Young Storytellers

Programs Intern

Employment type
2 months ago
Los Angeles

Who Are We?
Young Storytellers sparks creative self-discovery through storytelling. Our programs highlight young people as the center of their own narratives, emphasize that their stories matter, and celebrate their unique voices as the ones telling them. Young Storytellers works towards a future where young people experience the impact that their thoughts, feelings, and words can have on the world in which they live.

In elementary school, students work with an adult mentor one-on-one to write scripts that are entirely their own, then actors perform those for the students live at an assembly. In middle school, students work in small groups with a mentor to create monologues about challenges they face and then actors perform those pieces. In high school, students write Public Service Announcements (or PSA scripts) in groups to address the most important issue facing their self-identified communities. We then bring in actors - you guessed it - to perform their work.

What Is This Position?
A Young Storytellers Intern is someone who is interested in the nonprofit sector and has a passion for inspiring young people to discover the power of their own voice. The Programs Intern will support, you guessed it, the Program Team, with a variety of projects. This includes Big Show programs, volunteer recruitment, and outreach. The Programs Intern will also have the opportunity to mentor at one of our Young Storytellers school sites! Through coordination and mentoring, the Programs Intern will develop as an agent of change and personal growth in our community.

Cool, But Let’s Get Specific. What’s Involved in This Internship?
Ongoing Responsibilities:

  • Assist with community outreach, including tabling at community-based events and on-the-ground recruitment for volunteer mentors;
  • Support the ongoing development of the YS volunteer community, which includes mentors, Head Mentors, and possible Head Mentors, both in-person and online;
  • Prepare materials for corporate partners, schools, and various lunch-and-learn events;
  • Support YS programs as a volunteer mentor;
  • Assist in the upkeep of volunteer, school, corporate, and student information in the YS database.


As Needed Responsibilities:

  • Supporting YS programs as needed


Am I A Good Fit For This Position?
Desired qualifications are:

  • A passion for equity and bringing arts education to students in LA;
  • Project management and organization skills;
  • Knowledge of or interest in the nonprofit sector;
  • A willingness to learn and grow.


What Are the Details for This Position?
This internship requires a minimum commitment of 10 hours a week minimum for at least 10 weeks; hours are flexible but availability of 3 days a week at our office in the Arts District is preferred. Internship is unpaid and is available for class credit. A successful completion of the internship will result in a positive reference and a portfolio demonstrating their work with YS.

To apply

Please send your resume and a short cover letter to [email protected] to apply.