Develop a portfolio of experiences that demonstrate program management in a non-profit environment

Programs and Experiences during the Internship

This is a description of major WakeEd Programs and the opportunities for internships with each of the programs. The description each internship focus provides a general overview of the majority of the activities to be completed during a semester of work. Programs internships may be completed during the Fall and/or Spring semesters.


First Steps in Literacy Programs

This program includes two major areas of work: Partners Read and WAKE Up & Read.

  • Partners Read places community volunteers into WCPSS schools to read with struggling first grade readers. The program occurs each semester.

Internship Opportunity: Fall and Spring

Internship Focus: Identify new sources of funding to support the purchase of books for the program; develop contacts list and make outreach to generate new partner organizations and volunteers to expand program; evaluate program impact using anecdotal and quantitative measures; promote program through social media

  • WAKE Up & Read: WakeEd serves on the leadership team for this community collaborative. A major focus of the collaborative is its annual book drive that places 110,000+ books in the hands of students at 10 WCPSS elementary schools

Internship Opportunity: Fall and Spring

Internship Focus: Coordinating with book drive committee to increase collection sites, organize volunteers to participate in sort, set-up, and distribution of books



Two programs define our work in STEM: World Café and SummerSTEM

  • World Café partners business and industry with WCPSS schools for innovative projects that support STEM and Global Schools in their implementation of their school’s specific themes. The main event happens in January with projects occurring throughout the second semester.

Internship Opportunity: Fall

Internship Focus: Identify and contact new business partners to engage them in World Café event; develop materials to support actual event; participate in matching process that assigns businesses and school

Internship Opportunity: Spring

Internship Focus: Track submission and implementation of project plans; create multimedia stories that demonstrate the impact of World Café event in January and throughout the spring semester; develop data collection systems and evaluate success of event through overall impact to students and teachers