Intern with us

We’re currently hiring educational programming interns for fall 2017 and spring 2018! 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:

  • Professional development at an exciting educational nonprofit
  • A network of fantastic educators, students, colleagues, fellow interns and humans to support your growth and learning
  • 15% discount at the Pirate Store and King Carl’s Emporium 
  • Immeasurable joy

Our internship seasons:

  • Fall: August – December
  • Spring: January – May
  • Summer: June – August

About our Educational Programs internship:

Our Educations Programs interns focus on supporting our student programs, which involves tutoring students 1:1 and in small groups, developing lesson plans, helping to publish 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
  • Candidates with Spanish, Arabic, Tagalog, Vietnamese, Mandarin, or Cantonese language skills are strongly encouraged to apply!

How to apply:

  1. Fill out the following form:
  2. Please send 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 to

We encourage prospective interns to submit early, but applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until all positions are filled. For more information, visit

As an organization committed to encouraging youth in their creative expression, personal growth, and academic success, 826 Valencia recognizes the importance of diversity at all levels and in all aspects of our work. In order to build and maintain the safe, supportive environment in which great leaps of learning occur, we commit to inclusion: We will not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, ethnicity, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, nationality, marital status, English fluency, immigration status, parental status, military service or disability. Read the full 826 Stand on diversity and inclusion.