Learning and Education Associate (Paid Internship)

Learning and Education Associate (PAID INTERNSHIP)

Creative Reaction Lab is accepting applications for our Summer + Fall 2019 associateship positions. Creative Reaction Lab seeks to eradicate inequity and oppression experienced by Black and Latinx people through design, entrepreneurship, community organizing and leadership, and intrapreneurship to transform the media, education, health/healthcare, and government/public service sectors. To create systems-wide change, we’re taking two approaches:

1) creating a collaborative youth-led, community-centered movement challenging racial inequities

2) transforming the ways that individuals and institutions approach design and decision-making through what we call Equity-Centered Community Design.

As part of a small organization, Associates gain invaluable insight into the day-to-day workings of a social enterprise challenging racial injustices and disparities using creative problem solving.

Each Associateship is designed to challenge the candidate in their particular area(s) of interest through dedicated research and practice. Associates also lend support to the daily needs and greater goals of the organization. Each Associate receives one-on-one mentoring and preparation for the next step in their career. While a personal laptop will be useful for your work, we do have laptops available for use on-site for the duration of the Associateship. For those seeking academic credit, the necessary documents must be supplied prior to the start of the Associateship term.


Associates will be compensated at a rate of $8.60/hour for up to 15 hours/week.


To apply for the Learning and Education associateship, please send a resume and letter of intent describing your background, interest, goals and availability to Hilary Sedovic, Learning & Education Manager at hsedovic@creativereactionlab.com. Please use “Learning and Education Associateship_<FIRSTNAME LASTNAME>” in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.


The program generally follows the university semester schedule, while the exact terms are considered case-by-case and determined by the Associate and their supervisor. All Associateships are a minimum of ten hours per week during the regular work week (Monday – Friday). Associateships may include evening and weekend hours, as determined on a case-by-case basis. Dependent on time and availability, the Learning and Education Associate may co-facilitate workshops and trainings.


Programs/Evaluation support

  • Support development of Equity-Centered Community Design train-the-trainer programming. This includes, but is not limited to: conducting research on best practices, identifying learning objectives, preparing session slide decks, selecting and modifying session activities.

  • Support the implementation of pre-program and post-program evaluations through survey design and data entry.

  • Support the design, implementation, and data entry of evaluation and assessment tools to use during programming, such as exit tickets and observational rubrics.

  • Support data analysis and creation of impact reports for external stakeholders, including client-specific reports.


  • Support the development of content for the Equity-Centered Community Design Resource Guide (coming out in 2019).

  • Manage the collection of external content submissions (including case studies) for the Equity-Centered Community Design Resource Guide.

  • Support the collection and maintenance of resources (articles, videos, etc.) to include in program curricula.


  • Support the recruitment of volunteers and community partners for Equity by Design bootcamps. Including but not limited to: Local Advisory Council members, photographers and videographers, and guest speakers.

  • Support the recruitment of volunteers and community partners for membership network programming.

  • Support learning and education program logistics including securing venues and speakers, food, attendance tracking, media capture, and A/V needs for Equity by Design national bootcamps, Artwork for Equity fundraiser, and membership network events.


  • Coordinate consistent digital communications with Creative Reaction Lab’s member network.

  • Schedule and promote upcoming member events, including “Ask Us Anything” sessions and online professional development webinars.

  • Support the moderation of the Equity-Centered Community Design Slack channel.

  • Gather ongoing input and feedback from network members and Slack channel members about member goals, needs, and desires for network participation.


  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Ability to give and receive direct feedback.

  • Ability to take initiative and to work both independently and cooperatively with other team members in a creative, fast-paced environment.

  • Ability and willingness to continuously and critically examine one’s relationship to power, privilege, oppression, history, and healing.

  • Experience in program development and/or evaluation (can include coursework, including courses that may run concurrent to this associateship)

  • Experience using Google Suite products (Gmail, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms) and Microsoft Office Suite products (Word, PowerPoint, Excel).

  • Experience with any of the following products and platforms preferred: Basecamp, Slack, Airtable, Typeform, Adobe Creative Suite, SurveyMonkey, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.


  • Highly organized and detail-oriented.

  • Strong adaptability to changing directions.

  • Ability to work positively and effectively as a part of a group.

  • Self-motivated and able to work independently.

  • Commitment to promoting racial and health equity.

  • Commitment to continuous improvement, including willingness to embrace failure as an opportunity to learn.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this position. They are not intended to be a complete list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required.

Creative Reaction Lab is committed to a policy of Equal Employment and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, creed, age, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, physical or mental handicap or disability, medical condition, pregnancy, familial status, caregiver status, veteran’s status.