Facing History and Ourselves

PICS Organization Name    
Facing History and Ourselves

City/State
Brookline, MA

Organization Description

Facing History and Ourselves uses lessons of history to challenge teachers and their students to stand up to bigotry and hate.

Internship Description

Internships at Facing History and Ourselves are typically a mixture of core projects and administrative support. Interns are paired with direct supervisors and the intern is assigned projects based on the need of Facing History and the individual supervisor. There are a variety of projects that should align with the intern’s interests. Across the board, strong learning opportunities are provided that expose participants to Facing History content and teaching approach. Please explore our website to learn more about us.

Past projects have included:

  • Assisting with Lesson Plan Development - drafting a lesson for teachers to use with high school students to help students explore various political, religious and community reactions to event memorialization
  • Research and creation of reading lists in support of organizational programs
  • Supporting the Social Media team with Facing History's Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and YouTube channels
  • Research support for the Grant writers
  • Seminar and event support
  • Updating data on schools and educators

The summer internship in our Headquarters office (Brookline, MA) typically runs for 8-9 weeks starting in early June through mid August. We provide orientation, regular check-ins, an opportunity to connect with other Interns, participation in staff meetings and social events, exposure to our core work, access to our resources, and dinner with our President and CEO. At the end of the summer we have a small gathering to present on the projects completed over the summer.

We expect the intern to follow a consistent schedule, come in 2-5 days per week between 9am and 5pm, work diligently, and ask questions and request new projects when appropriate. You will be working in an office, so professional attire and business etiquette are expected. You will be asked to read and abide by our Sexual Harassment and Youth Protection Policies.

Weekly Stipend # of Weeks Required Dates Start Time End Time Housing Provided? Public Transportation? Certificate Requirement? Can be Remote?
$500 8 None 9:00 am 5:00 pm No Yes No Yes

Internship Qualifications
Proficiency with Microsoft products and Google suite. Interest in the Non-profit sector, ideally education.