Literacy Leadership Development Intern
$500.00 Paid to Intern upon successful completion of the assignment
Learning Ally is a leading nonprofit education solutions organization that transforms the lives of struggling learners by delivering proven literacy solutions that help students reach their potential. Its mission is to radically change education, transforming the lives of children by providing reading interventions and solutions to help them succeed academically, build self-confidence, and thrive in school and beyond.
65% of fourth graders read below proficiency and are 400% more likely to drop-out of high school. And, for “most at risk” students (students of color, low income, English Language Learners and students with learning disabilities) the problem is even more acute.
Learning Ally seeks to break this cycle. With early student assessment, intervention and accommodation and professional development for educators, Learning Ally can identify and prevent learning issues by working with schools and educators to support new and struggling readers. Its solutions build a strong foundation for independent, engaged learners who are empowered to achieve socially, emotionally, and academically, regardless of background or learning difference.
Founded in 1948 as Recording for the Blind, to help soldiers who lost their sight in combat continue their education with audiobook products, Learning Ally has evolved to help individuals understand the unique ways they learn and match them to the solutions that enable personal achievement.
Literacy Leadership Development
General Brief Description
This internship is designed to support the research and development of content and opportunities for thought leadership and brand awareness for Learning Ally. This will include researching opportunities for places where Learning Ally can present or provide thought leadership (ie. Conferences, Podcasts, thought leadership events, etc.).
(targets or measurements of performance)
How we can measure success in this role?
Success will be measured by completion of the research on specific opportunities and content development that is needed for each specific project against the designated time constraints.
On-going sessions to determine direction for execution against responsibilities.
1 hour introduction session via Zoom to review the systems and processes that will be used to track development of research, content and opportunities
Ongoing responsibilities and Tasks, once active (training completed)
1. Research opportunities for Learning Ally to have a speaking presence at events, Podcasts, conferences, etc. and develop recommendations on topics, titles, and descriptions based off of already produced content from Terrie. Completion Date: TBD
2. Ongoing research and development as the need arises.
(Skills and qualifications)
1. Ability to write in a compelling and thought-provoking way.
2. Keen understanding of the research in reading.
3. Skilled in researching and discovering thought leadership events and opportunities for Learning Ally