Jumpstart Internship

Overview

Jumpstart is a national early education organization that recruits and trains college students and community volunteers to work with preschool children in low-income neighborhoods. Through a proven curriculum, these children develop the language and literacy skills they need to be ready for school, setting them on a path to close the achievement gap before it is too late. Join us to work toward the day every child in America enters kindergarten prepared to succeed.

Eligibility/Requirements

Dedication to early childhood education

  • Experience working with young children, and/or a desire to learn more about early childhood education
  • Strong language and communication skills
  • Ability to communicate and collaborate with children’s families
  • Willingness to learn about session implementation and planning
  • Willingness to implement Jumpstart's research-based curriculum with integrity

Commitment to service

  • Community service experience
  • Ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Ability to fulfill a yearlong community service commitment
  • Enthusiastic and positive attitude toward helping others

Professionalism

  • Ability to work well on a team
  • Desire to seek opportunities for self and team growth
  • Willingness to receive and provide feedback in an effort to improve quality
  • Availability, dependability, and willingness to be flexible
  • Maturity and good judgment in relating to Jumpstart peers, partners, and families

To Apply/Application Process

Please apply online at www.jstart.org/apply.

Contact Us

Irene Marroquin Bellatin, Office HH 2.104B
Email: imarroquin@utdallas.edu
Phone: 972-883-2024
Fax: 972-883-2440