826 Valencia SPRING Educational Programming Internship


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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


826 Valencia StreetSan Francisco, CA 94110


826 Valencia is currently hiring educational programming interns for Fall 2016 and Spring 2017! Come exercise your writing and editing skills, work directly with teachers and students, and gain valuable experience in the many aspects of educational programming, nonprofit administration, and event planning.

Perks of being an 826 Valencia intern:

  • Gain professional development at an exciting educational nonprofit

  • Admission to 826 Valencia events, which often feature very cool authors

  • 15% discount at the Pirate Store

  • Immeasurable joy

Our internship seasons are as follows:

  • Fall, August - December

  • Spring, January - May

  • Summer, June - August


In the educational programming track, you will focus on supporting our student programs, which will involve tutoring students 1:1 and in small groups, developing lesson plans, publishing our students’ writing, and assisting our staff in the ins and outs of program management and scheduling volunteers.


  • Minimum commitment of 15 hours per week for the duration of the semester

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Commitment to our mission of supporting youth ages 6-18 with their creative and expository writing skills

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office

  • Experience with kids in a professional setting is a plus

  • Editing/proofreading experience preferred

*We are currently actively recruiting for candidates with weekly availability within the following timeslots:

12-4pm on Mondays and/or 8am-3pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays, supporting creative writing projects in partnership with teachers in local middle schools and high schools in our In-Schools Program.

9:30-3 pm and/or 2:30-5:30 pm on two or three days between Monday and Thursday, to support creative writing and podcasting workshops at our brand new Tenderloin Center.

9am-2pm on two or three days between Monday and Thursday, supporting high-energy Storytelling and Bookmaking Field Trips at our Mission Center.

HOW TO APPLY : All materials and inquiries should be emailed to internships@826valencia.org. Our ideal application deadline for the fall internship is August 22nd, 2016 and Nov 1, 2016 for the spring opportunity. We encourage prospective interns to submit early, but applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until all positions are filled. Please send us a current résumé that reflects any relevant experiences and skills along with two professional references (contact information only, no reference letters required) and a cover letter that explains what you will bring to the position and what you hope to gain as an intern. For more information, here’s a link to our internship page: http://826valencia.org/internships/ .

*Candidates with Spanish, Arabic, Tagalog, Vietnamese, Mandarin, or Cantonese language skills will be given priority.*


  • Tutoring
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Youth Services
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • A minimum of 30 hours per week for 8 weeks
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skillsProficiency with Microsoft Office programs
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