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Startup Non-Profit Seeks Research Intern (Unpaid, Part-Time)

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Company/Organization: NewsEase

Description:

NewsEase desperately needs interns to provide market & educational research! Our ideal candidate will perform research & provide summaries to help us gain insight into the educational IT/software market we will soon be entering. Key areas of interest include who our main competitors will be, pricing structures of competitors, what schools currently pay for similar platforms & toolsets, finding & compiling statistics about the state of literacy education in the US, et cetera.
We also need someone to help us reach out to teachers, asking them to participate in a short online survey that will help us to better understand their daily challenges, their experience, and how NewsEase can best help make their jobs easier, as well as more efficient, engaging, and entertaining!
These tasks will most likely be segmented & assigned according to each interns interests & abilities. If you have a preference, please be sure to let us know in your application!

Qualifications:

Ideal candidates are:
- Highly motivated to make a difference in the lives of children
- Passionate about literacy
- Self-disciplined, able to carry out tasks on their own
- Skilled in absorbing, summarizing, and presenting information
- Personable, able to interact with others in a professional, kind, courteous manner
- Excited to grow along with a brand new charity & online community

Key Responsibilities:
- Conducting online research about major companies & organizations
- Conducting online research to find statistics & information about literacy education
- Summarizing information in a clean, concise manner
- Presenting information regularly to company founder, either in person or via email
- Reaching out to teachers via email, phone, and in-person to encourage participation in online surveys
- Additional tasks as assigned

Hours:

5-10

Length/Availability:

5 months to a year

Start Date:

Immediately

End Date:

12/31/14, Flexible



Deadline:
Nov 22, 2014
Tags:
education    non-profit    charity    start-up    research    newspaper    journalism    entrepreneurship    incubator    Georgetown 
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NewsEase is an innovative new non-profit that engages children in literacy education by harnessing the joy of natural play & the love we all share for stories. NewsEase will offer teachers, educators & childrens advocates a unique online newspaper publication platform, allowing them to create custom newspapers based on books, movies, TV shows, comics, and video games that children already know & love. NewsEase takes the stories, cartoons & games that are distractions in todays classrooms and transforms them into tools to help children discover the joy of reading & self-expression!
Were honored to be part of the prestigious Halcyon Incubators inaugural class of fellows! Thanks to Halcyon, were beginning an intensive phase of progress, growth, and interaction with some of the worlds leading philanthropists, entrepreneurs, and policy makers. Wed love to welcome you into this uniquely invigorating environment. Right now were living & working inside the historic Halcyon House mansion in the heart of DCs Georgetown district! While the majority of time youll be working from wherever you call home, we will have meetings, get togethers, and ice cream parties in this truly special setting that we hope will help to inspire you!
If youre passionate about stories in any form, find joy in self-expression, and are mature, yet still retain childlike wonder & curiosity, then youre perfect for NewsEase & NewsEase is perfect for you! You can learn more about us at www.NewsEase.co.
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Email:  Internship@newsease.co
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