English Instructor (Former Employee) – South Carolina – October 25, 2017
A typical day at work consists of coming into work with a good attitude about what needs to be accomplished. Each day I learn how to prefect the duties at hand if not already perfected. I also learn better ways to complete different assignments. The management at a work place needs to be consistence and precise. A manager must have a plan at hand to delegate assignments. The workplace culture may be tedious of calm at times. One must be able to adjust to different situations in a workplace. The hardest part of a job is not having structure. The most enjoyable part of a job is knowing that you accomplished what was at hand.
Ella Baker Trainer (Current Employee) – Clinton, TN – October 10, 2016
This position is year to year with a max of 5 years. We do varius projects throught the year. The primary project is held in June where we train people to facilitate a lesson plan. This opportunity greatly enhanced my leadership abilities as well as my lesson facilitation skills. It provided me with another vehicle to utilize my passion of mentoring. The most difficult part of the job was learning how to lead other leaders. But, because this is my passion, I was able to adjust quickly. This was one of the greatest work experiences that I have ever had.
The great people that you work with
That it is more of an internship than it is a traditional job
Servant Leader Intern (Former Employee) – Little Rock, AR – August 1, 2016
This job is rewarding from the training that is required of all employees down to each and every scholar you engage with at any capacity. Working with the Children's Defense Fund's Freedom School challenges you in the best ways and allows insight into the field of education.
Communications Intern (Former Employee) – Washington City, DC – July 19, 2016
Working at the Children's Defense Fund is awesome. Everyone is super friendly and willing to teach and mentor you along the way. There are so many gatherings that allow you to network and get to know everyone in the building. Unfortunately it is nearly impossible to advance from intern to employee. Internships are unpaid and they simply don't have the funds
Communications and Outreach Associate (Former Employee) – Jackson, MS – March 2, 2016
The work that is done in this organization will change for life for the better, forever. The make sure every child has a Head start, a Safe start, a Moral start, Fair start, a Healthy start, and a successful passage into adulthood.
Youth Advocate Leadership National Trainer (Former Employee) – Washington, DC – October 27, 2015
The Children's Defense Fund is an awesome organization. Not only is a great intern experience, you actually have the opportunity to change lives of children and impoverished communities across the country.
Student Specialist Leader (Former Employee) – Kailua Kona, HI – August 20, 2015
Trained students grades kindergarten through high school how to use a program for compass learning. This involved scheduling students classes & the usage of the computers available. I was also responsible for taking care of the computers. That included fixing the computers when they malfunction and any form of tech support. I was responsible reading assessment testing
Always something to do, fun envierment
Things change a lot so one has to be flexsable or acceptant to change
Freedom School Partner (Former Employee) – Charlotte, NC – October 18, 2014
I am very passionate about education. I believe that it is very important. I plan to become a teacher after receiving my masters degree. This job helps me prepare for that journey. I have learned so many skill needed in everyday life. I have become a more open person and willing to talk out loud in front of large groups. Without this job I do not think that I would know what my career path would be. I found my passion through this summer internship.
Marketing Administrator (Former Employee) – Los angeles CA – October 20, 2013
A typical day at work not so typical. Everything from calling on celebrities for events, to picking up party favors for one of our students birthday parties. I learned humilty patience and the true meaning of hard work and dedication. My co workers were always extending olive branches. We all did that. The hardest part of my job was relocating and leaving my kids. It was honestly so much fun for me. The most enjoyable part was networking with the "Big wigs" watching their heart melt when they discovered what Childrens Defense was all about. It was even more touching to watch them come down to the school and recieve more from the children than they had expected.
morning breakfast with the kids, do a little cheers and chants. Teaching them about the importants of reading and critical thinking. The best management and co-workers you can ask for. Their wasn't any really hard parts just only trying to keep the kids quite. The most enjoyable part of the day is reading to the kids and getting feedback from what they learned.
Development Clerk (Former Employee) – Wasington, DC – August 18, 2012
Tracking donations sent to the organization. Planning fundraising events and working with vendors to process donatins in a timely manner. My coworkers were fun loving people. The hardest part of the job was making events a success on a small budget. The most enjoyable part of the job is the satisfactin in helping others.