Education Internship

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Tanenbaum’s Education program provides resources and professional development opportunities to K-12 educators that help them promote respect for religious diversity and create inclusive learning environments. Our resources include a variety of literacy-based, Common Core aligned, and academically integrated curricula and downloadable lesson plans. We offer professional development in the form of in-person trainings or free live webinars.

Job Responsibilities:

The Education Intern reports to the Deputy Chief Executive Officer, and will work at least 10-15 hours weekly with the Education program staff.

He or she will support all aspects of the program, including resource dissemination, marketing and development of in-person trainings and webinars, and outreach to potential partner organizations. In addition, the intern will conduct online research, data analysis and data tracking support.

The Education Intern would assist with any of the following projects:Monitoring and Evaluation of the ProgramScheduling educator trainings

  • Monitoring and Evaluation of the Program
  • Scheduling educator trainings
  • The regular dissemination of downloadable lesson plans and informational resources via themed e-blasts
  • The drafting of blog posts on teaching about religious diversity for publication on Tanenbaum’s web site, as well as on blogs of partner organizations
  • Working with program staff to modify all current curricula and occasionally create lesson plans.
  • Research on trends affecting the teaching of religion in various educational settings

Qualifications and Expectations:

  • Commitment to the mission and goals of Tanenbaum
  • An educator, graduate student, or college student (at least in year 3) in a relevant subject area, such as Education, Social Studies, or Religious Studies
  • An interest in or facility with teaching
  • Some classroom experience as a K-12 educator is preferable but not essential
  • A background in quantitative and qualitative data analysis and survey research
  • Ability to work 10-15 hours a week during regular office hours (9:30 am-5:30 pm)
  • Knowledge of current theories and standards in elementary, middle and high school education
  • Strong interreligious and multicultural skills
  • Strong research, writing and editing skills
  • Lesson planning experience is a plus
  • Organized and adept at multi-tasking
  • Creative thinker
  • Ability to work collaboratively and independently
  • Computer skills including MS PowerPoint/Word/Excel and internet research
  • Sense of humor

All work produced for Tanenbaum by the intern is the work product of Tanenbaum and may not be used by the intern outside of Tanenbaum-authorized activities.


The Education Intern is an unpaid position. You will receive invaluable experience, do interesting work, and make important contributions to a well-respected and influential leader in the field of multicultural education. Tanenbaum will work with you and your school so that you receive academic credit for the internship.

To Apply:

Please send a cover letter, résumé, and one or two brief writing samples (less than five pages) to Applicants must specify they are applying for the Education Internship.

No phone calls, please.

Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding
55 Broad Street, New York, NY 10004
Fax: 212-967-9001

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