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Programming Intern

***This internship is reserved for students eligible for the summer internship stipend. Students eligible will have been notified via email from Student Engagement & Career Development.***

Statement about Organization
Drag Story Hour Arizona is the local chapter of the internationally-known Drag Queen Story Hour. Our chapter was founded in 2019 to bring inclusive children's literacy events to children and adults throughout Arizona. Our story hour events are hosted by drag performers who have been trained in children's literacy and are designed to spark a love of reading while also celebrating LGBTQ+ community, history, and culture.

Position Summary

We are seeking an engaging and responsible intern who can commit to 10 hours of work per week collaborating with the Executive Director and our drag performer hosts to update and implement our procedures for curriculum development and recruiting, training, and communicating with our hosts.

Position Reports to

David Boyles, Intern Coordinator

Location

All work will be remote.

Timeline

The internship will take place in Summer 2022 with a tentative and flexible start date of June 1, 2022.

Role and Essential Duties

This summer you will be working on:

  • Working with Executive Director on updating and streamlining our Onboarding process for new hosts, including employment paperwork and training
  • Working with Executive Director on developing appropriate curriculum for different age groups
  • Updating our website section dedicated to hosts
  • Handling booking of hosts for upcoming story hours
  • Maintaining regular communication with hosts


Required Skills/Qualifications

Strong interpersonal and written communication skills; familiarity with ; Ability to work independently; Project coordination; Google Suite experience. Passion for working with LGBTQ+ youth and families. Must have consistent and reliable internet access.
***This internship is reserved for students eligible for the summer internship stipend. Students eligible will have been notified via email from Student Engagement & Career Development.***

Preferred Qualifications

social media and creating website content (no coding required); Experience with Adobe Acrobat DC; Volunteer experience

Physical Requirements

Ability to work on a computer for several hours at a time. Reasonable accommodations will be made for qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the required functions.

What You Will Learn

In this role, you will gain experience with creating and implementing systems for effective workflow for nonprofit organizations; creating training materials for children's literacy; producing live events; and gain experience working in the Arizona drag and LGBTQ+ advocacy communities.