Organization: SMART Family Literacy, Inc.

SMART Family Literacy is a high-impact, growing charitable organization, known for its reading parties, vegetable teaching gardens, outdoor education, and generous distribution of 30,000 children’s books annually in Galveston County, Texas. The mission is to deliver active, innovative, and inclusive educational programs, integrating science, math, art, reading, and technology (SMART), so that learners of all ages can achieve and thrive. Our vision is a future with education reinvented, creating healthy inspired resilient learners. SMART gives equal attention to academics and health in its programs, which include research and evidence-based practices, as well as locally customized relevant topics.  

Undergraduate Student STEM Internships

SMART Family Literacy is hiring a team of three STEM Education interns.

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You must be currently enrolled in or a recent graduate from a degree program in science, math, technology, or a medical field. To be eligible, you must be able to work physically in Galveston County in an outdoor environment in school gardens and you must have your own transportation to outreach locations.

To apply for a position with SMART Family Literacy, Inc., email your information to the search committee at:

Send the following:

  • A resume or CV

  • A letter of recommendation from a professor.

  • A transcript (unofficial copies are acceptable).

  • A well-written cover letter addressed to the SMART Search Committee. Include your physical address.  Explain why you believe you would be a good match for SMART Family Literacy in Galveston County, Texas.

2022-23 STEM Internships

SMART Family Literacy, Inc.

Science Technology Engineering Math (STEM) 

Paid Internship     70 to 80 hours total   Stipend: $1,600

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

The STEM Interns will work alongside the professionals in the SMART leadership team, gaining 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 2,000 books each month, builds and grows 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 or project.


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 your first day at the internship.


Preferred candidates will have previous experience with:

  • Speaking and writing Spanish

  • Working outdoors 

  • Vegetable gardening

  • 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

To apply for this internship position, send your resume, transcript, and letter of reference to the search committee at

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.