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Education Students: Make a Difference. Intern at ClassWish.org. NYC or LA, ClassWish, Manhattan, New York

Organization: ClassWish
Contact Name: Robert Tolmach
Position Type: Local Volunteering (in person)
Address: 401, 7th Avenue, Suite B
Manhattan, New York  10001  
United States
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Service Area(s): Women's Ministry, Social Services, Sales/Marketing/Public Relations, Photography and Videography, Men's Ministry, Management, Indirectly Serving People, Human Resources / Volunteer Management, Education, Disabilities Ministry, Directly Serving People, Computers / Te
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We are recruiting outstanding undergraduate and graduate education students as interns for the summer and for the school year to collaborate on a bold nonprofit initiative. We are looking for passionate, energetic students with exceptional skills to take initiative on the planning and launch of a national mentoring program. This is an outstanding leadership opportunity in an innovative start-up nonprofit organization. Here is the problem we are tackling: Most teens have little exposure to the careers and professions they may want to pursue. They go to college (or sometimes even finish college) without recognizing the range of opportunities or knowing much about them. Our Approach: ClassWish.org, an exciting new nonprofit, is working with a former Paramount Pictures executive to launch To The Next Generation. This nonprofit program will introduce teens to various careers through - web-based video interviews with celebrities and other high-profile leaders in various fields - a website with extensive resources on a wide range of careers - local matching of teens with accomplished adults who can share their experience, provide introductions, and facilitate entry into their fields. About Us: The people behind ClassWish.org include such prominent education and business leaders as Adam Hirsch, COO, Mashable; Scott Cutler, EVP, New York Stock Exchange; Betsy Morgan, former CEO, Huffington Post; and Nancy Pelz-Paget, Director, Education and Society Program, Aspen Institute. Forbes Magazine liked our approach so much that they donated a full page to help raise awareness. Yo-Yo Ma, Tony Hawk and Dwight Howard are among the celebrities who have offered to help promote ClassWish.org. The work: Interns will work in small teams focused on planning and executing each element of this campaign. You will take a leadership role and work with other highly motivated interns, established professionals, and directly with our co-founder. What do we offer? You will develop your skills, enhance your resume with a solid record of professional achievement and community service, and have the satisfaction of knowing that you have helped young people find their path. If you want a great experience doing something you will always be proud of, send a cover letter and a resume to interns@ClassWish.org. Impress us. This is competitive. FAQ Is this a business or a nonprofit? ClassWish is a nonprofit, but we use the latest techniques from the business world to make a leveraged, scalable and financially self-sustaining difference in the lives of millions of teens. This sounds ambitious! Daniel Burnham, the great Chicago architect, said "Make no little plans; they have not the power to stir men's souls." (Nor women's, we hasten to add). Millions of young people need guidance and mentors, and we have a solid plan to meet that need. With your help, we intend to grow this very large and very fast. Where are you located? We are in Manhattan, conveniently located right across from Madison Square Garden. There are four express subway stops within one block. We will also have interns working with us in our Los Angeles office. What skills and experience are you looking for? We seek a wide range of skills: graphic designers, videographers, writers, researchers, creative thinkers, analytical sorts, community organizers, social media stars, people with great communication skills, MBA students, and more. I have some suggestions. Great! This is a collaborative project, and we want to hear from you. Is this a paid internship? We can offer a great experience, a great addition to your resume, academic credit (if your school allows), stunning recommendations, and a chance to make a difference, but we are a start-up nonprofit, so can only offer unpaid internship and volunteer positions. When will you select the interns? We're agile. When we see a great candidate, we extend an invitation immediately. We won't keep you waiting for a decision. What dates will the internship run? We are hiring for the spring semester, for the summer, and beyond. Tell us what you are looking for. What are the hours? We welcome full-time and part-time interns. Let us know what works for you. What will I need to bring? Brains, heart, passion, energy, a notebook computer, and a passion to make an immediate improvement to the education of tens of millions of children. Sounds exciting! How can I apply? Please send an impressive cover letter and a resume to interns@ClassWish.org. Requirements: We are looking for passionate, energetic students with exceptional skills. This is an outstanding leadership opportunity in an innovative start-up nonprofit organization.
Initially Posted: 03/20/2012
Last Updated: 07/16/2018