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non-profit management, Charter schools.
Date inactive: 1/1/2014

Internship.  Join our movement

Are you passionate about closing the achievement gap? Interested in non-profit management? Wondering what it takes to work in an innovative organization?

Success Academy Charter Schools is a fast growing not-for-profit Charter Management Organization (CMO) that operates 14 public charter elementary and middle schools throughout New York City. Over the next decade, our network will grow to 40 schools that provide a phenomenal K-8 public education to NYC school children. Our dual mission is to:
1. Offer children in New York City an exceptional public education that prepares them to succeed in college and life.
2. Forever alter the educational prospects for all public school children by creating a “tipping point” – moving a nation where educational failure is the norm to a nation that expects high-quality public school options for all children.

Success offers both full and part-time internships in the fall, spring, and
summer. A part-time position requires a minimum of 15 hours per week.
Interns are permitted to work a maximum of 40 hours per week. The
position is minimally a 10-week commitment.
Support a growing network of success.  The Success Academy Charter Schools includes departments in the areas
of Data & Accountability, Enrollment, External Affairs, Finance, Human
Resources & Recruitment, Information Communication & Technology, Instructional Development, Literacy, Marketing, and Operations. Each department plays a pivotal role in ensuring student success throughout the year.
Interns at Success Academy Charter Schools are key players in our daily operation and our constant innovation. Success Academy Charter Schools Internships provide a unique experience to observe and be part of the start-up phase of a highly ambitious and successful educationally focused organization. You will have the opportunity to learn hands-on from talented individuals who are pioneers in the education reform movement. Interns receive ongoing mentor-ships and training throughout their program at Success Academy Charter Schools. Assigned to a team based on your skill sets and interests, you will work directly with a Success Academy Charter Schools Director who will oversee your work, help identify project goals, and support your professional development. You will have the opportunity to attend department and network-wide meetings as well as organization-wide events.

Below please find specific descriptions of the Success Academy Charter Schools departments that offer internship opportunities.

Development:  Actively support our fundraising efforts by performing research on prospective donors, maintaining our database of current and potential donors, offering logistical support for board meetings, and planning several special events, including our 6th annual poker fundraising tournament.
External Affairs:  Provide support for our Education Reform mission through public relations, government relations and advocacy work.
Human Resources & Recruitment:  Acquire and retain top talent, acting strategically and tactically to ensure
a high quality of life in a stable, sustainable model.
Information Communication & Technology:  Provide technology infrastructure and solutions in partnership with schools that enable instructional staff to focus on educating scholars.
Marketing:  Develop and execute marketing plans to raise awareness of our schools among parents, communities and perspective employees.
Data & Accountability:  Help design test prep materials and provide logistical support so our schools can continue to rank in the top 1% of elementary and middle schools statewide. As a Data & Accountability intern your work will directly impact daily classroom instruction that will get thousands of students to ace the state exams.
Fellowships:  Responsible for recruiting, training, and developing a master's degree program for incoming teachers and  administrators for Success Academies. Fall interns will assist with our newest cohort of Teaching Fellows, as they begin their training and residency in Success Academies schools.
Leadership Development:  Responsible for the training and professional development of all school leaders, the management of academic consultants, and the development and execution of an extensive summer training program
(Leader Summit) for all new and returning leaders. Fall interns will assist with the planning of leader meetings, the balancing of consultant visits, and the development of Leader Summit.
Literacy:  Further develop the THINK Literacy program and enhance teacher and leader ability through Success Academy training methods.
Teacher Development:  Coordinate and plan professional development sessions for teachers across our Network of schools. Support our Network teams and School Leadership in improving teacher practice and driving student outcomes.  Liaise with multiple teams to ensure high-quality, consistent training in all instructional areas.

To apply: 
Please upload a resume and cover letter that outlines how your skills and
experience meet the qualifications to work in a fast paced, results
oriented environment at http://www.successcareers.org. Your cover letter should explain why you would be an excellent intern at Success Academy Charter Schools. When applying for the position, your cover letter must
address which department you are applying to intern for and why you are interested in joining this department.  Resumes without cover letters will not be reviewed.  Success Academy Charter Schools is an equal opportunity employer and actively encourages applications from people of all backgrounds.  Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience.