Wilson Center for Social Entrepreneurship: ExpandED Schools - STEM Curriculum Intern
Organization Name: ExandED Schools
Internship Role: STEM Curriculum Intern
Location: 11 West 42nd St. New York, NY 10036
On-site/ Remote: Remote
Length of Internship: 35hrs/week for 8 weeks (280 hours total)
Compensation: $16.00/hour - total of $4,480.00
About the Organization: ExpandED Schools is a leading afterschool organization that advances educational equity for students from under-served communities across New York City. Founded in 1998, ExpandED designed the nation’s first city-wide, publicly-funded system for afterschool programming. Today, through advocacy, research, and program development, ExpandED continues to build the capacity of the NYC afterschool field to address the educational inequities that prevent far too many students from reaching their full potential.
Now more than ever, students need access to innovative, engaging ways of learning to help them deal with the trauma of the pandemic and racial injustice and make up for lost learning time due to the public health crisis. ExpandED is designing online programming, organizing and uniting partners across the afterschool field, and leading the fight for urgently-needed public funding to ensure kids from communities most affected by COVID-19 will continue to have access to a robust public education, whether in-person or remotely. One such innovative program is our STEM Educators Academy, which supports afterschool and school-day educators in collaborative educator teams in offering exciting, enriching design-based learning activities in afterschool. STEM Educators Academy features three programmatic tiers, matching professional development, on-site coaching, funding, and technical assistance to sites’ needs and interests.
About the STEM Curriculum Intern Position:
One of our many programs designed to support children in communities most affected by COVID is our STEM Educators Academy. This program supports afterschool and school-day educators in collaborative educator teams by offering exciting, enriching design-based learning activities in afterschool. STEM Educators Academy features three programmatic tiers, matching professional development, on-site coaching, funding, and technical assistance to sites’ needs and interests. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
· Standardize and update curriculum template and related resources for middle school STEM lessons for usability and clarity including grammatical edits for up to 60 lesson plans.
· Work closely with the STEM Program Manager to review the equity work focused on science curriculum conducted with STEM Educators Academy over the 2020-2021 school year.
· Help to identify ways to further promote equity within the STEM curricular resources to continue building momentum for advancing anti-racist work in STEM.
Applicants interested in filling this internship position should possess the following:
· Interest and/or experience promoting equity and anti-racism lens in education
· Proficiency in Microsoft Word
· Research focused with an attention to detail
· Experience in reviewing curricula, particularly meant for informal educators (i.e., afterschool, summer camps, etc.)
The ideal candidate is open to learning the histories and current landscape of pedagogical practices that promote equity (e.g. culturally relevant education, multicultural education, etc), has a good sense of humor and a curiosity about afterschool STEM curricula.