We are recruiting an outstanding undergraduate or graduate student as a bookkeeping intern for the last summer, 2012-2013 school year and beyond. Use your skills and also improve the education and lives of schoolchildren and to make school fundraising easier and more efficient than ever.
We are looking for passionate, energetic students with exceptional skills. This is an outstanding leadership opportunity in an innovative start-up nonprofit organization.
Here is the problem we are tackling: K-12 schools in this country do not have enough resources to let children explore their potential and excel. Books, computers, art supplies, musical instruments, science equipment, sports equipment, and even paper for computers and printers are all in desperately short supply.
Our Approach: ClassWish . org, an exciting new nonprofit, uses modern business practices and the latest marketing techniques to help 125,000 schools serving 56 million kids, inform, inspire and engage supporters. Teachers visit the site to create Wish Lists of the resources they need. People in the community can see exactly what is needed and contribute to help.
About Us: The people behind ClassWish.org include such prominent education and business leaders as Adam Hirsch, former COO, Mashable; Laurie Coots, CMO, TBWA; Scott Cutler, EVP, New York Stock Exchange; Betsy Morgan, former CEO, Huffington Post; Nancy Pelz-Paget, Director, Education and Society Program, Aspen Institute; Sharon Robinson, CEO, American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education. Forbes Magazine liked our approach so much that they donated a full page to help raise awareness. Yo-Yo Ma, Tony Hawk and Dwight Howard are among the celebrities who have offered to help promote ClassWish.org.
The work: We are looking for an outstanding bookkeeping intern to help us with financial reporting, controls and systems. You will take a leadership role on projects and work with other highly motivated interns, established professionals, and directly with our co-founder.
What do we offer? You will enhance your resume with a solid record of professional achievement and community service, and you will have the satisfaction of knowing that you have helped children get the tools they need to perform at their best.
If you want a great experience doing something you will always be proud of, send a cover letter and a resume to interns @ ClassWish . org. Impress us. This is competitive.
Is this a business or a nonprofit?
We are a nonprofit, but we use the latest techniques from the business world to make a leveraged, scalable and financially-self sustaining difference in the lives of tens of millions of schoolchildren.
This sounds ambitious!
Daniel Burnham, the great Chicago architect, said "Make no little plans; they have not the power to stir men’s souls." (Nor women’s, we hasten to add). Little plans also do not have the power to provide a better education to 56 million kids who deserve more than they are getting today. We face a crushing need in schools, have a solid plan to address it, and with your help, we intend to grow this very large and very fast.
Where are you located?
We are in Manhattan, conveniently located right across from Madison Square Garden. Four express subway stops are within one block. We will also hire interns to work remotely from other cities (but for other roles, not bookkeeping).
What skills and experience are you looking for?
This posting is for a bookkeeping intern. We also seek interns with a wide range of skills: graphic designers, videographers, writers, researchers, creative thinkers, analytical sorts, community organizers, social media stars, people with great communication skills, MBA students, and more.
I looked at your site and have some suggestions.
Great! This is a collaborative project, and we want to hear from everyone.
Is this a paid internship?
We can offer a great experience, a great addition to your resumé, academic credit (if your school allows), stunning recommendations, and a chance to make a difference, but we are a start-up nonprofit, so can only offer unpaid internship and volunteer positions.
When will you select the interns?
We’re agile. When we see a great candidate, we extend an invitation immediately. We won’t keep you waiting for a decision.
What dates will the internship run?
We are hiring for the fall semester, for the summer, and beyond.
What are the hours?
We welcome full-time and part-time interns. Let us know what works for you.
What will I need to bring?
Brains, heart, passion, energy, a notebook computer, and a passion to make an immediate improvement to the education of tens of millions of children.
Sounds exciting! How can I apply?
Please send an impressive cover letter and a resume to interns @ ClassWish . org.