Booker T Washington Internships – Summer 2021

Summer Learning Internship Opportunity

Summer 2021  | 20 hours per week  | $10/hour

Big Thought is an education impact non-profit that equips youth in marginalized communities to imagine and create their best lives and world. Focused on creative learning, social and emotional well-being, and authentic youth voice, Big Thought strives to close the opportunity gap by providing direct-to-youth programming, managing city-wide learning systems, and sharing best practices with partners locally, nationally and internationally.

Big Thought’s Dallas City of Learning (DCOL) initiative brings together hundreds of partners to provide engaging summer programming designed to prevent learning loss and help Dallas students overcome pandemic-related learning gaps. The Big Thought intern will actively support DCOL programs between June 21 and August 20, 2021.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Assist in facilitating an activity for a virtual camp, including the creation of original programming.

  • Support virtual learning programs through the assembly and distribution of creativity kits.

  • Gain experience in partnerships and community relations.

  • Receive hands-on learning in project management, including managing multiple deadlines.

  • Develop skills in documentation, data collection and other related duties.


  • Candidate must be 16 years old by June 21, 2021, a fulltime BTWHSPVA student due to return in the fall of 2021, and eligible to work in the United States during the summer of 2021.  (No BTW Seniors are eligible.)

  • Past community service, summer camp experience and/or working with children. (Preferred)

  • Candidates should be comfortable working with both children and adults.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook).

  • Strong organizational, critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

  • Ability to maintain emotional control under stress.

  • Bilingual Spanish a plus.

This internship is funded through the generosity of the Arts Magnet Advisory Board.