Story Planet is Accepting Intern Applications for 2018 – 2019!

We are accepting intern applications for students starting placements in September, 2018! If you’re interested in doing an internship/student placement with us, please read through the details below.

Story Planet Intern Qualifications:

  • You must have excellent communication skills (written and oral)
  • You are passionate about literacy, the arts, and education
  • You love working with children and youth
  • You are committed to social justice
  • You are highly motivated, responsible, and work well independently
  • You are a self-starter and can take initiative

You should apply to be an intern with us if any of the following apply:

  • You are currently enrolled in a post secondary institution that requires you fulfill specific placement hours
  • You are interested in program design and development for children and youth
  • You are interested in learning more about arts-based education
  • You are interested in workshop facilitation
  • You are are interested in the non-profit/charitable sector
  • You want to gain grant-writing experience
  • You want to gain experience in marketing and social media for a non-profit organization

Story Planet Intern Duties:

These may be subject to change, depending on your program and main areas of interest.

  • Attend Story Planet workshops in schools across GTA for grades 1 – 12
  • Work one-on-one with students to help them improve communication skills
  • Collaborate with Program Director to design and run activities for after-school programming
  • Provide students with mentorship and support during both workshops and after school programming
  • Provide administrative support to Program Director and Director of Operations
  • Help create content for Story Planet’s social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, newsletters)
  • Help with production of Story Planet books for students
  • Provide grant-writing support to Executive Director and Director of Operations

Current and Past Educational Partnerships:

  • Centennial College
  • George Brown College
  • Humber College
  • Sheridan College
  • University of Toronto
  • York University

How to Apply:

Want to intern with us? Send your resume and a cover letter detailing why you want to intern at Story Planet and what makes you a good fit to candace@storyplanet.ca and volunteer@storyplanet.ca. Please make your email subject line “Intern Application for Story Planet: YOUR NAME”.

We can’t wait to hear from you!

Featured Explorer: Carina Nasturzio

One of our fabulous interns (and unofficial photographer!) is Carina Nasturzio, and we are so lucky to have had her bright and happy presence with us this past year! Read below to learn more about this awesome explorer!
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1. Favourite planet to live: Mars, but Earth is pretty neat too
2. Favourite book or the last great one you read: The Kite Runner, Room
3. Favourite writers: Marjane Satrapi, Lidia Yuknavitch, Emma Donoghue, Juni Ito
4. Favourite thing to do on Earth:  Make art, explore, and pet dogs
5. Favourite Earth food:  Popcorn
 
6. Favourite moment/memory from your experience at Story Planet:  At one of my very first workshops, a student gave me a note telling me how nice I was and how she was happy we met.  Sometimes I’ll read it when I need a bit of motivation, or just need some cheering up!
7. Most important thing you learned as an intern at Story Planet:  That what we do really makes a difference.  I’ve seen shy and timid students open up and be creative in the span of one hour, and you can tell that the workshop really touched them.  It’s heartwarming to see, and I’m so grateful that I’ve had the opportunity to see it.