Quill Education Internship
Quill is a free literacy tool that teaches writing, grammar, and vocabulary skills to students. We are a non-profit, open source organization, and there are currently over 200,000 students using Quill. With your help, we can teach millions of students.
The Quill Education Intern will work with teachers and students to develop new activities and materials. Through meetings with educators at schools and libraries throughout New York City, the intern will learn how students are using Quill and generate ideas for how it can be improved. We work directly with teachers and educators to develop new, free materials, and during the internship you will help us manage the teacher network and add these materials to our database. Finally, you will help us reach new teachers through online marketing.
During the course of the internship you’ll be learning about educational product design, rapid prototyping, digital marketing, and community building. Quill accepts interns throughout the year for 3-6 month internships.
What Will You Be Doing?
- Working with students and teachers in the New York City region to design and test Quill.
- Building our community by connecting with educators online.
- Creating new learning activities based on teacher feedback.
- Adding teacher created activities into our system.
We are located in the Financial District of NYC, and this will be a commitment of 10-30 hours per week over 8-12 weeks. This position is unpaid. Course credit may be available depending on your school, and there is also an option to perform some of the work remotely.
Why Should You Join Us?
- Solve Important Problems – Our vision is to educate the next generation of writers. Your work has the chance to positively impact millions of students.
- Big Responsibilities – You will be leading projects and helping us make decisions. We’re looking for people who like to take initiative.
- Small Team – You will be working with a small team of co-founders.
To apply please send a brief letter of introduction to Peter Gault at peter (at) quill.org.
More than 100 people have contributed to Quill, from developers writing code to educators creating activities. You can see our entire community at https://community.quill.org. Learn more about our mission here: http://www.quill.org/mission.