Type: Temporary, Part-Time
Hours: This opportunity takes place from November 4 through March 31. (Flexibility on exact start and end dates, as well as around time off during winter break.) Desired commitment: 10 hours/week.
Salary: Unpaid. Potential for academic credit if student initiates with appropriate professor.
Saturday Academy seeks one college student for an internship to learn about the outreach and communications involved in an internship program within a non-profit organization. At Saturday Academy, we learn by doing. The intern will be assigned to the ASE Program doing projects to gain an overview of the program as well as contribute meaningfully to the program’s operation.
The ASE Program develops eight-week, full-time summer internships for high school students with a strong interest and ability in science, technology, engineering, and math fields. This position is an integral part of the ASE team at Saturday Academy and reports to the ASE Coordinator. Close coordination between this position and other staff members is essential.
Outreach and communication duties could include student recruitment support, as well as corresponding with area high schools and community groups. There may be opportunities for public speaking and to attend events, as well as research to build relationships with regional partners.
- Excellent computer skills, including proficiency with MS Office products, social media, web research, and some experience or willingness to learn databases such as Salesforce
- Exceptional attention to detail, and superior organizational and administrative skills
- Ability to recognize, prioritize and address multiple deadlines and programmatic goals
- Flexibility and an excellent sense of humor
- An independent and creative individual who enjoys working with diverse groups of people.
- Willingness to work a flexible schedule, including some evening or weekend events.
ABOUT SATURDAY ACADEMY
Saturday Academy strives to engage all motivated young people, including those from under-represented communities, in hands-on, in-depth learning by connecting them to community experts as educators and mentors. Our vision is that all interested, pre-college students in our region will have the opportunity to interact with community experts and experience professional environments in ways that assist them in developing intellectually and preparing for rewarding careers. Saturday Academy’s innovative programs are open to all students in grades 2 through 12. We value all learning, and offer experiences in many disciplines. We emphasize science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), because these fields are critical for children’s careers and their fast pace of change is difficult to address in traditional school settings. Saturday Academy was founded in 1983, and became an independent 501c3 nonprofit in 2006. Saturday Academy has provided instruction to more than 170,000 students throughout Oregon and SW Washington.
Please apply via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or on Handshake. Address in your cover letter how your experience meets the qualifications, and any additional information about your enthusiasm for this opportunity and what it will mean for your personal or professional development.
Saturday Academy seeks a diverse staff in order to reflect our community and those we serve. Qualified individuals from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. This position is available to all without regard to race, color, national origin, disability, age, sex, sexual orientation, political affiliation or religion. We provide reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals. To learn more, read Our Equity Statement.