2019 ESL Program Internship

Website litnet Literacy Network

Improving Lives Through Literacy

Spring Semester Application Deadline: 11/25/2018     Spring Semester runs Jan 22-May 4
Summer Semester Application Deadline: 4/7/2019     Summer Semester May 28-Aug 17
Fall Semester Application Deadline: 7/21/2019             Fall Semester Sept 16-Dec 14

Stipend: Successful interns receive $600 as well as a letter of recommendation from Literacy Network.

Looking for a fun way to sharpen your lesson-planning, management, and professional communication skills as you help immigrants and refugees living in our community? Every semester, each intern oversees one weekly ESL group tutoring session, which contains 8 trained volunteer tutors and 8 adults working to improve their reading, writing and English-speaking skills. LitNet Interns enjoy a positive, supportive, diverse environment in which staff, volunteers, students, and other interns all work together to make our programs effective and enjoyable.

Internship responsibilities:

  • You must be able to commit to 10hrs/week for an entire semester: 8hrs at LitNet (flexible; during weekday office hours) writing 8 personalized lesson plans for your tutor/student pairs, and 2hrs managing your weekly session (arranging room, tracking attendance, providing support as needed).
  • Tutor students as needed when your session is short tutors.
  • Make weekly reminder phone calls to students in your session.
  • Attend at least one professional development in-service during the semester.

Preferred candidates will have previous experience with:

  • ESL lesson planning
  • Adult education
  • Learning a second language
  • Working with people of other cultures

We are recruiting one intern for each of the following sessions (in your cover letter, be sure to indicate for which you are applying):

  • Monday nights, 6-8pm at Literacy Network (701 Dane Street)
  • Tuesday mornings, 10am-12noon at Literacy Network (Focus on basic Computer Literacy)
  • Tuesday nights, 6-8pm at Literacy Network (701 Dane Street)
  • Wednesday mornings, 9-11am at Literacy Network (701 Dane Street)
  • Wednesday nights, 6-8pm at Literacy Network (701 Dane Street)
  • Wednesday nights, 6-8pm at Vera Court Neighborhood Center (614 Vera Ct)
  • Thursday nights, 6-8pm at Literacy Network (701 Dane Street) (Focus on Workplace English)
  • Saturday mornings, 9-11am at Literacy Network (701 Dane Street)

To Apply for an Internship:

Please send your resume and cover letter (please include which semester you are applying for, how your relevant experience/qualifications make you a great candidate for this position, and weekly session preference) to Ms. Shawn Steen via shawn@litnetwork.org or:

Community Literacy ESL Internships
Literacy Network
701 Dane Street
Madison WI 53713

To apply for this job email your details to shawn@litnetwork.org