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IDEA C3 Summer Intern (Immediate Opening)

Company: IDEA Public Schools
Location: Weslaco
Posted on: May 1, 2021

Job Description:

Description Position at IDEA Public Schools About IDEA Public Schools : At IDEA Public Schools, we believe in college for ALL and we are committed to ensuring that all our students graduate from college. IDEA Public Schools has grown from a small school to the fastest-growing network of tuition-free Pre-K-12 public charter schools in the United States sending 100% of our students to college. 50% of our students graduate from college in 6 years - that's 3 times the national rate for students in our communities! IDEA was founded in 2000 as a single school with 150 students in the Rio Grande Valley. When interest exceeded building capacity, to meet the demands, IDEA's co-founders committed to serving more students in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas and beyond. We now serve over 65,000 students across Texas and Louisiana. Be on the lookout for IDEA schools opening near you-with continued growth in our current regions an d new launches in Tampa Bay , FL (2021) , and Jacksonville, FL (2022) ! When you choose to work at IDEA, you are part of our IDEA Team and Family. You will work alongside team members who set and reach ambitious goals every day, are excited to continue to grow with IDEA, and work relentlessly to make college for all a reality. To learn more about IDEA, check out this . About the C3 ProgramFour years ago, IDEA was awarded an Education, Innovation, and Research. As a result, IDEA created the C3 program which works with counselors, students, teachers, and parents to cultivate college-going identity. Our goal is to graduate students who are intrinsically motivated and resilient. They envision their future selves in college and are confident that they will succeed there even when it gets difficult. They are self-starters who embrace struggle and failure while remaining optimistic and empowered. In this role, you will be supporting the C3 team by leading student discussion groups, creating video content, reviewing curriculum, interviewing and gathering alumni perspectives, and completing other duties as assigned.Accountabilities Goals:

  • Interns will review the existing Road to and Through Collegeand C3curriculumobjectivesto provide general feedback, suggest changes,and identify opportunities to incorporatenew C3,DEI and/or Ethnic Studies topics into instruction.
  • Interns will use their high school experiences and Week 1 training to propose recommendations for how to teachsuggested C3,DEI and/or Ethnic Studies topics in a meaningful, engaging,and grade-level appropriate way. Deliverables:
    • Objective audit of existing curriculumobjectiveswith annotated feedbackand notesregarding opportunities to add or substitute existing topics forC3,DEI and/or Ethnic Studies topics. This willbe completed in apre-designedspreadsheet templatethat includes abreakdown of the objectivesforeach unit within each grade level. DUE:Friday afternoon, Week 2(HS) & Wednesday afternoon, Week 6 (MS).
    • For recommended curriculum additions, students willcomplete a lesson vision specifying howthey thinknewC3,DEI and/or Ethnic Studies topics could betaughttohigh school and middle schoolstudents. This will be completed in a pre-designed Word document template and submitted for each recommendation. DUE: Friday afternoons, Weeks 3-6. Lives the values of IDEA
      • Believes that any student with the will, drive, and appropriate supports can graduate from college.
      • Understands that systemic barriers in higher education exist and interrupt access and success for many students and that new approaches are needed to provide alternatives to the traditional higher education system.
      • Has a propensity for action; is willing to make mistakes by doing in order to learn and improve quickly.
      • Thrives in an entrepreneurial, fast-growth environment, and is comfortable with ambiguity and changeWe look for Team and Family who embody the followingvaluesand characteristics:
        • Believes and is committed to our missionand being an agent of change: that all studentsare capable of gettingto and through college
        • Has demonstrated effectiveoutcomes and results, and wants to be held accountable for them
        • Has a propensity for action, willing to make mistakes by doing in order to learn and improvequickly
        • Works with urgency and purpose to drive student outcomes
        • Thrives in an entrepreneurial, high-growth environment; is comfortable with ambiguity and change
        • Seeks and responds well to feedback, which is shared often and freely across all levels of the organization
        • Works through silos and forges strong cross-departmental relationshipsin order toachieve outcomes
        • We believe in education asa professionand hold ourselves to high level of conduct, professionalism and behaviors as models for our colleagues and students.Qualifications:
          • IDEA Alumni Class of 2021
          • Must be available to work during the dayKnowledge and Skills:
            • Excellent oral, written, and overall communication skills
            • Highly self-motivated and proactive
            • Quick to problem-solve logistical challenges
            • Ability to work with a diverse group of people
            • Strong customer service skills
            • Spanish-speaking high preferredCompensation:
              • Hours: 30 Hours/ weekdepending on assignment
              • Pay Rate: $10/hourIDEA Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex or disability, in admission or access to, or treatment of employment in its programs and activities. Any person having inquiries concerning the organization's compliance with the regulations implementing Title VI of Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504), or Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), may contact IDEA Human Resources at (956) 377-8000.

Keywords: IDEA Public Schools, Edinburg , IDEA C3 Summer Intern (Immediate Opening), Other , Weslaco, Texas

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