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Intern on Your Own Campus and Start a ClassWish.org Club, ClassWish, New York, New York

Organization: ClassWish
Contact Name: Robert Tolmach
Position Type: Local Volunteering (in person)
Address: 401 7th Avenue, Level B
New York, New York  10001  
United States
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Service Area(s): Women's Ministry, Teaching, Sports and Recreation, Social Services, K-12 Christian/Catholic Schools, Education, Disabilities Ministry, Computers / Technology, Children and Youth Ministry, Arts and Humanities, Administrative / Office Work
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High-Prestige Opportunity for High-Achieving Students We seek outstanding undergraduate student leaders as unpaid on-campus interns and club founders for the current school year. We are looking for entrepreneurial, passionate, and energetic students with exceptional skills to take initiative on a range of projects. This is an outstanding leadership opportunity in an innovative, emerging nonprofit. Benefits: This internship/founder position offers a unique opportunity to: 1 .help millions of K-12 students get the well-equipped classrooms they need to thrive 2. build your already-considerable communications, networking and leadership skills, and enhance your resume with an impressive record of accomplishment 3. connect with remarkable students on your campus and across the country Competitive: You must be passionate, dedicated, energetic, responsible, creative and a charismatic leader. You must have a record of taking initiative to make things happen. This is an outstanding high-impact, high-visibility opportunity in an innovative and entrepreneurial nonprofit organization, and selection is highly competitive. We are tackling a crisis in education: Few schools have enough classroom resources for kids to perform at their best. Books, computers, art supplies, musical instruments, science equipment, sports equipment, and even paper for computers and printers are all in desperately short supply. Our Approach: ClassWish.org, an exciting new nonprofit, uses modern business practices and the latest innovations in PR, marketing and social media to help attract support for 56 million kids. Teachers visit the site to create Wish Lists of the resources they need. People in the community see exactly what is needed and contribute to help. We ship the materials right to the schools at no cost, so kids and teachers get the support they need. About Us: The people behind ClassWish.org include such prominent education and business leaders as Adam Hirsch, former COO, Mashable; Laurie Coots, CMO, TBWA; Scott Cutler, EVP, New York Stock Exchange; Betsy Morgan, former CEO, Huffington Post; Nancy Pelz-Paget, Director, Education and Society Program, Aspen Institute; Sharon Robinson, CEO, American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education. 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: Teachers and students are already getting supplies from ClassWish.org. Now, we are building a movement to raise awareness of the dire situation in schools, to let more teachers know that ClassWish can improve their classrooms, and to get more people and businesses to contribute and help. We are building ClassWish-Campus Nation, a national network of ClassWish college clubs to improve the education and lives of millions of students through a wide range of innovative advocacy, marketing, media, social media, celebrity, and fundraising campaigns. Clubs will engage other student organizations to participate in our community service programs and individual students to participate in our online micro-volunteering program. We are looking for students for unpaid on-campus internships, the prime activity of which will be starting a ClassWish club at their college. The Environment: This is, frankly, a great place to work. We get great interns from all over the country and all over the world, so the atmosphere is energetic, creative, and fun. It's also casual; we?re interested in your brains, creativity and heart. Want to work in jeans, a t-shirt and flip-flops? Why not! What we offer: As a ClassWish intern and club founder, you will enhance your resume with a solid record of achievement and community service, work with great people, and you will have the satisfaction of knowing that you have children get the tools they need to perform at their best. See presentations about some of our activities at http://ClassWish-Intern-Postings.org. If you are an outstanding student leader and want a great experience doing something you will always be proud of, please see http://ClassWish-Campus.org. FAQ - Review ClassWish.org's outstanding internship program here: 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 tens of millions of children. 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). Little plans also do not have the power to provide a better education to 56 million kids who deserve more than they are getting today. We face a crushing need in schools, have a solid plan to address it, and 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 and Penn Station. Four express subway stops, LIRR, and the PATH train are all within one block. We also hire interns to work remotely from other cities. 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 looked at your site and have some suggestions. Great! This is a collaborative project, and we want to hear from you. Your ClassWish review will be helpful. Is this a paid internship? We can offer a great experience, a great addition to your résumé, 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. Do check to see if your school offers a stipend program. 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 flexible. 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 (as an early-stage nonprofit, we just can?t afford to buy dozens of machines), 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 a short cover letter and an impressive resume to interns@ClassWish.org.
Initially Posted: 01/14/2013
Last Updated: 07/16/2018

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