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We’re excited that you want to intern with 826 Valencia! As an intern, you’ll work directly with students and teachers, exercise your writing and editing skills, and gain valuable experience in the many aspects of educational programming, nonprofit administration, and publishing.

Internship Seasons Available
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Educational Programming Internship

In the educational programming track, you will focus on working directly with students in programs, developing lesson plans, helping out in the process of publishing our students’ writing, and assisting programs staff with the ins and outs of organizing programs and scheduling volunteers.

826 alumni and applicants with financial need may qualify for weekly stipends of $100. We are committed to fostering an environment of diversity, equity, inclusion, and we encourage Black, Indigenous, and people of color to apply.

We’re currently hiring interns for the fall 2020 season, which will take place virtually due to COVID-19 precautions. All of our available stipends have been allocated, and only unpaid internship positions are available at this time. To apply:

Please fill out this online application and 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 internships@826valencia.org.

  • 15+ hours per week commitment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office programs
  • Experience with kids in a professional setting is a plus
  • Editing/proofreading experience preferred
  • Spanish language skills are desirable
  • Experience with design software is a plus!
Design Internship

Design interns will work closely with our Design team to create event branding, marketing materials, publications of student writing, and more. 
By the end of the internship, designers will have gained skills in the design process, print production, professional development, and insight into nonprofit work environments. Internships in the Design department come with stipends.

To apply:

Please send a cover letter, résumé, and portfolio to Design Director Brad Amorosino at brad@826valencia.org. In your cover letter, please explain what you will bring to the position, as well as what you hope to gain from the experience.

  • 24+ hours per week commitment
  • Proficiency with Adobe Creative Cloud (or previous CS): InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop required
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Word programs
  • Knowledge of web-based software is a plus (HTML/CSS, MailChimp)