Join the CoderDojo Foundation team: Content Development Intern

The CoderDojo Foundation is seeking a Content Development Intern to join our team in supporting more than 1,100 free coding clubs for young people in 65 countries around the world.

The ideal applicant will have an education background, with an interest in technology. Reporting to the Content Lead, they will be responsible for creating and reviewing educational material in a variety of formats to be used by young people learning to code and by mentors learning best practices for running a CoderDojo club.

This role has broad scope for an enthusiastic and driven candidate to really make the position their own and grow their responsibilities to match their skills.

Responsibilities include

  • Working with volunteer CoderDojo community members to collect, review and share community created content and tools with the broader community
  • Creating introductory and intermediate level coding content
  • Reviewing and testing content produced by other Foundation staff members
  • Assisting in collaborations with community and industry partners on co-created content

Qualifications & skills

The ideal candidate should possess:

  • Experience/qualification (or part thereof) in education and/or computer programming
  • Excellent written communications skills
  • Familiarity with common office software applications: email, word processing, basic graphics editing, etc.

In addition, any of the following skills would be valuable:

  • Fluency in a language other than English
  • Familiarity with one or more programming languages
  • Familiarity with “hardware hacking” computers, such as Arduino/Raspberry Pi

How to apply

Applications for this role have now closed.

FAQ

Do I need to know how to code?

Yes, but don’t worry if you’re not a pro! We already have technically focused content; we are ideally looking to add someone with more of an educational focus to the team in this role. If you’ve done a short course, or picked up a little in your own time, you’re probably all set!

Is this a full-time position?

This is intended to be a full-time position, at 40 hours/week for a twelve month period. However, for the right candidate, some accommodations could be made.

Can I work remotely?

A reasonable amount of working from home (or a café, whatever works for you!) after a settling in period is fine, though we’d still like to see you in the office (in Dublin, Ireland) from time to time! However, for the right candidate, we are open to a more remote working arrangement (other countries/continents) that works for both parties.

What is the intended start date for the position?

March 2017.

Is this a paid internship?

Yes. Salary will be determined based on the candidate and will be subject to PRSI and other taxes.

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Simon Yeates says

Hi,

I'm currently completing a level 8 higher diploma in software development in Dublin Business School and as part of my course I have to complete a 3 month internship starting in October (though I would be willing to do a longer period of time if required).

I'm currently a mentor in the Howth branch and CoderDojo is a company I would love to work for. I've been teaching some of the more advanced ninjas C# but I'd be willing to and love the opportunity to expand my skill set with other programming languages and hardware devices such as raspberry pie and Arduino.

My previous experience of working as an English Language Teacher was wonderful and I loved teaching and creating interesting content that kept my students challenged yet still engaged. Working with CoderDojo would allow me to combine my two passions of technology and education.

If there is any possibility to facilitate my internship I would be greatly appreciative.

All the best,
Simon