Internships

PAID INTERNSHIP $14/hr!

SUMMER READING INITIATIVE

Children of color reading

An opportunity to make a difference in the life of a grade school student and
build professional experience for your future.

 

Literacy Together is hiring interns as reading tutors for an 8-week summer camp led by Youth Transformed for Life for children in Grades 1 to 5. The campers are primarily youth of color, many of whom would benefit from a champion to inspire them to become strong readers. Literacy Together will offer a paid internship for young adults, age 16 to 23, who will be trained and supported to work as reading tutors. Interns will receive an initial intensive training in an established multi-sensory approach to teaching reading, and the campers will be pre- and post-tested to measure their progress. 

Young adults of color are especially encouraged to apply

Training Dates: June 7 to 11 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Tutoring/Workshop Sessions: June 14 to August 6; Monday through Thursday 8:45 to 11:00 a.m.

Location: Campus of Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church, 789 Merrimon Ave., North Asheville

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For any questions or issues contact: internships@lit-together.org


Position Announcement—-May 2021 

READING TUTORS—-PAID SUMMER INTERNSHIP

Literacy Together 
Asheville, North Carolina  

The Organizations

Literacy Together The mission of Literacy Together is to transform lives and communities through the power of literacy. Our vision is a just and equitable community in which literacy is accessible and achievable by all. Our core values include: Lifelong Learning, Individual Dignity, Equity and Justice, Leadership and Innovation.  We have programs in Adult Literacy, English for Speakers of Other Languages, Youth Literacy, and the Dolly Parton Imagination Library. 

Youth Transformed for Life (YTL)  YTL Training provides after-school and summer programs for grade school children and teenagers.  Our mission is to impact the knowledge and skills necessary for growth built on intellectual ability, social awareness, and personal skills that enhance participants’ potential for success.  Learn more on Facebook page “YTL Training Program.”

The Summer Reading Initiative

Literacy Together (LT) will provide an intensive reading component to an 8-week summer camp managed by YTL for children in Grades 1 to 5.  The campers are primarily youth of color, many of whom struggle with reading and have fallen behind in school during COVID.  Literacy Together will offer a paid internship for young adults age 16 to 23 who will be trained and supported to work as reading tutors. Interns will receive an initial intensive training in an established multi-sensory approach to teaching reading, and the campers will be pre- and post-tested to measure their progress.  

Internship Summary 

Literacy Together is inviting up to 15 motivated and passionate candidates to participate in a paid internship to work as reading tutors and mentors during a summer camp program for youth in Grades 1 to 5.  Successful candidates will need to be available during the following times:

  • Monday through Friday June 7 to June 11 from 8:30 to 11:30
  • Monday through Thursday from 8:30 to 11:00 from June 14 through August 6

Interns will work on basic reading skills with 1 to 3 campers at a time using the techniques and approach learned in training.  On-going support will be provided by Literacy Together to ensure interns are comfortable with their new skills and to offer tips and suggestions to engage the campers in making progress in reading.  

Tutoring sessions will be on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday mornings.  On Thursdays, interns will participate in a workshop to review how sessions are going and to learn additional tutoring skills. During the second half of the 8-week camp, the workshop topics will include topics of interest to the tutors, such as writing a resume, interview skills, and/or other topics suggested by interns. 

Both the training and tutoring will be in-person.  COVID precautions will be in place and interns will receive instructions on their responsibility for following the guidelines.

Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Attend training Monday through Friday mornings during the week of June 7 and participate fully in all sessions.
  • Arrive on time each morning ready to tutor 1 to 3 campers as assigned by staff. Demonstrate patience and a positive attitude to engage campers to be successful in each session and to gain confidence in their reading skills.
  • Communicate with Literacy Together staff for any questions or challenges related to tutoring and/or if you are going to arrive late or are unable attend a tutoring session.  
  • Dress and conduct yourself according to YTL guidelines and interact with staff and campers in a respectful and professional manner to be a positive role model for campers.

Desired Qualifications 

  • Motivated to work with grade school-age children. Previous experience working with children preferred but not required.
  • Minimum age 16 years to age 23.
  • Available during the period of June 7 to August 6 from 8:30 to 11:00 a.m. With prior approval, it is possible to be excused for up to one week of camp, but it is mandatory to participate in the full week of training from June 7 to 11 from 8:30 to 11:30.
  • The camp is located on the premises of Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church at 789 Merrimon Avenue in north Asheville.  Interns must be able to provide their own transportation.  The church is on a bus line.

Compensation and Hours

Interns will receive a stipend of $14/hour. The first payment will be the Monday after successful completion of the week of training.  The following payments will be very two weeks on Mondays.

Application Process 

The first step is to submit an online application (via Google Forms). Access the form here.

For any questions or issues contact: internships@lit-together.org

Once the online application is reviewed, someone from Literacy Together will reach out to set up a virtual interview. Invitations for hire will follow the interview within a week by phone.

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