Who Are We?
Young Storytellers sparks creative self-discovery through storytelling. Our programs highlight young people as the center of their own narratives, emphasize that their stories matter, and celebrate their unique voices as the ones telling them. Young Storytellers works towards a future where young people experience the impact that their thoughts, feelings, and words can have on the world in which they live.
Young Storytellers works with students in elementary, middle, and high school. In elementary school, students write scripts that are completely their own; in middle school, students write stories about challenges that they face; and in high school, students explore how various communities are portrayed in the media and craft stories that they feel represent their self-identified communities. Students in each program work with volunteer mentors, and every student gets to see their work performed by professional actors. Young Storytellers programs are designed around Common Core standards, integrate Social and Emotional Learning activities, and include components of Learning for Justice’s Social Justice Standards.
What Is This Position?
The Development & Database Intern works with Young Storytellers staff to execute a wide range of tasks, including database uploads, providing content and social media support, and inputting weekly student, donor, and volunteer information. The Development & Database Intern helps to build out the operations and development side of the organization by keeping all of the information in our custom database up-to-date for our team’s use and providing information so that we can tell the story of our volunteer, donor, and student engagement through data. All YS Interns are encouraged to explore and integrate the YS values of belonging, connection, exploration, play, antiracism, and equity into their projects and daily tasks.
Cool, But Let’s Get Specific. What’s Involved in This Internship?
- Conducts research around existing volunteers and donors to build out profiles in the YS database;
- Inputs various student, donor, and volunteer information into the Young Storytellers database;
- Ensures data is up-to-date and correct, using various sources to cross-reference and address inconsistencies;
- Supports organization and accuracy of data in Young Storytellers Drive;
- Supports fundraising communications and appeals;
- Supports development projects such as mailings, phone calls, and events;
- Supports the implementation of YS’s DEIB and antiracism practices in development and database projects.
Am I A Good Fit For This Position?
- Strong project management and organization skills;
- Strong writing skills;
- The ability to handle sensitive personal information with integrity;
- Knowledge of or interest in the nonprofit sector, and especially an interest in pursuing a career in fundraising, development, or operations in nonprofit;
- Previous experience working with a database;
- Previous experience with mass communication;
- A willingness to learn and grow.
What Skills Will I Build as the Development and Database Intern?
- Database management;
- Community outreach and relationship management;
- Nonprofit systems, organization, and management.
- An understanding of nonprofit culture;
- How to integrate equity and antiracism into a social services organization;
- Confidence in working independently and as a team member.
What Are the Details for This Position?
This internship is provided as a part of the Los Angeles County Arts & Culture (LACAC) Arts Internship Program. Please note that only currently-enrolled college students (2 or 4-year undergraduate and community college students) who reside or attend college in Los Angeles County are eligible for LACAC positions. Young Storytellers LACAC Interns will begin in August or September 2022 and will work 400 hours before March 1, 2023 with an average of 16-20 hours per week. LACAC Interns will be paid $16.04/hour ($6,416 total) for the 400 hours worked. The Young Storytellers team operates on a hybrid work schedule with some days remote and some days in-office in DTLA; we ask that our interns join us in-office at least two times a week. Due to an organization-wide Covid-19 vaccine mandate, all interns must be fully vaccinated.
You can find more information on the LACAC Arts Internship Program here: https://www.lacountyarts.org/opportunities/arts-internship-program-students/about-arts-internship-program-students
Ok, I’m In. How Do I Apply?
Anticipated start date is August 2022 and applications will be accepted until the position is full. To apply, please visit https://bit.ly/yslacacinternship2022 to fill out an application and upload the following in PDF form:
- Resume / CV;
- A brief statement or cover letter that includes why you are interested in working with Young Storytellers and this position in particular.
Anything Else I Should Know?
Young Storytellers is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Belonging is a core value of the Young Storytellers culture, and our daily practices around equity, diversity, inclusion, anti-bias, antidiscrimination, and antiracism are central to that value. Young Storytellers firmly believes that Black Lives Matter. We encourage women and gender diverse people, BIPOC, LGBTQIA+ individuals, veterans, immigrants, and anyone with a disability to apply for this and all our positions. Young Storytellers has designed our interview, onboarding, and ongoing cultural practices to be a welcoming space for everyone. You can read more about our worldview on our website.
For any questions or accommodations while applying due to a disability, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 323.962.4500.
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