LitWorld is a non-profit organization fostering resilience, hope, and joy through the power of story.
Our programs and campaigns build self-confidence, promote leadership, and strengthen children
and their communities. We believe that all children deserve safe, educational, and fun
opportunities to learn, grow, and share their own stories. Our LitCamp model is praise-centric,
friendship-focused, and fundamentally literacy-enhancing. We run LitCamps in high need locations
around the world.

This summer, gain a paid one-of- a-kind experience in New York City. In this role as a LitCamp intern
with LitWorld, you will have opportunities for dynamic professional development from leaders in
the field of education as you work hands-on running summer LitCamps. In partnership with the
NYC Department of Education, you will help to lead a high-quality literacy and arts-based
experiential learning day camp, helping LitWorld reach key communities in our global literacy


LitCamp interns will partner with teachers and other school staff to run summer programming for
children and teens ages 6-14. LitCamp interns will begin with an intensive training week, becoming
immersed in the LitWorld core values and curriculum. Interns will work together with the LitCamp
Directors and teachers on-site to teach and mentor kids at camp, and to build a strong community
of joyful learners.

Interns will also participate in various projects throughout the summer to enhance campers’
experience and enrich their learning. Through participation in such projects interns will gain
behind-the- scenes knowledge of a non-profit organization that works closely with vulnerable
communities and children around the world.


- Create a positive, fun and safe environment for campers and the greater LitCamp community
- Utilize the LitCamp curriculum to lead groups of children in activities, including reading and
writing workshops, community-building games and arts projects
- Support and assist teachers in the classroom
- Engage one-on- one with students to aid their learning and to build meaningful relationships
- Work with LitWorld staff to further develop LitCamp curriculum
- Work on site specific projects that could include but are not limited to creating published
compilation of campers’ writing and art, tracking and incentivizing independent reading, utilizing
rubrics, interviews and surveys to assess campers’ growth throughout the course of the summer
- Perform other duties as assigned

Position is paid - $13/hr

Please submit your resume and a cover letter responding to the prompt:
“In your experience or opinion, how does literacy, defined as reading, writing, speaking and
listening, build resilience?”

Please also include the contact information for 2 references, one professional or academic, and
one personal (not related to you).

Send all applications to with the name of position you are applying for in
the subject line.

Please note that due to a high number of applicants, only those selected for an interview will be

The application deadline for this position is April 15th, 2018.