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The GO Project Summer Internship
Powered by Echoing Green’s Work on Purpose Program
HEART + HEAD = HUSTLE
The GO Project shapes the futures of low-income New York City public school children by providing critical academic, social, and emotional support starting in the early elementary years. GO provides year-round educational and family support services to children who are performing below grade level and equips them with the confidence and skills needed to succeed at school, at home, and in life.
The GO Project summer internship is an opportunity for high school students to learn and develop leadership skills while working with GO Project students in academic and/or enrichment classes. During the 5-week GO Summer program, interns will be working as teaching assistants in one of our 1st -5th grade classrooms under the guidance of a Head Teacher or Enrichment Teacher. Interns will work in small groups or one-to-one within the classroom to help students complete projects, remain focused, and build confidence as learners.
Interns will also be participating in rigorous daily professional development sessions where Echoing Green’s book, Work on Purpose, will be used to help them discover and enhance their passions (HEART) and their talents (HEAD) to become change-making leaders in their community (HUSTLE). A strong social justice-centered curriculum and required readings will form the core framework for the internship. At the end of the summer, interns will have completed a portfolio with work from daily classroom and professional development sessions, co-led a professional development session, gained leadership skills, and developed a culminating project that they will showcase for other GO Project interns, staff members, board members, and community supporters.
* Attend mandatory orientation on Saturday, June 15 from 10am-3pm and a few days of training from June 24- June 28 from 10am-3pm. (Exact schedule TBD).
* Commitment to the entire summer session is required
* July 1-August 2, Monday-Friday, either the morning academic session (8:30am-2pm) or the afternoon enrichment session (12-6pm).
* Daily participation in professional development sessions.
* Avenues-the World School (259 Tenth Avenue, New York, NY 10001); or
* Friends Seminary (222 East 16th Street, New York, NY 10003); or
* Grace Church School (86 Fourth Avenue, New York, NY 10003); or
* La Salle Academy (215 E 6th St New York, NY 10003)
Location and internship schedule will be assigned upon hire.
* Assist teachers and work one-to-one or in small groups with students who are in need of academic intervention.
* Actively engage with the students, teachers, fellow interns, and other program staff.
* Enthusiastically participate in daily professional development sessions.
* Punctual and consistent attendance.
* Co-lead one professional development session during the summer.
* Contribute regularly to the volunteer blog.
* Read all assigned materials.
* Meet all internship deadlines.
* Personal gratification through enhancing the lives of young learners.
* Developing leadership skills.
* Ongoing personal and professional development opportunities.
* Continual onsite support from GO Project staff.
* Portfolio for support with college and career selection.
* Completing a service learning project which will have a larger impact on the community.
* Potential participation on the High School Student Leadership Council.
* High school students in good academic standing (rising 10th to recent high school grads).
* Commitment to and belief in all children’s ability to succeed and thrive.
* Commitment to social justice through education equality.
* Ability to work collaboratively on a team.
* Strong or emerging leadership skills.
* Punctuality and professionalism.
* Submit a personal statement explaining why you want to intern with the GO Project and reflecting on a social justice issue which you consider the most important.
* Submit a copy of your most recent school transcript.
* Provide one written letter of recommendation and one phone reference. (The written and phone references must be different. References can only be teachers, employers, school administrators, supervisors).
* Attend an interview as part of the initial screening process.
Deadline for application submission is Monday, May 13, 2013. Early applications are encouraged as space is limited.
The Young Leadership Council
The GO Project’s Young Leadership Council (YLC) is a dynamic group of young professionals committed to promoting and bringing awareness to the GO Project mission. Young Leadership Council members increase the visibility of the GO Project by acting as ambassadors for the organization, and raise critical funds to support programming through fundraising initiatives and events. The YLC is led by an Executive Committee that works to set the strategic direction of the group.
We are currently seeking motivated young professionals to participate in the planning and coordination of fundraising, donation, volunteer and social events to benefit the GO Project. YLC Members must:
- Display leadership qualities and exhibit a strong commitment to closing the achievement gap for NYC school children.
- Have a passion for and commitment to the GO Project’s mission and approach.
- Have the confidence to advocate and fundraise on the behalf of the GO Project.
- Are willing to devote time to the duties of the YLC.
This diverse philanthropic group is a forum for young people from all sectors to network with one another while utilizing their skills, connections and ideas to work towards a worthy cause.
If you are interested in joining YLC please email Liz Trout, Development Manager at