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Volunteer opportunity description
PROGRAM INTERN, FALL 2012
Girls Write Now is currently accepting applications for volunteer or for-credit interns for Fall 2012.Program interns will gain valuable experience with a fast-growing nationally recognized non-profit organization and also enhance her/his career opportunities in the literary and arts education professions. Strong writers with a keen interest in literature, youth education, non-profit management, and women's issues will be positioned to network with a wide range of professional women writers and gain hands-on experience working with New York City high school youth. Volunteers receive training and support, as well as frequent and constructive communication to ensure an educational and rewarding internship.
Fall internships run from August-December and require 12-16 in-office hours per week, plus one Saturday event monthly. Applicants who are interested in interning from Fall 2012 through Spring 2013 are strongly encouraged to apply.
Interns report directly to program staff, assisting with key aspects of enrollment, curriculum, pair support, and communications, as well as day-to-day operations.
Girls Write Now (GWN) is the first organization in the United States to combine mentoring and writing instruction within the context of all-girl programming. Since 1998, GWN has given more than 3,500 at-risk girls from New York City’s under-funded public high schools access to a supportive mentoring relationship, a safe space to share ideas, and an intergenerational writing community. Our rigorous selection process, respect for each relationship’s singularity, and integrated supports have led to rich, revelatory student writing across a variety of genres. Featured in The New York Times and on NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams, Girls Write Now has been distinguished by the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities as one of the top 15 after-school arts and culture programs in the nation.
The deadline for fall applicants is August 1. Visit http://www.girlswritenow.org/gwn/join/interns and download the appropriate intern application attached at the bottom of the page. Return the completedapplication, along with a copy of your resume and a writing sample of no more than 5 pages, to Anusha [at] girlswritenow.org. Electronic applications only. Applications without the requested materials will not be reviewed. Qualified candidates will be contacted for interviews. No phone calls please.
Some college education
Flexibility and initiative to work on projects both independently and as part of a team
Organizational skills and attention to detail and accuracy
Database proficiency, web design, and content management experience preferred
Passion for the Girls Write Now mission and a desire to learn on the job
Our volunteer needs
We need volunteers who are free at these times