Careers

The LitWorld staff at the Spring Gala in May 2018.

The LitWorld staff at the Spring Gala in May 2018.

 

Open Positions 

Applications are now open for LitWorld Summer internships!

Information for all Summer internships

Application Deadline: 1 April 2019

Documents Required:

● Resume

● Cover Letter that addresses the question “how does literacy--defined as reading, writing, speaking, and listening--build resilience?”

● Furnish references upon request, one academic and one professional

Location: LitWorld office, New York, NY

Education: Bachelor’s Degree, pursuing or recently graduated

Start Date/End Date: 24 June 2019 - 15 August 2019

Duration and Hours: 8 weeks 24 hours/week, 4 days/week

Email all applications to litworldhr@litworld.org.

Communications Intern

Job Function:

Education Administrative/Support Services, Graphic Design, Social Media Management, Project Management, Public Relations, Research/Development, Writing/Editing, Video Production

Description:

This summer, gain one-of-a-kind nonprofit experience in LitWorld’s New York City office. Support LitWorld's strategic communications outreach and learn the ins-and-outs of the unique world of nonprofit communications. LitWorld advocates for the power of story, and the Communications Intern gets a front row seat to how these stories are told, and the opportunity to strategize about the best ways to communicate our stories.

LitWorld is a growing nonprofit organization creating communities of resilience, hope and joy through reading, writing and the power of shared stories. LitWorld engages children and families around the globe by providing opportunities for them to explore and learn from their own narratives and voices. We aim to build sustainable communities for literacy where knowledge and empowerment break the cycle of illiteracy and give all people a chance to pursue every dream. We are seeking college-level interns who are interested in learning about growing nonprofits and engaging in the work of an entrepreneurial organization working in the US and internationally.

Our Communications Intern will have strong writing skills, excellent communication skills, and above all, a "can do" spirit as they will pitch in on a variety of projects, from planning advocacy events to working on longer term research and development projects for the organization. Interns work independently yet also should enjoy collaborating and working within teams. Interns will receive dynamic training and support in all these areas and gain inside perspective of a nonprofit organization that works closely with vulnerable communities and children around the world.

Qualifications:

Ideal candidates will complement our knowledgeable, dedicated, and passionate team with strong skills and interests in the following areas:

● Strong writing and editing skills

● Demonstrated ability in innovative uses of social media, online outreach, and mobile technology

● Graphic design experience (Ability to use Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop)

● Website design, familiarity with Squarespace, and management a plus

● Time management skills and 100% project follow-through

● Collaborative planning and teamwork

● Efficient and responsible communication

● Interest in children's rights, women's and girls' issues, and international issues

● Forward-thinking education, including embracing technology as a tool for learning

Operations & Development Intern

Job Function:

Administrative/Support Services, Project Management, Research/Development, Writing/Editing, Data collection, Cloud Storage Management

Description:

This summer, gain one-of-a-kind nonprofit experience in LitWorld’s New York City office. Learn the ins-and-outs of the nonprofit world through research and writing projects, event planning, and additional administrative responsibilities.

LitWorld is a growing nonprofit organization creating communities of resilience, hope and joy through reading, writing and the power of shared stories. LitWorld engages children and families around the globe by providing opportunities for them to explore and learn from their own narratives and voices. We aim to build sustainable communities for literacy where knowledge and empowerment break the cycle of illiteracy and give all people a chance to pursue every dream. We are seeking a college-level intern who is interested in learning about growing nonprofits and engaging in the work of an entrepreneurial organization working in the US and internationally.

Our Operations and Development Intern will have strong research and writing skills, excellent communication skills, and above all, a "can do" spirit as they will contribute to a variety of both short- and long-term projects. Interns work independently yet also should enjoy collaborating and working within teams. Interns will receive dynamic training and support in all these areas and gain behind-the-scenes knowledge of a nonprofit organization that works closely with vulnerable communities and children around the world.

Qualifications:

Ideal candidates will complement our knowledgeable, dedicated, and passionate team with strong skills and interests in the following areas:

● Strong writing and editing skills

● Strong organizational skills

● Time-management and 100% project follow-through

● Collaborative planning and teamwork

● Efficient and responsible communication

● Interest in children's rights, women's and girls' issues, and international issues

● Interest in innovative uses of social media, online outreach, and mobile technology

Program Support Intern

Job Function:

Administrative/Support Services, Curriculum Development Support, Project Management, Research/Development, Writing/Editing

Description: This summer, gain one-of-a-kind nonprofit experience in LitWorld’s New York City office. Learn the ins-and-outs of the nonprofit world through research and writing projects, program and activity planning, hands-on community work, and additional projects.

LitWorld is a growing nonprofit organization creating communities of resilience, hope and joy through reading, writing and the power of shared stories. LitWorld engages children and families around the globe by providing opportunities for them to explore and learn from their own narratives and voices. We aim to build sustainable communities for literacy where knowledge and empowerment break the cycle of illiteracy and give all people a chance to pursue every dream. We are seeking a college-level intern who is interested in learning about growing nonprofits and engaging in the work of an entrepreneurial organization working in the US and internationally.

Our Program Support Intern will have strong research and writing skills, excellent communication skills, and above all, a "can do" spirit as they will pitch in on a variety of projects. Interns work independently yet also should enjoy collaborating and working within teams. Interns will receive dynamic training and support in all these areas and gain behind-the-scenes knowledge of a nonprofit organization that works closely with vulnerable communities and children around the world.

Qualifications:

Ideal candidates will complement our knowledgeable, dedicated, and passionate team with strong skills and interests in the following areas:

● Strong writing and editing skills

● Interest in instructional design and development

● Time-management and 100% project follow-through

● Collaborative planning and teamwork

● Efficient and responsible communication

● Interest in children's rights, women's and girls' issues, and international issues

● Forward-thinking education, including embracing technology as a tool for learning

Applications are now closed for the LitWorld Teen Advocate mini internship. 

Questions may be directed to info@litworld.org.


About LitWorld

Our Mission: Strengthening kids and communities through the power of their own stories. Together, authoring a bold new world of equity and opportunity.

LitWorld is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization creating permanent positive change in the world. We implement on-the-ground innovative solutions to the hard-to-tackle challenge of illiteracy worldwide. The combined power of children’s own stories + access to diverse reading/writing experiences + peer to peer and adult mentor relationships = productive and transformational literacy. We work in close and trusting partnerships with locally based, grassroots organizations to build sustainable outcomes for young people around the world.
 

LitWorld is an Equal Opportunity Employer

LitWorld respects and values diversity. LitWorld is an equal opportunity employer. LitWorld will not discriminate and will take affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant on the bases of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability,veteran's status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Diversity of perspective and experience benefits LitWorld and helps us deliver our best work; we encourage qualified individuals from all backgrounds to apply.