Position Summary:

Challenger Center is an education organization that utilizes complex, custom technology platforms and software, integrated with custom and off-the-shelf hardware (e.g., science lab equipment, custom apps, 3D printers, and Virtual Reality technology), in all its major programs. Students interact with this technology in Challenger Learning Centers worldwide and using our online platform in classrooms and other settings. We aim to take our newest programs and products to scale in schools and other settings nationwide in the next few years.

The Education Intern will work closely with Challenger Center staff in the creation of new, exciting, and engaging STEM education programs and activities. The Challenger Center Education intern will also be responsible for the creation of any accompanying instructional materials, for K-12 teacher, students and their families.

Description of Duties: 

Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Assist in the design, development, and delivery of technology-driven education programs and products.
  • Develop an understanding of the independent entities in which our programs are delivered (e.g., Challenger Learning Centers, schools, etc.).
  • Support in updating Challenger Center lesson plans to our new lesson plan format.
  • Support the planning and development of mission and software training for our network, specifically logistics coordination with venues, transportation, catering and other service providers.
  • Assist in the development of thematically linked interactive activities.
  • Follow Challenger Center’s Project Management Process for each education program/product development project.
  • Coordinate with Education, Community Engagement, Communications, Development, and Finance teams on all products and programs.
  • Assist with conferences, meetings, and special events, as needed.
  • Attend staff meetings, assist with office support, participate in professional networking, and team building activities.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Recently graduated, or currently pursuing a degree in one of the following or related areas:  Elementary Education, Education Technology, Education
  • Experience in designing educational programs; in either traditional or non-traditional settings preferred.
  • Strong passion for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) education
  • Ability to learn and implement new skills quickly in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work with multiple projects and deadlines, and shift priorities and resources as needed.
  • Ability to engage with external vendors and partners.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Commitment to work collaboratively with all staff across all teams.
  • Self-starter, able to work independently as well as part of a team.

Benefits and Application Instructions:

  • This is a paid internship for 10 weeks from early June to mid-August. Interns will work a minimum of 20 hours (2.5 full work days) and must be able to maintain a consistent schedule. When available, Challenger Center will work with the intern to gain school credit. A stipend of $100 dollars will be provided per 40-hour work week. The stipend will be pro-rated for part-time internships. For example, an intern working 20 hours a week will receive a $50 dollar stipend.
  • All interns must be able to provide their own housing and transportation for the duration of the internship.
  • If you are interested in applying, please send your resume and a cover letter with “Education Intern – Summer 2019” in the subject line to: interns@challenger.org.
  • Challenger Center is an equal opportunity employer.
  • Due to the high number of inquiries that Challenger Center receives, we are only able to contact those candidates whom we wish to interview.