Summer Programs Intern - Institute for Educational Advancement

Summer Programs Intern


At the Institute for Educational Advancement (IEA), we believe that, in order to fully actualize their abilities, children require strong academic and personal development programs provided by skilled educators, administrators, and professionals. IEA is not limited to one approach to learning, but seeks the best strategy for each individual child. As one of the nation’s leading organizations for gifted and talented youth, we are committed to the whole child, inspiring students to grow and find balance among all five aspects of self: intellectual, emotional, social, spiritual, and physical.


IEA is seeking a Summer Programs Intern who will work with the program staff to help develop and implement quality supplemental programs for gifted elementary, middle and high school students.


The ideal candidate is confident, detail-oriented, has excellent communication skills, is experienced with problem solving in a work environment, and can focus on the big picture. He or she is a self-motivated individual who enjoys being part of a team, is interested in working with gifted students and families, and is committed to the long-term success of IEA’s program goals and constituents.


Essential Functions:


  • Work with program staff to deliver supplemental summer programs for gifted youth
  • Assist program staff in maintaining databases, processing applications, and preparing materials
  • Conduct research to expand programs’ outreach efforts and keep online gifted resources up to date
  • Engage with and assist in supervising youth participating in summer programs
  • Provide support for offsite program related events and field trips
  • Support functions include reception, clear communication with families and educators, record-keeping and data entry, document management, and office organization
  • Compose, transcribe and edit correspondence
  • Answer phones and respond to emails


Minimum Qualifications:


  • High school diploma
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills
  • Organization, attention to detail and ability to multi-task
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Proficient computer skills, including Windows, Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe
  • Have access to personal transportation and insurance for some offsite program events


This is a seasonal, part-time, non-exempt position located in Pasadena, CA. Ideal work schedule is Tuesday-Thursday 12:00pm-5:00pm and Friday 9:30am-2:30pm. Interested persons should submit cover letter and resume. Resumes without cover letters will not be considered.

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