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Internship - Community School

Every school . . . safe, supportive, engaging, and inspiring.
Who We Are
Center for Supportive Schools is a fast-paced, collegial, and team-oriented organization wholly committed to helping schools become places where students want to be. Our work directly addresses student disengagement, a root cause of diminished academic performance, students dropping out of school, and other high-risk student behaviors. We partner with schools in three areas: developing all students into leaders; empowering teachers to collaborate with each other and with students; and engaging entire school communities to improve how learning happens.
CSS is driven by the vision that one day, all students will thrive in schools that graduate them prepared for the rigors of college and lives filled with meaningful work, active citizenship, and personal fulfillment. Founded in 1979, we are a national organization currently impacting 45,000 students annually and committed to supporting every K-12 school in the country. Most of our partners are economically disadvantaged communities where the consequences of student disengagement can be most devastating. For more information, please visit
About Community Schools
About Community Schools Community Schools offer a holistic approach toward improving academic performance driven by strong, collaborative partnerships among principals, parents, teachers, and many other organizations. In Community Schools, parents are active partners in their children’s education. Each student is connected to a mentor, club, and/or social service. The school climate is joyful and positive. Extended school days or weekend classes are commonplace. An integral part of this approach is the blending of school- and community-based services into the school day, including health, mental health, counseling, and academic enrichment. In New York City, Community Schools are instrumental in helping schools catch up or leap ahead, and in putting all of our students on the path to four-year colleges and long-term careers. The Community Schools in New York City will use key strategies to help students achieve success:
· Meaningful family involvement in decision making around student needs
· Meaningful interactions with community-based services and programs
· Maximization of academic programming, college and career preparation, and extended weekend and afterschool programming
· Robust data monitoring and attendance taking practices
Who You Are
You are a college student, possibly an education major, looking for hands-on experience assisting with programming in community schools.
The Role
As the part-time Community School Intern, you will assist the Community School Director with implementing new initiatives including in youth development, family engagement, after-school enrichment and data collection and analysis.
What You’ll Do
  • Supporting summer programming in community schools
  • Data entry for program evaluation
  • Research on school programs and opportunities
·     Other administrative support and special projects as needed
What You’ve Done
Education: You’re likely currently enrolled in college pursuing your degree. 
Professional Experiences and Personal Qualities/Skills:
You likely have experience with youth development.
In addition, you have had the following experiences and have demonstrated the following attributes:
·      Community-based mindset
·      Experience working with students
·      Detail-oriented
·      Spanish proficiency a plus
·      Take initiative
The Community School Intern will be based in Brooklyn, Bronx , Long Island City or Queens, NY
The anticipated starting date for this position is Summer and or Fall 2019. This is an unpaid, for credit internship. Schedule is 10 to 25 hours per week.
To Apply
Interested applicants are requested to apply immediately by emailing a cover letter and CV/résumé to Please include (1) the title of the position in the subject line of your email and (2) where you found the position posting in your cover letter. If possible, please email all documents in PDF format. People of color are strongly encouraged to apply. NYC Department of Education fingerprinting and background clearances will be required.
Center for Supportive Schools is an equal opportunity employer committed to inclusive hiring and dedicated to diversity in its work and staff. CSS’s Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action related policies are available.