Young Storytellers engages creativity through the art of storytelling. Using the timeless techniques of mentoring, collaboration, and live performance, as well as current film technology, we provide youth with an opportunity to write stories and see them brought to life. Our mission is to inspire young people to discover the power of their own voice.
The Community Partners Intern will work closely with the YS volunteer team to research, pursue, and consciously build community relationships and partnerships. The day-to-day for this intern will include researching and identifying potential community-based partners in all parts of Los Angeles; developing best practices for defining, developing, and maintaining meaningful and reciprocal relationships with community organizations, including schools, colleges, and universities; and working with the volunteer team to create a strong culture of volunteerism, engagement, and social impact. This is a fully remote position working about 18 hours a week from September to March.
This position requires strong research and project management skills, as well as confidence around communicating effectively (in both written and verbal formats). The Community Partners Intern will be spending a great deal of time meeting with Young Storytellers community members, so being able to connect, engage, and document your meetings (however you choose to do so) with new people will be essential for success in this role. Proactive problem solvers thrive at Young Storytellers, as do those who are naturally detail-oriented and able to work in a fast-paced environment. We prefer candidates with knowledge of the LA landscape and experience working with volunteers in some capacity, since understanding why people get involved with organizations will be central to this work. This role is based in an office (not in school sites with students) with a team that operates throughout the county of Los Angeles, so the ability to work both independently and in a team will be essential.
How to Apply
Please submit a resume and short cover letter (no more than 500 words in length) that details any relevant experience in community work, why you are interested in community work, and what you hope to gain from this experience to firstname.lastname@example.org.