The English-Speaking Union of the United States: Education. Scholarship. Understanding.

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Jobs / Internships

Current Internship Positions

Education Department Intern:

The ESU seeks an Education Department intern for Summer 2014. The internship provides an opportunity to participate in the day-to-day operations of an international, educational non-profit organization. Interns closely work with all members of the Education Department. They assist with a variety of ESU Education programs, including study aboard programs and professional development opportunitites for teachers and students. Perfect for a current university or graduate student in the New York City area interested in English and Education.

Typical Duties:

  • Assist staff at the New York City Shakespeare Teacher Intensive on July 24 & 25, 2014
    (A partnership with Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington D.C.)
  • National and local outreach to schools and educators
  • Create and/or update ESU Education program materials (programs, newsletters, etc.).
  • Create and compile promotional, fundraising and follow-up materials (surveys, brochures, etc.)
  • Monitor and update ESU Education social media (Facebook, blog)
  • Fact-checking, filing and data-base entry and other organizational duties as needed.

Qualifications:  Interest in English and/or Education. Excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills. Must be detail-oriented. Ability to work with Shakespeare texts and Microsoft Office package essential. Previous experience working with students and/or secondary teachers helpful, but not required. 

Time Commitment:  10-15 hours per week.

This position is an unpaid internship.  College credit may be obtained. If transportation costs are not covered by your school, a NYC Metro card will be provided.

How to Apply:  Please send a resume and short cover letter to Katharine Moran, Manager of Shakespeare Education Programs, at kmoran@esuus.org by May 31, 2014. The position is open until filled, but early applications are much appreciated. 


Membership Department Intern:

The English-Speaking Union of the United States is currently seeking an intern for the Membership and Branch Services departments. Working with the Membership Secretary and Branch Services Coordinator, s/he will be responsible for a variety of administrative tasks, community outreach, data entry, and preparing communication and marketing materials. Additional tasks will be assigned as needed. This is a great opportunity for someone interested in Communication, Event Planning, Mission Based Fundraising and Marketing, and the non-profit field.

Candidates must be self-motivated; detail oriented, and have the ability to work independently. Computer literacy with proficiency in Microsoft Office is required. Working knowledge of Raiser's Edge, Constant Contact & Social Media is preferred but not necessary.

Ideal applicant should have a Bachelor's degree or currently be enrolled in college and available 10-15 hours per week June through August.

Submit Resume with short Cover Letter to ghamel@esuus.org by April 25, 2014.


Current Volunteer Positions

English in Action (EiA) Tutor:

EiA, a program of the English-Speaking Union of the United States, matches non-native speakers with American volunteers for one-to-one conversation practice. English in Action is always looking for friendly new tutors. As an EiA Volunteer you will make a difference in your community, meet new people, share your culture and experiences, and learn about other cultures. English in Action may mean the beginning of a lifelong interest in a particular area of the world, or even a deeper understanding of one's own culture.

Qualifications:  Volunteers need no formal training, just an interest in other languages and cultures and the willingness to befriend a newcomer.

Time commitment: 2 hours per week. Volunteer leadership positions available. Currently we are looking for tutors for Tuesday evenings and Saturday mornings.

How to Apply:  If you are interested in becoming a volunteer tutor in New York City, please contact English in Action at eia@esuus.org to schedule an appointment. We encourage all prospective tutors to reserve a place at one of our weekly orientation sessions.



 
 
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