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Make a Difference. Video Internship at ClassWish.org!, 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): Worship/Music/Choir, Women's Ministry, Teaching, Sports and Recreation, Social Services, Science / Tech / Engineering / Math, Sales/Marketing/Public Relations, Photography and Videography, Men's Ministry, Management, K-12 Christian/Catholic Schools, Indirectly Servi
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Make a Difference. Video Internship at ClassWish.org! Work in NYC or Virtually Prefer PowerPoints to Text? See http://ClassWish-Intern-Postings.org Our education nonprofit offers internships focusing on a large number of fields, including: - Art, Graphics, Fashion Marketing, Photography, Video - Computers, SEO, Digital Marketing - Communications, Journalism, Social Media, PR, Celebrity Campaigns - Book Marketing, Publishing, Music Marketing, - Sports Marketing, Science, Education - Research, Philanthropic Fundraising, Grant-writing, Nonprofit Management - Cause Marketing, Business Development We seek outstanding undergraduate and graduate students with outstanding video skills as interns for the school year, summer and winter to collaborate on the boldest nonprofit initiative we know. We are looking for entrepreneurial, passionate, and energetic students with exceptional skills to create videos for sharing online and for use on ClassWish.org. Also, we need interns to help plan the video contests for the students. This is an outstanding leadership opportunity in an innovative, emerging nonprofit. Here is the problem we are tackling: K-12 schools in this country do not have enough resources to let children explore their potential and excel. Art supplies, books, computers, 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 marketing techniques to help 125,000 schools serving 56 million kids, inform, inspire and engage supporters. Teachers visit the site to create Wish Lists of the resources they need. People in the community can see exactly what is needed and contribute to help. About Us: The people behind ClassWish.org include such prominent education and business leaders as the: former COO of Mashable; EVP of the New York Stock Exchange; former CEO of Huffington Post; former Provost of Harvard; CEO of the Dana Farber Cancer Institute; Director of the Institute for Advanced Study; Director, Education and Society Program of Aspen Institute; CEO of the American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education. Most importantly, current and former interns will offer a great review of ClassWish.org. The Work: Teachers and students are already getting supplies from ClassWish.org. Now, we need to raise greater awareness and encourage more participation so we can help more kids. Interns will work in small teams focused on such things as: - marketing around particular verticals, e.g., art, music, sports, books, computers, science, and special education - marketing to particular audiences, such as businesses, bloggers, press, educators, moms, religious organizations, civic organizations, unions, nonprofits, authors, magazine readers, teens - celebrity marketing campaigns - particular promotions, such as student video and journalism contests - creating and implementing social media campaigns - building and managing relationships and cause marketing campaigns with strategic partners - building and leading a national network of volunteers - enhancing the websites - creating graphics, videos, and promotional materials You will take leadership on projects and work with other highly motivated interns, established professionals, and directly with our co-founder. 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 do we offer? You will enhance your portfolio with projects that will be displayed on the Internet as well as in print, visible to potential future employers, and have the satisfaction of knowing that you have helped children get the tools they need to perform at their best. To see PowerPoint presentations about some of our activities, please see http://ClassWish-Intern-Postings.org. If you want a great experience doing something you will always be proud of, send a short cover letter and a resume to interns@ClassWish.org. Impress us. This is competitive. 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. 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 portfolio, 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: 06/11/2013
Last Updated: 07/16/2018

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