The Internship:

SMART office interns provide substantive support for SMART’s operations in various departments while gaining valuable on-the-job training and experience to complement a college or university curriculum. This is an unpaid internship, which may count for college credit as the university or college allows.


  • Write and edit short articles for SMART’s website
  • Perform internet research related to education and literacy development
  • Use WordPress to post content
  • Other projects as assigned, potentially including social media, event planning/promotion, media relations, internal communications, volunteer recruitment


  • Enhance SMART’s ability to continually improve and expand its program to serve more local children with reading support and books to keep.
  • Contribute to the vitality of the community’s future work force by creating stronger, more confident readers today.
  • Help inspire a lifelong love of reading and learning in local children.

Desired Qualifications and Skills:

  • Ability to work independently as well as cooperatively; open to feedback and supervision
  • Strong writing and proofreading skills
  • Excellent internet research skills
  • Ability to learn basic features of WordPress
  • Must pass a criminal history check and sign a confidentiality agreement
  • Must be dependable and available on a consistent basis
  • Strong interest in advancing equity in education and Oregon communities


  • Gain hands-on experience in nonprofit operations and communications/marketing
  • Get practical experience in the day-to-day activities of a dynamic nonprofit organization, while learning about early childhood education and volunteer relations
  • Develop skills in computer applications including WordPress
  • Gain professional contacts that will support search for gainful employment
  • Become part of the solution to help children develop skills for success in school and life
  • Receive initial and ongoing training on the SMART program and position-specific training


  • 4-8 hours per week (hours are flexible during Mon-Fri 9am-5pm), for approximately 2-4 months

Training and Orientation:

Training and orientation is provided for SMART interns prior to beginning their role. This training includes information about the SMART program and job-specific training as defined by the position supervisor.

To Apply:

Preference will be given to applicants received by February 20, 2017. Please email the following to Kanna Hudson, Assistant Program Director, at

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter