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Education Partnerships Intern

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Immediate Opening: Education Partnerships Intern Fall 2019

Want to join a dynamic team working to share the joy of reading with local children? Looking to learn more about working in the nonprofit sector and making valuable connections in the community? Book Harvest is accepting applications for an intern NOW!

Founded in 2011, Book Harvest (www.bookharvestnc.org) is a North Carolina nonprofit organization based in Durham that provides an abundance of books and ongoing literacy support to families and their children from birth. Our innovative programs serve as a model for communities committed to ensuring that all children are lifelong readers and learners. Our vision is of a world in which reading, learning, and access to information are considered rights, not privileges, so that all children thrive.

Grounded in evidence and following best practices that produce measurable results, Book Harvest’s programs span a child’s life beginning from birth. We help children start kindergarten ready to learn, combat summer learning loss once they are in school, read proficiently in third grade, and fall in love with reading.

To date, we have provided more than one million books and a wide array of literacy supports to North Carolina children and families. We are committed to replicating, sharing, and expanding our work so that the successes we realize may enable academic and life success for children across our country.

Description of Responsibilities

Book Harvest’s Education Partnerships Intern will support the operations of Books on Break (BOB), Books on Break eXtended (BOBX), and the Boys of Color Book Club (BC2), programs that provide approximately 100,000 books annually to children in the Triangle and beyond. General responsibilities include:

  • Maintaining databases and spreadsheets.
  • Contributing to program reports.
  • Scheduling warehouse workdays and volunteers.
  • Assisting with book selection and ordering.
  • Tracking and maintaining book inventory.
  • Supporting book club facilitators.
  • Providing direct service to youth and families in school and community-based settings
  • General office support

Qualifications

The successful candidate for this position is a highly motivated, superbly organized individual who communicates clearly, collaborates well, leads with professionalism, and is a team player. Attention to detail, ability to work independently, and meticulous tracking of information are essential. This person must be able to represent Book Harvest in a variety of settings and be an excellent communicator. An innovative approach to challenges, an enthusiasm for teamwork, patience, perseverance, and a mindset of gratitude, respect, and possibility are a must. This candidate must be available to work occasional evenings.

Requirements

  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to interact appropriately and safely with children.
  • Reliable transportation.
  • Effective electronic communication and database management skills.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines with ease.
  • A personal expectation of high quality in all tasks performed.
  • Warm and engaging interpersonal skills.
  • Availability to work occasional evenings (special events).
  • Ability to speak Spanish preferred but not required.

This internship is based in Durham. Some heavy lifting is involved. The position is unpaid and requires a commitment of 8-12 hours per week for a minimum of 10 weeks; start and end dates to be determined.

To apply, submit a cover letter, resumé, and two references to Amy M. Franks at amy@bookharvestnc.org. The priority deadline is September 25, 2019. A successful background check is required.