Internship Program
Chapter 510 is looking for summer and fall interns to help us with communications, event and store management, program management, fundraising, and volunteer recruitment, as well as help us think, write, and make around the developing programs at our emerging writing center.
More generally, we need a sharp team of dedicated interns who want to help build and run a quickly growing Oakland literary nonprofit and retail center/art space.
Internship work may include any to all of the following:
-Publishing, book design, and bookmaking
-Social media, communications, marketing, and media relations
-Fundraising campaign and donor management
-Event planning and execution
-Creating and copy-editing website content
-Retail store management
-Merchandising (concept to completion)
-Tutoring and leading classrooms
-General nonprofit management
This is a volunteer-based/non-paid internship. However, in addition to the free burritos, water (hot and cold!), coffee, cookies, and good cheer, we offer our interns many opportunities to grow professionally here at Chapter 510. We encourage all team members to pursue areas of interest and run with new ideas and projects. Also, as a new and emerging nonprofit, we give our interns a chance to be a meaningful part of building our organization. It's a great way to learn what it takes to start your own organization, project, or business!
We also have a high job placement rate post-internship as we are well connected with the Bay Area nonprofit sector. We love to see our interns off to fulfilling jobs and grad school programs (though we wish they would not move so far away when they do so!).
How To Apply
If you are interested in becoming an intern for Chapter 510 & the Dept. of Make Believe this fall email firstname.lastname@example.org with a résumé, and cover letter discussing relevant experience, why Chapter 510 appeals to you in particular, what you hope to get out of the internship, and when you would be available.
Chapter 510 is an Equal Opportunity Employer—people of color, people with disabilities, women, and LGBT candidates are strongly encouraged to apply; we are committed to a diverse workplace, and to supporting our interns, volunteers, and staff with ongoing career development opportunities.