Education Outreach Internship (2019)

San Francisco, California, United States Part-time

Common Sense ( is the nation's leading independent nonprofit organization devoted to helping kids and families thrive in a world of media and technology. Every day, millions of families turn to Common Sense for trusted advice and unbiased ratings. We offer the largest library of independent age-based and educational ratings and reviews for everything your kids want to watch, play, read, and learn. Our movie and TV ratings are available on Netflix, Comcast, DirecTV, and many other partner networks, helping families and kids make smart media choices. Through our schools program, we provide educators with a curriculum that teaches the essential digital citizenship and literacy skills every student needs to succeed. More than 100,000 member schools across the country use our ratings and free curriculum and content. We also work with policymakers, industry leaders, legislators, parents, and teachers to improve the media and education landscape for kids, families, and schools.


We are looking for a school outreach intern to work with our education arm, Common Sense Education. Common Sense Education empowers educators and students with the digital-learning tools they need to harness the power of technology for learning and life. Our two main programs include the K–12 Digital Citizenship Curriculum and a learning ratings platform with over 2,500 reviews of apps, games, and websites. Currently, over 600,000 educators and half of all U.S. schools are registered to use our resources.


The intern in this position has the opportunity to build tangible and marketable skills, including:

  • Increasing knowledge of edtech, digital citizenship, and the overall educational landscape that teachers face today.
  • Understanding the needs of K–12 schools in the U.S. and gaining insight into the adoption and implementation of supplemental content focused on media and technology for learning in the classroom and life.
  • Developing consultative customer service skills focused on aligning, curating, and integrating needed resources for school communities.

This is an amazing opportunity to really make a difference in the lives of educators and students alike.


LOCATION: San Francisco, CA



  • Create a pipeline of targeted schools/districts based on district size and free/reduced-lunch metrics.
  • Research and analyze the current market of similar products and services being used in schools.
  • Assist in the development of an implementation guide, designed to share best practices of integration and outcomes of schools integrating Common Sense resources.
  • Data-crunch and synthesize feedback regarding outreach support for the 2018–2019 school year.
  • Assist with other projects as needed.



  • Excellent written and communication skills.
  • Strong computer skills with experience in Google Docs and social networking.
  • Highly motivated, self-directed, and well-organized.
  • Collaborative style.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and enthusiastic.



  • Upbeat and has an authentic "can do" attitude.
  • Calm when meeting tough deadlines.
  • Open to learning.
  • You are inspired by the Common Sense mission!



  • Ideal start date: Orientation is Monday, June 17, from 10 a.m.–3 p.m. On-site attendance is preferred.
  • Ideal end date: Friday, August 9, 2019
  • Hours: ~15-20 hours/week
  • Interns need to be available to attend a minimum of six weekly educational Lunch & Learns (there will be seven total). Lunch & Learns will be every Wednesday from 12 p.m.–1:00 p.m. (PST). On-site attendance is preferred.
  • We will work with your clinical or internship office for school credit if necessary.
  • This is a paid opportunity.


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