Roles and Responsibilities
TCRWP is looking for one-two summer interns to assist the Media Tech Specialist with AV & technology needs during our summer institutes. The institutes take place from late June through the second week in August. Each one is attended by 800-1,200 participants from all over the world.

For each of these conferences we require a multitude of AV/Tech and general Media support. The intern will help professional staff provide support in a variety of technological needs – specifically during the days/weeks of the conference. You will be responsible for the setup, operation, and maintenance of all media equipment in our inventory and that of the college (consoles, carts, doc cams, console & laptop PCs & Macs, LCD projectors, digital cameras, microphones, screens, floor/table microphone stands, cables/connectors, mixers, etc.). Beyond the conference, you will assist our Media Tech Specialist with the technology in the office and potentially web development.

We are looking for part-time interns to work 3-4 weeks around the time of our conferences, with the possibility of extended work. Interns will be expected to work four or five days (up to 40 hours) a week, depending on the events of a given day. There will be some early mornings and long days, as well as weekends. Each day is different and the work is often fast paced, with a fair amount of physical activity. Vacation time will be permitted but please note our conference dates are June 23rd-27th, June 29th-July3rd, August 4th-8th and August 11th-15th. Interns must be available during both the week prior to and the week of each conference. This is a paid internship opportunity, however it is also possible to have interns be self-funded by their undergraduate institution, whether through a grant, scholarship, or college credit.

Background Information
The Teachers College Reading and Writing Project (TCRWP), located at Teachers College, Columbia University, has been a premier provider of literary professional development for almost three decades. Our mission is to support literacy instruction through research and professional development. We support schools not only in NYC, but across the nation and internationally as well. Our research has tackled many subjects, including the teaching of reading and writing (grades K-8) and methods of supporting large scale school reform. Through our program, young people grow to be avid and skilled readers and writers.

For more information regarding the work we do, please visit our website:

Applicant Qualifications:
  • Applicants must be an undergraduate student at a college or university or a recent graduate.
  • Outgoing, personable, self-motivated individuals able to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to follow directions efficiently and proficiency at prioritizing.
  • Gracious and not flustered under pressure.
  • AV/Computer experience is helpful, but we can train the right applicant.
  • Interest in event/conference planning, AV/Tech/Media Event coordination, or related field preferred.

To apply, please submit a resume detailing relevant experience and a cover letter stating your reasons for interest as well as your goals in/for this internship to: