Center for Supportive Schools

Since 1979, the Center for Supportive Schools has partnered with over 775 schools and our impact can be seen in the experiences of over 65,000 students annually. Our organization has provided schools with solutions that enable and inspire students to become more engaged learners; develop positive social-emotional and healthy behaviors; and navigate pivotal transitions. Partner schools become environments that nourish meaningful connections and open student-focused dialogue among school community members. The commitment of our staff has established CSS’s reputation of excellence in leadership training and educational innovation.

Together, we are working tirelessly to ensure that CSS achieves its vision that one day, all children will thrive in schools that graduate them prepared for the rigors of college and a life filled with meaningful work, active citizenship, and personal fulfillment. Our work has been rigorously evaluated by research organizations, universities and independent evaluators. Research findings indicate that students who participate in CSS programs attend school more often than non-participants, are on track to graduate on time more so than non-participants and exhibit a higher grade point average than non-participants. We are proud of these data-driven outcomes, and also proud that students express gratitude for being a part of CSS programs which help them stay connected to school and deepen their relationships with peers. 

City/State

Princeton, NJ 

Internship Description

Our work has been rigorously evaluated by research organizations, universities and independent evaluators. Research findings indicate that students who participate in CSS programs attend school more often than non-participants, are on track to graduate on time more so than non-participants and exhibit a higher grade point average than non-participants. We are proud of these data-driven outcomes, and also proud that students express gratitude for being a part of CSS programs which help them stay connected to school and deepen their relationships with peers.

Benefits:

  • Learn about educational programming and research
  • Work in a collegial and supportive environment
  • Take advantage of a multitude of learning opportunities across several geographical regions via remote access
  • Enjoy our traditional Summer Fridays in which staff ends the workday at 3pm
  • Flexible start time which can be arranged from 8am to 9:30am

The CSS Summer Intern can anticipate the following:

  • Intensive program training that will help them develop facilitation and problem-solving skills and an introduction to educational theory and group formation and development
  • Hands-on involvement and preparation of training materials promoting an understanding how these materials enhance the training experience
  • Participating in internal team meetings and external sessions with school partners
  • Assisting with student survey data collection and entry
  • Curriculum review opportunities • Assisting our finance department with reconciliation processes
  • Other assignments and opportunities
# of weeks Required Dates Start Time End Time Public Transportation Housing  Format
8 Flexible 9:00am  5:00pm No No Hybrid

Housing Information

None

Internship Qualifications

The ideal candidate is:

  • Proficient in planning and organization; Excellent attention to detail, proofreading skills
  • Ability to not only identify a problem, but bring suggestions for solutions too
  • Team player with ability to work collaboratively, but also to work independently
  • Fluent in Microsoft Office and GSuite applications
  • Creative document design skills
  • Not afraid to ask questions
  • An open mind and team-centered approach to work
  • A desire to bring your own authentic self to the office each day
  • Willingness to participate fully as a participant observer in our training events
  • A sense of humor is big plus!

Writing Sample Required

  • Any academic paper 3-5 pages that highlights candidate's writing skills.

Special Requirements

  • CSS strongly encourages staff to be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus. Fully vaccinated means receiving two vaccination doses from any of the FDA approved vaccines (Pfizer and Moderna) or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.