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New Haven Reads staff members pose in front of stage during 2019 retreat.

New Haven Reads

Summer 2020 Intern Position

New Haven Reads provides free one-on-one tutoring for children who are struggling with reading. We also offer a free Kindergarten and Pre-K program, and enrichment summer clubs. We serve over 500 students each week at four locations in New Haven. In addition, we also provide free, gently-used books to the public, teachers, and community organizations.

Duties and Responsibilities for Summer Intern:

  • One-on-one tutoring of students ages 6 through 18 (primarily in reading)
  • Planning and running a summer club (e.g. Math Club, Chess Club, Art Club)
  • General office and administrative work – e.g. answering the phone, data input, filing
  • Sorting and packing books for our Book Bank

Minimum Requirements:

  • Previous experience working with children
  • Must be a rising college freshman with a high school G.P.A. of 3.0 or higher or a current

college student with a G.P.A. of 3.0 or higher


  • Experience tutoring elementary or middle school students
  • Resident of New Haven County


  • Math tutoring experience
  • Resident of New Haven
  • Fluent in Spanish


Interns will receive training in our book bank and tutoring model.


The internship will run for seven consecutive weeks starting on Monday, June 22nd and ending on Friday, August 7th. The first week will be committed to orientation and training for a total of 20 hours. The remaining six weeks of the position will be 27 hours per week. During this time, we operate Monday through Wednesday 1-7:30 pm, Thursday and Friday 1 – 6:30 pm. Saturday work hours will be assigned, as needed. Candidates must be available the entire 7 weeks. Specific schedules will be determined with individual applicants.

Payrate: $11.50/hour

To apply:

A completed  NHR Employment Application (please click on the link to access) should be emailed, along with a cover letter, resume, and transcripts to hr@newhavenreads.org. Include “Summer Internship Application” in the subject line of your email. Only complete applications will be considered and qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview. Four internships are currently available. Selected candidates will be notified after the interview process has closed.

Summer 2020 Intern positions are funded by the First Niagara Foundation in partnership with KeyBank.

New Haven Reads is an Equal Opportunity Employer