Curriculum Developer Intern

Remote /
Curriculum /
Part-time, Temporary
The GWC Curriculum Team is searching for a passionate and curious Curriculum Intern to help us build curricula that inspires girls to change the world. In this role, you will be responsible for supporting the development of high-impact, project-based curricula that incite a real passion for computer science, prepare students for a career in technology, and can scale to meet the needs of thousands of girls nationwide.

You will report to a Curriculum Developer and will work in close partnership with the rest of the Curriculum Team. This is a part-time seasonal position available starting as early as April through August of 2021.

Responsibilities: As a member of the Curriculum Team, you will be tasked with:

    • Uploading, reviewing and checking for quality of curriculum and training materials in our content management systems for our Summer Immersion Program and Self-Paced Program. 
    • Note: Our team uses Contentful and HQ for SIP, and TalentLMS for our Self-Paced Program. The team will provide training on how to utilize both systems. 
    • Uploading of video tutorials to Youtube, updating video descriptions and resources as needed to support our SIP and Self-Paced Curriculum. 
    • Supporting the development of documentation and guidance for using our curriculum platforms, HQ and Talent LMS and other tools (Zoom, Replit) as needed. 
    • Participating in the Curriculum Team’s development and review cycle on internal projects by writing (as needed), reviewing team member’s work, providing feedback, reconciling feedback from others, and publishing final content. 
    • Supporting the curricular changes, refinements, and testing for GWC’s educational offerings as needed.
    • Virtually observing SIP and Self-Paced programs in action and using your observations to inform our team’s curriculum development practices and teacher support. 
    • Writing and designing new modules, activities, and tutorials to expand the breadth and depth of computer science learning in GWC programs as needed.

Qualifications: You must:

    • Believe that all girls can code, and be excited to work to close the gender gap in tech.
    • Have at least 1 year of applicable experience, which may include teaching young people (tutoring, TAing, etc.), writing technical curriculum, or working in engineering roles (internships, etc.). 
    • Be a strong writer who can craft engaging, age-appropriate prose for students, teachers, and volunteers.
    • Have great attention to detail.
    • Be able to learn new systems, tools, and technologies quickly in order to build curriculum.
    • Be comfortable working and collaborating with in-person and remote team members. 
    • Be able to communicate clearly and effectively with technical and non-technical stakeholders. 
    • Embrace challenges and adopt new responsibilities with creativity, initiative, and self-direction.
    • Have strong project management skills, including tools to work with a distributed team.
    • Be able to keep track of and meet project deadlines. 
    • Be an intellectually curious and responsive team contributor, delivering and receiving feedback regularly.
    • Demonstrate comfort with adjusting work to evolving priorities in a dynamic work environment.
    • You have a strong desire to learn a programming language (for example: Scratch, HTML/CSS, JavaScript, Python, Swift (iOS), etc.).

Preferred Qualifications

    • Pursuing a degree in a Science Technology Engineering Math or Education field, or have commensurate or demonstrable experience in STEM.
    • Experience developing video tutorials or video-based lessons. 
    • Demonstrate an active interest in computer science education, including an understanding of current and future trends, methodologies, and technologies to engage students effectively. 
    • Come with first-hand experience working with students from any level, elementary through college-aged from diverse racial, economic, and geographic backgrounds.
    • Have familiarity with Understanding by Design, Universal Design for Learning, and/or Agile Development Methodologies.
    • Are proficient in one or more programming languages (for example: Scratch, HTML/CSS, JavaScript, Python, Swift (iOS), Java (especially for Android), Arduino-C, etc).
Please include in your cover letter a summary of your curriculum development, computer science and/or teaching experience, a description of how you heard about this role, what motivated you to apply, and why you believe you'd be successful.

Girls Who Code is committed to building a truly diverse and inclusive organization with a focus on valuing, serving, and understanding our target constituents, while challenging all stakeholders to think inclusively for the betterment of our programs.

Girls Who Code is an equal opportunity employer committed to a policy of equal treatment and opportunity in every aspect of its hiring and promotion process without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, partnership status, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital, parental or familial status, national origin, ethnicity, veteran or military status, age, disability, or any other legally protected basis. Racial and ethnic minorities and men are encouraged to apply for vacant positions at all levels.  GWC is not able to sponsor employment visas.