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Company Name: BEHIND THE BOOK
Description: Behind the Book works directly in NYC public schools, providing rich, innovative literacy programs to urban classrooms. Working with students from pre-K to 12th grade, Behind the
Book identifies books that speak to the students, and partners with teachers to create immersive curriculum units that bring the authors of those books into classrooms. Through a series of
workshops, authors discuss their book and teach a genre of writing, encouraging students to
see themselves as readers and writers.

Behind the Book seeks a Program Intern to assist with the design, implementation and administration of our school programs. The Program Intern will work closely with the Director of Programming and the Program Coordinators to support all aspects of our school programs. The position will be based in our Harlem office. The commitment is for one semester, minimum two days per week, hours are flexible.

Program Intern responsibilities will include:

- Working with students in classrooms
- Managing the Behind the Book library; conducting research and managing review copies
- Assisting with student book publication as needed
- Supporting staff with program logistics and administration
- Assisting in creating lesson plans, activities and worksheets for our school programs

QUALIFICATIONS: The successful candidate will be someone who is detail-oriented, eager to learn, and able to manage tasks independently. Excellent written and oral communication skills in English are required as are strong computer skills in Microsoft Office. A background in education theory or previous teaching experience a plus.

TO APPLY: Please submit a resume, cover letter, and a brief (1 page max) writing sample to Briana Harris at Briana@BehindtheBook.org. “Program Intern” should appear in the subject heading of your email.

Deadlines to apply:
Fall 2016: August 31st, 2016
Spring 2017: December 15th, 2016
Summer 2017: May 15th, 2017

Behind the Book is committed to providing equal opportunity to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, political affiliation, family responsibilities, or any other characteristic protected under federal, state, or local law. We are committed to maximizing the diversity of our organization, as we want to engage all those who can contribute to this effort.
Requirements: The successful candidate will be someone who is detail-oriented, eager to learn, and able to manage tasks independently. Excellent written and oral communication skills in English are required as are strong computer skills in Microsoft Office. A background in education theory or previous teaching experience a plus.
Location: New York, NY
Application Due Date: Fall 2016: August 31st, 2016
Spring 2017: December 15th, 2016
Summer 2017: May 15th, 2017
Payment: unpaid
How To Apply For This Internship: TO APPLY: Please submit a resume, cover letter, and a brief (1 page max) writing sample to Briana Harris at Briana@BehindtheBook.org. “Program Intern” should appear in the subject heading of your email.

Deadlines:
Fall 2016: August 31st, 2016
Spring 2017: December 15th, 2016
Summer 2017: May 15th, 2017
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