A summer internship at Ascend allows you to explore a career in public education in the heart of Brooklyn. Our team has developed a thoughtful and coherent program that allows interns to contribute their talents at the Ascend network office while also having the chance to teach summer school students.
As an Ascend intern, you will have the opportunity to learn from highly dedicated, experienced professionals who are committed to urban education and our ultimate goal of paving a clear path to college for the children of Central Brooklyn. This is a full-time, paid internship opportunity. There are 12 internship positions available in the following departments: curriculum (5), talent (2), data, communications, operations, technology, and finance. Click here to see more details.
When applying for the internship, your cover letter must address which department you are applying to intern for and why you are interested in joining this department. See application details in “Qualifications” section.
Why intern at Ascend Public Charter Schools?
Ascend is a Brooklyn-based network of K-12 public charter schools serving 4,000 students across ten schools. At Ascend, our mission is to provide an extraordinary education for the children of Central Brooklyn, placing them firmly on the path to success in college and beyond.
We are passionate about guiding our students to think critically and independently, and to enjoy education as an end in itself. We teach a rich and rigorous liberal arts curriculum that nurtures students’ natural curiosity about the world, and we foster a positive, non-punitive school culture where students feel connected, empowered, and safe to take academic risks. Watch Ascend in action.
Five curriculum internship positions are available within the curriculum team: publications, math, science, and lower and upper/middle school literacy. Responsibilities include:
Two data internship position is available and requires an 11-week commitment. Responsibilities include:
Two talent internship position is available within the talent team: recruitment/marketing and human resources. Responsibilities include:
One internship position is available within operations and student recruitment. Responsibilities include:
One internship position is available. Responsibilities include:
Two internship positions are available. Responsibilities include:
Desired skills and traits
Internship applicants must be enrolled in an undergraduate institution.
When applying for the internship, your cover letter must address which department(s) you are applying to intern for and why you are interested in joining this department.
Resume, cover letter, transcript, and a letter of recommendation are required.
Resumes and cover letter must be uploaded through the online application. Transcripts and letters of recommendation may be attached to your cover letter, or emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org. The application deadline is March 2nd.
Ascend offers a competitive stipend of 10 weeks (Monday-Thursday, 9am-5pm). Internships require an eight week minimum commitment and may be extended to twelve weeks; weeks need not be consecutive. Stipend will be prorated accordingly based on number of weeks each intern participates. Data internship requires an 11 week commitment.
Ascend Charter Schools is an equal opportunity employer and an organization that values diversity. People from all diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.