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Internship: Summer Design Intern @ ClassWish.org

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Make a Difference This Summer: Design Internships with ClassWish.org

We are recruiting an outstanding graduate student or recent graduate as summer design intern to collaborate on the boldest nonprofit initiative we know. Applicants must have exceptional digital graphic skills. Most of the team will be in Manhattan, but we will also consider a virtual intern in another location.

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. Books, computers, art supplies, musical instruments, science equipment, sports equipment—and even paper for computers and printers—are all in desperately short supply. Teachers are spending their own money on supplies, and kids are peddling cookie dough and wrapping paper. The situation is unfair, disruptive, grossly inefficient, and entirely inadequate. We’re going to change it.

ClassWish.org, an exciting new nonprofit, will use modern business practices and the latest marketing techniques to help 125,000 schools serving 56 million kids inform, inspire and engage supporters. We just launched the first phase: teachers create Wish Lists of the resources they need. People in the community can see exactly what is needed and how their tax-deductible contributions can help.

About Us: The people behind this campaign include such prominent education and business leaders as Adam Hirsch, COO, Mashable; Laurie Coots, CMO, TBWA; Scott Cutler, EVP, New York Stock Exchange; Esther Dyson, investor and philanthropist; Mark Linaugh, Chief Talent Officer, WPP; Betsy Morgan, former CEO, Huffington Post; Nancy Pelz-Paget, Director, Education and Society Program, Aspen Institute; Delia Pompa, VP of Education, National Council of La Raza; Sharon Robinson, CEO, American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education. In addition, Forbes Magazine liked our approach so much that they donated a full page of their March 15 issue to help raise awareness among businesses.

The work: Now, it’s time to engage a tremendous numbers of teachers, parents, alumni/ae businesses, churches, civic organizations, nonprofits, local governments, media partners and celebrities. Our marketing and communications interns will work in small teams focused on outreach to particular audiences. We need a graphics intern to work with us on e-flyers, banners, micro-sites, etc. You should know InDesign, PhotoShop, CSS and html.

The result of your efforts? Teachers and schools will get the support they need. Parents and communities will be engaged in supporting schools and funding the things they care about. And all of us will be united in helping our children perform at their best.

If you want a great experience doing something you will always be proud of, please send a cover letter, resume and portfolio. Send us something that will knock our socks off. Impress us. This is competitive. Send it to interns@ClassWish.org.

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