K-12 Education Program Intern (The 1619 Project)

Remote - Washington, DC

Are you excited about connecting students to The 1619 Project and reporting on other  important global issues? Are you interested in supporting teachers and developing education programs? Are you passionate about helping young people navigate a changing media landscape?

Our K-12 education team works with schools to bring pressing underreported issues, and the journalists who cover them, into the classroom. Our resources engage global reporting across all media platforms and focus on a wide range of topics, including climate change, migration and refugees, racial justice, health, and many more.

Through the Pulitzer Center’s education programming, students and teachers access powerful educational experiences that may include in-person or virtual journalist presentations, journalism skills and media literacy workshops, student contests, professional development for teachers, and more.

The Pulitzer Center education team seeks a full-time intern who will help us grow the reach and efficacy of our work. This is a great opportunity for a person who is creative and passionate about education to team up with some of the most skilled journalists in the world and develop partnerships with educators.

This position is primarily remote, but may occasionally be asked to travel to events. 


Responsibilities

  • Supporting the administration and program development for  The 1619 Project Education Network, Teacher Fellowships, and a growing afterschool program.

  • Supporting the posting and promotion of unit plans and other resources developed by The 1619 Project Education Network teams

  • Supporting the planning, promotion, and execution of the virtual 1619 Project Education Conference

  • Supporting curriculum design using our journalism projects to provide compelling and useful models for K-12 teachers in a variety of disciplines.

  • Documenting education program activities through blog posts, video, and/or other media.

  • Supporting the design, distribution, and analysis of education program evaluations.

  • Following up with K-12 education partners and program participants to evaluate programs and strengthen strategic partnerships.

  • Support outreach to educators through email campaigns and social media content.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Desired qualifications:

  • Strong organization, research, writing, and communication skills

  • Passion for K-12 education, racial justice, and media literacy (OR the Pulitzer Center’s mission)

  • Familiarity with The 1619 Project

  • Comfort using remote communications and content management systems such as Google Suite, Slack, Asana, Zoom, and Coda

  • Some experience working with teachers and students in grades 6-12 preferred

  • Experience with website maintenance, Drupal, and HTML aplus

  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (read more about how the Pulitzer Center defines these terms here.)

Requirements

  • Based in the United States

  • Available between 9:30 am -6:00 pm ET, and comfortable with occasional weekend or evening events

  • Candidates should have stable high-speed internet access and a laptop or desktop computer with a webcam and microphone.

Compensation 

Leave benefits include generous paid time off as well as bereavement leave.This position is not health or retirement benefits eligible.

About Pulitzer

The Pulitzer Center is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to forward diversity through its programs and hiring. See our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion statement for details. The Pulitzer Center values a diverse workplace and strongly encourages women, BIPOC and people of color, LGBT individuals, people with disabilities, and members of ethnic minorities to apply. Applicants will not be discriminated against because of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, disability, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, medical condition or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws.

For more information about the Pulitzer Center, visit pulitzercenter.org.