Writers in Schools (WinS) is PEN/Faulkner’s K–12 literary arts education and community outreach programming. WinS brings contemporary literature and living writers into under-resourced DC public schools, public charter schools, community organizations, and the DC Jail; donates books to low-income readers; administers an annual Youth Essay Contest; hosts in-class personal essay writing workshop residencies with professional writers; provides bilingual Spanish/English books and programming; and offers summer youth programming. We believe that through literature and writing students develop self-confidence and imagination; come to see reading as both an act and an identity; view writing as self-expression and self-narrative; experience the personalization of literary expression; and develop a sense of global citizenship and community.
We are seeking applicants for an internship position that will work directly on projects that demonstrate our impact through program evaluation and research.
- Collecting and entering survey data.
- Researching, reading, and summarizing external studies and reports related to WinS’s work, to include best practices and current trends in education, particularly arts and literacy education, and education reform.
- Assisting in creating and editing summaries of data and findings, both internal and external.
- Assisting in using research and evaluation to help shape the WinS narrative about our work and impact in alignment with our logic model and theory of change.
- Assisting with the writing and editing of WinS research reports, publications, and others.
- Helping, as needed, to coordinate author visits; attending visits as an Author Ambassador.
- General administrative tasks.
The ideal candidate has:
- Experience, coursework, or interest in research and evaluation, particularly within education reform and arts education.
- Excellent time management skills.
- Superb attention to detail.
- Strong writing skills and the ability to summarize complex research ideas for a non-researcher audience (donors, volunteers, staff, etc.).
- The ability and drive to work independently.
- An interest in arts-based education outreach programs.
- High level of proficiency with the GSuite platform.
- A willingness to take risks, accept feedback, and grow.
- A good sense of humor.
*Mandatory Orientation Date: Saturday, September 7*