Internships 2020 - Girls Who Code
Girls Who Code seeks motivated and enthusiastic applicants for our 2020 Summer Internship Program. Girls Who Code is a national non-profit working to close the gender gap in technology. We have served 300,000+ girls through our after-school clubs (domestic and international), summer immersion, Campus, and alumni programs. Interns will work directly with a staff member on a unique Summer Project that will further the reach and impact of Girls Who Code.
Girls Who Code values diversity, equity, and inclusion as essential to our mission. We encourage candidates who identify as members of historically underrepresented or underserved groups, who attend city and community colleges, and/or have not previously held an internship to apply. Girls Who Code Summer Internships are an excellent opportunity to learn the skills and abilities needed to be successful in a mission-driven organization. As a Girls Who Code Summer Intern, you'll put your values and convictions to work addressing an urgent and solvable problem. You'll have a myriad of opportunities to see our programs in action, experience our curriculum, and collaborate in a results-oriented environment where we encourage staff to be brave, not perfect. You'll complete projects for specific teams, receive support and mentorship from full-time staff across the organization, and will be a part of an engaged and diverse intern cohort dedicated to changing the future of technology.
The following internship positions are available:
- Alumni - College Loops
The Alumni team is responsible for engaging the nearly 80,000 GWC alumni and retaining their interest in computer science. We support our alumni through (1) College Loops - student organizations on 150 campuses nationally; (2) Virtual Mentoring - pairing first and second-year students with female technologists for mentorship, and (3) regional events and reunions and communications. As an intern, you will provide critical support in refining our College Loops program. At this time, this position is open only to alumni of Girls Who Code's programs
- Alumni - Research & Communications
The Alumni team is responsible for engaging the nearly 80,000 GWC alumni and retaining their interest in computer science. We support our alumni through (1) College Loops - student organizations on 150 campuses nationally; (2) Virtual Mentoring - pairing first and second-year students with female technologists for mentorship, and (3) regional events and reunions and communications. As an intern, you provide critical support to the team by contributing first-hand to the design of communications and program materials, supporting our expansion strategy across new colleges and universities, and weighing in on emerging interventions for your fellow GWC alumni. At this time, this position is open only to alumni of Girls Who Code's programs.
The Curriculum team prepares curriculum materials for all GWC programs and provides training and support to all educators and volunteers involved with the organization. As an intern, you will write and edit curriculum modules for our Clubs programs and ensure that they are ready to be used by all volunteers in our curriculum delivery system, Girls Who Code HQ.
The International team is responsible for bringing our successful Clubs programming that get girls ages 11-18 excited about coding and computer science to girls around the world. As an intern, you will work in collaboration with our NYC- and India-based teams to identify improvements to our application process, identify high-yield outreach strategies, and provide overall general country support as we enter our second year of offering free Clubs in India.
- Program Operations - Data
The Program Operations team ensures that our life-changing Summer Immersion Program runs smoothly and safely, planning everything from lunch deliveries to inspiring field trips and events. As an intern, you will provide critical support by contributing to our Summer Clubs application launch and tracking attendance and retention across our Summer Immersion programs.
- Program Operations - Events
The Program Operations - Events team is in charge of managing and providing operational and event support to our Summer Immersion Programs. As an intern, you will support the Events Team by providing operational and administrative support for our Summer Immersion Program engagements; including updating salesforce event records, drafting email campaigns for multiple stakeholders to communicate event details, creating shipping labels, managing events and program logistics and other related tasks.
- Research & Analytics
The Research and Analytics team is responsible for supporting GWC’s commitment to using data to measure the quality, effectiveness, and impact of our work and initiatives; inform strategic planning and ongoing program improvements, and be responsive to requests from stakeholders to demonstrate our impact. As an intern, you will support data collection (SIP and Summer Clubs surveys), program analytics and reporting (International and Domestic Clubs, Loops, Virtual Mentoring), data cleaning, and possibly some alumni research and HQ usage analytics.
- Complete a Girls Who Code Summer Project, as outlined above, and present your finished project and learnings to Girls Who Code staff at the end of the summer
- Work on a variety of collaborative tasks and projects as directed by Girls Who Code staff
- Ensure all stakeholders (students, parents, and corporate partners) have an excellent experience with all Girls Who Code programs
- You believe that all girls can learn to code, and are passionate about increasing diversity, equity and inclusion in the technology industry.
- You are a clear and effective communicator and enjoy collaboration and working with others.
- You are comfortable with and knowledgeable about the Google Suite of applications (Gmail, Docs, Sheets, Slides) and Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Powerpoint).
- You have a proven ability to work independently.
- You are excited to work in a diverse, dynamic, and mission-driven environment.
- You are eager to learn about computer science, technology education, non-profit operations, and the technology sector.
- You are currently in your 1st or 2nd year of pursuing a Bachelor’s or Associate’s Degree.
- Ability to code a plus, but not a requirement!
All Girls Who Code Internships are paid. Interns will be expected to work approximately 30-35 hours/week for 10-12 weeks.
About Girls Who Code
Girls Who Code is committed to building a truly diverse and inclusive organization with a focus on valuing, serving, and understanding our target constituents, while challenging all stakeholders to think inclusively for the betterment of our programs.