Each year, one third of America's children arrive at their first day of school without the skills necessary to succeed at grade level. When children begin school behind their peers, catching up, especially without additional assistance, is difficult and unlikely.
Jumpstart is a national early education organization that works toward the day every child in America enters kindergarten prepared to succeed. Jumpstart partners with universities and community organizations around the country to deliver our comprehensive curriculum to preschoolers from disadvantaged communities. Jumpstart inspires children to learn, adults to teach, families to get involved, and communities to progress together.
There is currently an unpaid undergraduate internship position available at Jumpstart's regional office near Olympic and Union, just west of downtown Los Angeles. The office is easily accessible by public transportation. Please send a cover letter and resume.
Jumpstart Community Corps Fellow- This position requires self-motivation, adaptability, an attention to detail, as well as the ability to work effectively with older adults. The opportunity involves a commitment of 12-16 hours a week starting as soon as February for the duration of the spring semester. Responsibilities include:
« Program Support
Support Coordinator in the creation and organization of preschool curriculum materials
Facilitate the flow and organization of classroom materials to and from preschool sites
Support volunteer pre-service and in-service training events and team leader meetings
Assist with the supervision, evaluation, training, and technical assistance of older adult volunteers
« Administrative Assistance
Assist with volunteer meeting and training logistics
Support the completion and collection of volunteer and program partner paperwork
Aid in data entry systems
Support general office organization
« Community Engagement
Explore potential community partners and future volunteer recruitment relationships
Support recruitment and screening of volunteers
Support short-term and long-term volunteers
« Communication Support
Support ongoing communication with older adult volunteers, community organizations, preschool partners, families, etc.
Benefits of becoming a Jumpstart Intern:
« Experience working for a fast-paced, nationwide nonprofit organization
« Assist in creating tools and systems required to sustain and grow an organization
« Learn valuable skills in community organization and professional communication
« Make a positive difference in your community
« Earn references