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Institute of Play December 16, 2011
Institute of Play, a non-profit design studio and learning lab, seeks an intern for its after-school program Short Circuit Studio. During Short Circuit, participants invent, tinker and hack at the intersection of physical computing, programming and design. The program is held at Quest to Learn, a NYC public middle school with a focus on systems-thinking and game-based learning, located in the Chelsea neighborhood.

The intern will work with the Institute of Play Afterschool team to prototype activities and projects, assist with activity roll-out and support participants in knowledge and skills development during workshops.

The ideal candidate will be:
well-versed in physical computing and wearables; eager to share their knowledge and expertise with young people; able to follow directions and take the lead where necessary.

This is an unpaid internship. The session runs January 9-March 16, 2012 and requires availability on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3p-6p. If you are a reliable, imaginative and kid-friendly maker who is eager to teach and learn in a lively and creative studio environment, please contact us as soon as possible.

To apply: please email a short statement of interest outlining your qualifications; attach a PDF resume and point us to links, sites or project documentation highlighting related experience.

Send materials to:, Subject Line: Short Circuit

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