Teach Access Student Intern Summer 2022
Teach Access is a growing non-profit organization working to address the critical need to enhance students’ understanding of digital accessibility as they learn to design, develop, and build new technologies with the needs of people with disabilities in mind. The mission of Teach Access is to close the accessibility skills gap by introducing basic accessibility skills and concepts to current university students. Currently, the organization is led by a full-time Executive Director, assisted by a full-time Project Coordinator, and supported by many additional volunteers. This internship role offers crucial support as Teach Access is scaling up organizational capacity to reach 1 million students by 2030.
The Student Intern will work with Teach Access staff to support a range of projects intended to enhance students’ understanding of digital accessibility as they learn to design, develop and build new technologies with the needs of people with disabilities in mind.
The ideal candidate will be flexible, comfortable with shifting priorities, and open to taking on a variety of projects, such as:
- Maintaining the Teach Access website; occasionally developing new pages
- Managing and expanding social media presence, including development of content strategy guidelines
- Recording monthly engagement data from website and social media to inform future content strategies
- Developing, researching, and publishing articles about Teach Access activities and initiatives
- Using MailChimp to build quarterly update newsletters
- Attending and recording notes for monthly Teach Access membership and committee meetings
- Tracking the required reporting from faculty grantees
- Supporting the Teach Access Silicon Valley Study Away Program
- Coordinating online fundraising campaigns using social media and email marketing
- And more!
- Average 10 hours per week with possibility for more or less depending on project needs
- Flexible scheduling; understanding of coursework commitments
- Starting now and continuing into the summer, with possibility for extension into next academic year
- Currently enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student in a U.S.-based two- or four-year college or university
- Ability to provide timely responses to requests
- Availability to attend meetings held virtually between hours of 9am-5pm ET
- Comfortable working remotely and independently
- Demonstrated organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to meet deadlines
- Ability to produce high quality written and verbal communications, presentations, and spreadsheets
- Interest in digital accessibility and/or a desire to promote accessible technology (prior experience or knowledge not necessary)
- General understanding of accessibility, disability, and assistive technologies
- Familiarity with Microsoft Office, Google Docs, Zoom, WordPress, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google Analytics, MailChimp, desktop publishing tools (e.g. Adobe Creative Suite)
- Preference for student with expected graduation date of Spring 2023 or later
Compensation: $20 per hour
How to Apply
- Complete the Google Form, including uploading a cover letter and copy of your resume.
- If you need assistance completing the form, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.