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About Jumpstart

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 for Young Children 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 provide quality tutoring to preschoolers from disadvantaged communities. Jumpstart inspires children to learn, adults to teach, families to get involved, and communities to progress together.

There are currently unpaid internship positions available at Jumpstart’s regional office near Olympic and Union, just west of downtown Los Angeles. The office is easily accessible by public transportation from USC. Please send a cover letter and resume to nicole.rouse@jstart.org and clearly indicate the position you are applying for.

Available Positions

Special Events Fellow - Jumpstart’s Special Events Fellow will gain broad exposure to nonprofit event management, traditional and grassroots marketing, branding, and other aspects of nonprofit administration. The intern will support Jumpstart’s Southern California office to coordinate their local event-planning activities, with a primary focus on Jumpstart’s Read for the Record event, and other events that strengthen Jumpstart’s presence in the community. The interns will gain skills in event planning and post-event wrap-up, media relations, volunteer management, and donor/sponsor relations. The Special Events Intern will be based out of the Los Angeles office and report to Thea Quigley, Development Associate, and Atalaya Sergi, Senior Program Director.

About Jumpstart’s Read for the Record

Jumpstart’s premiere national campaign, Read for the Record , presented in partnership with the Pearson Foundation, is one time of the year when millions of individuals come together to celebrate literacy and support Jumpstart in its efforts to promote early childhood education. On October 3 rd , people across the country will read the children’s book Otis by Loren Long in support of Jumpstart’s mission to work towards the day that every child in America enters kindergarten prepared to succeed. Jumpstart Southern California will be hosting its own series of events to engage its children, families and community.

Qualifications & Responsibilities

This position requires a desire to learn the basic principles of nonprofit event planning and communications, proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, excellent verbal and written communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills and ability to collaborate effectively, ability to manage multiple projects, strong attention to detail, a commitment to Jumpstart’s values of learning, determination, connection, joy and kindness, as well as an interest in learning within a fast-paced, fast-growing organization. Enrollment in an undergraduate or graduate degree program preferred. The intern must be able to dedicate 15-20 hours a week between May and through day of event in October (intern must be able to facilitate actual event on or before October 3, 2013).

Responsibilities include:
  • Work closely with the Development and Program teams on overall event coordination, with responsibilities including managing invitation lists and mailings, procuring in-kind donations, and coordinating day-of event logistics
  • Support publicity and media relations for events and other Jumpstart initiatives
  • Manage relationships with select vendors, sponsors, volunteers, and members of the press/media
  • Volunteer recruitment
  • Provide additional support as needed
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

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