Young Storytellers

Database 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?
The Database Intern works with Young Storytellers staff to execute a wide range of tasks, from long-term historical database uploads to inputting information on a daily basis into our custom database. The Database Intern helps to keep all of the information in the database up-to-date for our volunteer team’s use, and they are excited to help make our personalized database a living history of Young Storytellers. They will be inputting data and making our database as comprehensive as possible, as well as working with Young Storytellers staff to tell the story of our volunteer and student base through data. As is true at any non-profit, Young Storytellers is a dynamic environment where flexibility, humor, and openness are integral to our success.

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

  • Input student paperwork into the Young Storytellers database;
  • Ensure data is up-to-date and correct, using various sources to cross-reference and identify inconsistencies;
  • Create notations in the database for survey responses;
  • Conduct research around volunteers to build out profiles in the database;
  • Transfer data from Google Drive into the database.


As Needed Responsibilities:

  • Complete historical database uploads of volunteers and students;
  • Research missing information in Young Storytellers’ external hard drives;
  • Research potential efficiency solutions for database information uploads.


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

  • Previous experience working with a database preferred;
  • 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.