Worldreader: Seeks Remote Intern, U.S. Communications (Fall 2021)

With Who:  Worldreader

Location:  Remote

Dates:  Fall 2021 (4 months)

Compensation:  $1500 for the 4 month period

Position Description:  (This is a paid internship.) Worldreader seeks an intern to support three key projects that will further achieve its mission.  One, develop content for an annual newsletter that aligns with our weekly book calendar and encourages reading behavior. The newsletter is targeted towards group leaders and teachers who support family engagement for elementary-aged children. Two, develop content to support an online community of Worldreader partners and BookSmart users through a social media platform. Three, develop, adapt and translate assets (parent training resources, parent letter, reading tips, and more) into Spanish.

  1. Create newsletter content for bi-weekly newsletters for current partners, based on the content calendar, working with the US Programs Director.  (40% of allocated time)
  2. Create content for an online community (i.e. Facebook group or alternative) including a content calendar and monitoring the group. (40% of allocated time)
  3. Develop, adapt, and translate current tools into single-page collateral sheets for Spanish-speaking families. (10% of allocated time)

Deliverable:  A final report and/or presentation of the projects will be presented to an internal Worldreader committee at a determined date closer to the end of the projects.

  1. Weekly newsletter, content based on the current 12-month weekly book calendar.  Book highlights, Activities Highlights, Teacher tips corner, and Parents’ tip corner (in Spanish and English).
  2. Start a KCR (Keep Children Reading) US readers/users page, and monitor activity.  Content will pull from the newsletter, and 6 months of a content calendar will be mapped out.
  3. Translated assets for communication to Spanish-speaking parents.

Qualifications:

  • Appropriate for students with the following majors: communications, creative writing, English, education, marketing, etc.
  • Must be a literacy enthusiast with the ability to communicate the excitement of applying a digital reading solution.
  • Excellent writing skills with a proven ability to craft program design documents,  digital messaging nudges, and presentations.
  • Experience with design software is a plus.
  • Bilingual preferred, but not required (Spanish/English)
  • This position will support the US Programs director
  • University student
  • Commitment to time frame
  • Ability to work effectively in a remote work environment

Benefits:

  • Support Worldreader’s efforts to bring digital reading to vulnerable communities
  • Stipend provided at the end of the internship
  • Collaborate with a passionate global team
  • Learn about international development and the nonprofit education sector
  • Give a culminating experience presentation to a group of Worldreader global leaders
  • Build your professional network
  • Gain valuable resume-building experience

Questions?  Please email Kristen Walter, Director of US Programs at (kristen@worldreader.org).

Apply (or request more information):  For more on this posting, or to apply, please visit the Worldreader Jobs portal.

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