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Academic Success and Non Profit Management Intern

We take a holistic approach to our students' education and development
because we believe that academic problems rarely just have academic causes.
Our Academic Success and Non Profit Management role reflects this — a
typical day may involve:
  • Supporting a 10th grade student who fled a civil war in her home country as she embarks on an individual research project on the impact of war on young girls
  • Creating an engaging US History curriculum for a homeless young mother who is working towards her GED/TASC (non-traditional high school diploma)
  • Advising and tutoring a high achieving rising senior who is a recent arrival to the US as she prepares to apply to some of the country’s top colleges and push her SAT score to near a perfect score
  • Coordinating academic support for a student matriculating at a Top-25 college with the aim of returning to her own community as a social worker.

This position is ideally suited to somebody with an interest in working with students on an individualized basis. This person will develop opportunities for young people to explore their academic interests beyond the constraints of a traditional classroom environment. The intern will:

  • Teach both whole-class instruction and small group/individual tutoring.
  • Coordinate individual study plans for students, particularly those of very high academic or of personal need.
  • Advise students through the college admissions process and editing college essays.
  • Assist with other administrative tasks at the direction of the organization's Executive Director in line with the organization's mission.

Further, as a growing non-profit, Project Rousseau offers a unique opportunity to engage in administrative and non-profit management responsibilities. For example, we would encourage the candidate to:
  • Support the growth of new partnerships to support the academic growth of Project Rousseau students
  • Prepare research memos for the Executive Director to advance Project Rousseau’s position as a thought-leader in our space
  • Collaborate with Project Rousseau’s Student Needs team to ensure wrap-around support for at-risk young people
  • Support community outreach and engagement 

We seek to recruit diligent, self-starting, and enthusiastic individuals who
can display:
  • Outstanding academic ability and intellectual curiosity across a range of fields
  • Strong writing skills
  • A commitment to education in general, and working with disadvantaged young people.
  • Sensitivity and maturity in working with our students, many of whom experience significant challenges and hardship.
  • On track to a bachelor’s degree with a strong GPA
  • Previous experiences with tutoring or mentoring is desired but not essential.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.

Internships may be allocated on a rolling basis and applicants are encouraged to apply early.