|Job Title||The Child Creativity Lab (CCL) Internship|
|Posting Date||February 22nd, 2013|
The Child Creativity Lab (CCL) is a start-up nonprofit children’s museum that will offer high quality, engaging and fun experiential activities that nurture the creative mindset of our children in the headwinds of the busy lifestyles of working parents, the consuming technology culture of our youth, and standardized testing in order to inspire them to challenge their comfort levels and thereby raising their potential to higher levels.
CCL Internship Requisition #0201:
The Child Creativity Lab (CCL) is a nonprofit start-up organization.
A pivotal study conducted in recent years indicated that creative thinking is declining over time among Americans of all ages, and that the decline begins in young children which is especially concerning as it stunts abilities which are supposed to mature over a lifetime.
Furthermore, our education system is currently not situated to curb this trend. Due to the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) of 2001, many schools have eliminated courses for subject areas not part of NCLB's accountability standards for Federal funding. Significantly more time is spent preparing for exams and less time supporting creative, child-driven learning.
The CCL will feature a spacious activity/entertainment center and children’s museum offering an eclectic array of guided and self-directed creative development stations that are safe, hands-on, purposeful, and yet fun, engaging, and similar in excitement level and entertainment value of jump houses and other “pure-play” amusement centers.
In facilitating creative play, our mission is to stimulate the imagination and curiosity of our children to inspire them to challenge their comfort levels and thereby raising their potential to higher levels.
We are offering an unpaid internship for dedicated undergraduates, graduates, and young professionals seeking a career in the nonprofit and social innovations pathway. Interns will be expected to dedicate a minimum of ten hours a week to the CCL, though all work can be done via internet and on your own time. Because of the start-up nature of the organization, interns must be passionate about the project and willing to work within a fluid and evolving structure.
The CCL is currently accepting interns for the following positions:
Project Lead Intern (2) As a project lead you will be responsible for overseeing one or more of the following areas.
Market Research – conduct one or a series of customer insight and analytical projects to identify customer needs, generate and analyze reports on insight data, and inform the decisions we make on CCL program and creativity stations/exhibits design.
Collaborative Programs – help support the identification and development of collaborative programs with regional and national community programs with similar missions and values in order to leverage expertise and broader scope available from other resources.
Child Development/Educational Goal Alignment – help identify and link CCL programs with state and federal child development and education programs and goals to ensure alignment and synergies with overarching policies
Fundraising – research and support the development of a fundraising plan that encompasses traditional and non-traditional fundraising tactics that will help support initial capital requirements and ongoing operating needs
Unbranded Awareness Campaign – lead the development of an unbranded awareness campaign to help generate enthusiasm and interest in child creativity programs around the country, such as the CCL
|Location||San Diego, CA|