Celebration of Teaching and Learning Internship

825 8th Avenue

Application Deadline: Closed
Timeframe: 01/03/12 — 04/03/12

WNET Description


WNET.ORG, parent company of THIRTEEN and WLIW21, is a major producer of broadcast and online media for local, national and international audiences, creating award-winning content in the areas of news and public affairs, arts and performance, science and nature, documentaries, and children’s programming.

WNET also produces the Celebration of Teaching and Learning, and provides innovative educational outreach at both the local and national levels.


The Celebration of Teaching & Learning—presented by THIRTEEN, WLIW21, and NJTV—is a premier professional development conference that brings together the world’s best thinkers, practitioners, and more than 10,000 educators to share their passion for teaching and learning. This two-day experience for educators happens March 16-17, 2012 at the Hilton New York in New York City.

A prominent educator once dubbed the Celebration as the “World’s Fair of Education.” Our seventh anniversary will bring experts and content from the areas of the Arts, English Language Arts, Global Awareness, Health & Wellness, Instructional Technology, Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM), Social Studies, Special Education and Whole School Issues.

Throughout the two days, attendees will experience four distinct learning environments through our six plenary sessions, over 40 Featured Speaker sessions, over 100 hands-on “In the Classroom” workshops, and two filled exhibitor halls featuring the latest in educational tools, interactive events and book signings.


The Education Department is looking for an energetic, organized intern to provide support for the Celebration of Teaching & Learning conference and to work closely with staff in preparation for the national scale event. The intern can expect to gain experience in the many different areas that go into event planning and thus, must be able to work effectively in a team environment.

The Celebration of Teaching & Learning Internship is unpaid but may be taken for academic credit and is open to students currently enrolled at accredited colleges or universities. WNET will gladly assist with any required paperwork for students seeking school credit for their internship work.

WNET Part-time, Unpaid Responsibilities


Assisting in general event inquiry responses to attendees (via email, phone, voicemail)
Provide general administrative pre-event support
Updating and editing information for event website and newsletters
Supporting event mailing logistics
Provide on-site event support during the Celebration Event on March 16 and March 17, 2012
Special assignments as designated by the Celebration Team.

WNET Part-time, Unpaid Requirements


Strong interpersonal skills, including ease and professionalism on the phone, in writing, and in person
Excellent understanding of business etiquette
Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
Strong attention to detail
Proficiency in MS Office: Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint and in Outlook


Winter Term: January through March 2012
Approximately 12-20 hours per week
Must be available to assist on-site, March 16-17, 2012 at the Hilton New York for the event