Friendship Public Charter School operates a thriving network of college preparatory public charter schools. Headquartered in Washington, DC. Friendship serves over 4,800 students in preschool to grade 12 and guides a growing network of alumni to college completion annually. Nearly 70% of students are deemed “at-risk” due to family poverty, homelessness or other complex risk factors and 100% of students are deemed eligible for free and reduced lunch due to community poverty. 98% are African American or Latino. The mission of Friendship Public Charter School (FPCS) is to prepare students to become ethical, literate, well-rounded and self-sufficient citizens by providing a world-class education that motivates students to reach high academic standards, to enjoy learning, to achieve success, and to contribute actively to their communities
The Friendship PCS Summer Associate Program is a highly selective internship program designed to identify and cultivate our next generation of education professionals. Friendship is seeking exceptional undergraduate students and graduate students from a range of academic disciplines who demonstrate the talent, skills, and values needed to positively impact the quality of urban education and lead our children to high levels of achievement.
Below is a list of a few departments and additional information about work to which you might contribute:
Extended Learning Programs: Instructional (Special Requirements: Current Juniors and Graduating Seniors with majors or career interests in Education ONLY)
Summer Learning Academy (Summer School) Instruction
Educational Leadership (Open to Graduating Seniors & Current Grad Students only)
Education Policy, Curriculum Chairs, Program Directors, & Program Management
Extended Learning Programs: Operations
Accounting, Operations, Summer Enrichment Programs, Focus Group and Case Study Coordination, Early Childhood Accreditation work
Troubleshooting, System Updates, Operations, and Hardware and Network Solutions
Special Requirements: General knowledge of computer network characteristics, network operating system software, and network components (i.e.: network servers, switches, hubs, routers, bridges, cabling)
Operations: Governance & Compliance
Charter Accreditation Activity Coordination & Implementation and Auditing
FPCS’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunity to all qualified applicants and employees regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, veteran status, status as a special disabled veteran, or any other protected criteria as established by federal, state, or local laws. This policy applies to recruitment and hiring, training, promotion, compensation, benefits, transfer, layoff, termination and all other terms and conditions of employment. Employment decisions at FPCS are based solely upon relevant criteria, including an individual’s capabilities, qualifications, training, experience and suitability.
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