Positions are open now in Galveston! Apply at any time by email with resume, letters of recommendation, and college transcript. If you have a Bachelor's in science, math, or a medical field and you speak Spanish and English, email Turner@SMARTFamilyLiteracy.org for more information about joining our professional leadership team. All positions with this literacy outreach organization require physical activity (such as lifting books, bending in vegetable gardens). All staff are required to possess an above-average comfort level with information technology and data collection. 

 

2020 STEM EDUCATION INTERNSHIP

70 to 80 hours in 2020 (summer, fall, or winter)

 

APPLY NOW!

 

To apply for this internship position, send your resume, transcript, and letter of reference to Mrs. Elizabeth Turner at Turner@smartfamilyliteracy.org. 

 

If interested and qualified, please submit the following:

  • Resume with relevant experience and education

  • A transcript (unofficial) showing at least 45 credits of completed college coursework

  • A professional letter of reference from a faculty member or former supervisor.

Apply now:  This internship will be filled as soon as a qualified applicant is found.

2020 STEM Education Internship

 

SMART Family Literacy, Inc.

Science Technology Engineering Math (STEM) Education

Paid Internship     70 to 80 hours total   Stipend: $1,000

4 to 6 Weeks –  in 2020  (summer, fall, or winter)

Applicants must reside in Galveston or Galveston County and be able to travel to multiple outreach sites.

 

The STEM Education Intern will work alongside the Executive Director (ED) to gain valuable experience in planning and presenting informal educational events for families in science, math, art, reading, and technology (SMART). The position involves learning about and gaining experience with: 

  • Management of resources and inventory for a literacy outreach organization which gives away more than 1,000 books each month, builds vegetable gardens, and creates short educational videos.

  • Early literacy, bilingual family literacy programs, nutrition education, vegetable gardening, community garden management, ocean science education, and mathematics.

  • Gathering quantitative and qualitative data, recording observations in a log, on Excel spreadsheets; analyzing information, writing summaries, and preparing reports. 

  • Serving as part of a team, including the ED, board members, student and community volunteers, to complete the day to day tasks and overall anti-poverty and pro-literacy mission of the organization.

  • Working in direct community outreach in school gardens, classrooms, and community centers providing hands-on activities in science, math, art, reading, and technology (SMART), including planning events and presentations to increase literacy awareness.

  • Working independently to create a final presentation.  

 

Important special event dates for internship:

  • Please inquire about special event dates when you apply. 

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Interns are required to: 

  • Work in Galveston City and Galveston County.\

  • Possess a strong work ethic, time management skills, and ability to initiate and complete tasks on or before a deadline.

  • Possess business communication skills including email, texting, phone calls, and social media.

  • Possess reliable transportation and arrive on time at a variety of meeting places, such as child care centers, community centers, restaurants, and schools in Galveston County.

  • Engage in physical activities, including but not limited to: lifting up to 50 lbs., moving cases of books, bending, using tools in a vegetable garden, moving equipment, setting up and cleaning up for events, sitting on the floor (moving up and down) to work with children, play actively with young children, and engaging in other physical tasks across outdoor uneven surfaces.

  • Know Spanish or learn to speak and read Spanish. 

  • Be responsible, mature, patient and have great communication skills.

  • Attend Intern Training sessions in Galveston and Texas City.

  • Commit to working a total of 70 to 80 hours with no absences.

  • Have completed at least 30 hours of college coursework on or before January 8th, 2018.

 

Preferred candidates will have previous experience with:

  • Speaking and writing Spanish

  • Musical ability sufficient for singing with young children

  • Social media, photography for marketing purposes

  • Drawing, painting, and other art processes

  • Nutrition education, vegetable gardening

  • Working with children and/or adults; working with people from different cultures. 

  • First aid and CPR training.

 

**NOTE** Payment for this internship is only available to those eligible to work in the US.

 

Contact Information:

For more information about SMART Family Literacy, visit http://www.SMARTFamilyLiteracy.org.

To apply for this internship position, send your resume, transcript, and letter of reference to Mrs. Elizabeth Turner at SMARTFamilyLiteracy@gmail.com.

 

If interested and qualified, please submit the following:

  • Resume with relevant experience and education

  • A transcript (unofficial) showing at least 30 credits of completed college coursework

  • A professional letter of reference from a faculty member or former supervisor.

Apply now:  This internship will be filled as soon as a qualified applicant is found.

 

PROFESSIONAL DRESS CODE AND APPEARANCE

 

Safety First

Safety is always a priority. Hands must be free for work. When lifting boxes of books or working with garden tools, wear flat, closed toe shoes. High heels and sandals are not safe. No purses, computer cases, or similar items can be part of the ensemble, especially at outdoor education work sites. Staff must lock these items in their cars or not bring them at all to work. Pockets in clothing, fanny packs, or small backpacks are recommended to keep hands free. While involved in outdoor education, many staff choose to wear fishing or hiking clothes because of the pockets, safety, durability, and cool fabrics.

 

Adaptable

Appropriate dress will vary with the specific outreach location, so applicants should be prepared to be flexible and adaptable. Staff may be expected to dress in business or business casual attire for a meeting or photo opportunity in one situation, but change to active clothing to allow sitting on the floor with young children or working outdoors in a garden, including bending. Clothing must allow the staff member to move without restraint. During presentations with young children, especially festivals or parties, colorful hats or costume accessories relevant to the theme are appropriate, but optional.

 

Mission Appropriate

Appearance, including dress, tattoos, and hair style, should not distract from the mission statement, the lesson plan or presentation goals and objectives. Dress must be appropriate for general audiences and presentations to young children, modest and without aggressive messages. Some of the criteria is subjective, but the response of children, parents, and teachers is the deciding factor in determining if appearances need to be adjusted.

 

 

Copyright © 2014 by SMART Family Literacy, Inc. and E.A. Turner.  All photos and text, including curriculum are property of SMART Family Literacy or the individual artists, photographers, and authors. No reproductions of any kind are permitted without permission from the owners.  To obtain permission for educational purposes, send email to smartfamilyliteracy@gmail.com.