khanacademy Remote Full-time 2024-03-21

ABOUT KHAN ACADEMY

Khan Academy is a nonprofit with the mission to deliver a free, world-class education to anyone, anywhere. Our proven learning platform offers free, high-quality supplemental learning content and practice that cover Pre-K – 12th grade and early college core academic subjects, focusing on math and science. We have over 155 million registered learners globally and are committed to improving learning outcomes for students worldwide, focusing on learners in historically under-resourced communities.

OUR COMMUNITY 

Our students, teachers, and parents come from all walks of life, and so do we. Our team includes people from academia, traditional/non-traditional education, big tech companies, and tiny startups. We hire great people from diverse backgrounds and experiences because it makes our company stronger. We value diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging as necessary to achieve our mission and impact the communities we serve. We know that transforming education starts in-house with learning about ourselves and our colleagues. We strive to be world-class in investing in our people and commit to developing you as a professional.

THE ROLE

  • Our US Content team includes the curriculum developers who design and develop the courses, lessons, videos, articles, and practice questions on Khan Academy. As a Content team Intern, you’ll have the chance to work side-by-side with our team’s Content Creators to develop, launch, and upgrade content on courses in your area of expertise. 
  • Under the guidance of a seasoned mentor, you’ll own and drive a project that gives you end-to-end experience with all aspects of Khan Academy’s content creation cycle. You’ll also have a chance to share your project through a culminating presentation at the close of the internship experience.
  • You’ll be part of an Intern Learning Community that will provide you with opportunities to learn from colleagues across the organization, while learning how different teams within an educational technology organization collaborate to design and deliver world-class digital learning experiences to learners and educators. 
  • You’ll explore ways to integrate our AI-powered tutor, Khanmigo, into our content to provide more tailored and interactive learning experiences to students.
  • You’ll leave your internship with a deeper understanding of what content creation looks like in an educational technology company, and will be empowered to make informed decisions about the next steps of your career, whether they include remaining in a school or district-based role or transitioning to a career in edtech.

WHAT YOU BRING

Passion for education and instructional design

  • You are motivated by the Khan Academy mission “to provide a free world-class education for anyone, anywhere.”
  • You have deep knowledge and expertise in your content area  (e.g. an advanced degree in an area of science, social studies, mathematics, economics, or curriculum and instruction).
  • You have experience teaching math, science, social studies, and/or economics at the K-12 or university level, giving you a deep empathy with learners, teachers and classrooms.
  • You're able to harness creativity, empathy, and pragmatism to design learning experiences that are standards-aligned and lead to positive learning outcomes, even  within the resource, curricular, and technology constraints of today’s classrooms.
  • You are committed to equity and to delivering engaging and meaningful learning experiences to all learners, particularly those in historically underrepresented groups or communities. 

Strong execution and collaboration

  • You can connect your day-to-day work to larger departmental, school, or district-wide goals while also paying close attention to details to ensure that your work is clear, concise, and error-free. 
  • You’re an adept project manager who can break a complex task into manageable pieces and  track your progress towards a goal or outcome. You stay organized  even when there are multiple tasks to complete.
  • You’re kind, collaborative, and a strong communicator; you can  successfully share, solicit, and act on  feedback.  You can sum up complex ideas and communicate them to a variety of audiences.
  •  You have proven cross-cultural competency skills demonstrating self-awareness, awareness of others, and the ability to adopt inclusive perspectives, attitudes, and behaviors to drive inclusion and belonging throughout an organization. 

Interest and availability 

  • You relish classroom teaching, but are curious about careers in content creation within the educational technology space, and are eager to learn more through an authentic full-time summer experience.
  • You are available to participate in an 8-week full-time remote  internship program between the end of your 2023-24 school year and the start of your 2024-25 school year, and are also available to share out your summer work at a remote event in September of 2025.

PERKS AND BENEFITS

We may be a non-profit, but we reward our talented team extremely well! We offer:

  • Ample paid time off as needed – Your well-being is a priority.
  • Remote-first culture – that caters to your time zone, with open flexibility as needed, at times
  • An exceptional team that trusts you and gives you the freedom to do your best
  • The chance to put your talents towards a deeply meaningful mission and the opportunity to work on high-impact products that are already defining the future of education
  • Opportunities to connect through affinity, ally, and social groups
  • And we offer all those other typical benefits as well: 401(k) + 4% matching & comprehensive insurance, including medical, dental, vision, and life

At Khan Academy we are committed to fair and equitable compensation practices, the well-being of our employees, and our Khan community. This belief is why we have built out a robust Total Rewards package that includes competitive base salaries, and extensive benefits and perks to support physical, mental, and financial well-being.

The rate for this internship is $50 USD / $62.50 CAN per hour. Additional incentives are provided as part of the complete total rewards package in addition to comprehensive medical and other benefits.

MORE ABOUT US

OUR COMPANY VALUES

Live & breathe learners

We deeply understand and empathize with our users. We leverage user insights, research, and experience to build content, products, services, and experiences that our users trust and love. Our success is defined by the success of our learners and educators.

Take a stand

As a company, we have conviction in our aspirational point of view of how education will evolve. The work we do is in service to moving towards that point of view. However, we also listen, learn and flex in the face of new data, and commit to evolving this point of view as the industry and our users evolve.

Embrace diverse perspectives

We are a diverse community. We seek out and embrace a diversity of voices, perspectives and life experiences leading to stronger, more inclusive teams and better outcomes. As individuals, we are committed to bringing up tough topics and leaning into different points of view with curiosity. We actively listen, learn and collaborate to gain a shared understanding. When a decision is made, we commit to moving forward as a united team.

Work responsibly and sustainably

We understand that achieving our audacious mission is a marathon, so we set realistic timelines and we focus on delivery that also links to the bigger picture. As a non-profit, we are supported by the generosity of donors as well as strategic partners, and understand our responsibility to our finite resources. We spend every dollar as though it were our own. We are responsible for the impact we have on the world and to each other. We ensure our team and company stay healthy and financially sustainable.

Bring out the joy

We are committed to making learning a joyful process. This informs what we build for our users and the culture we co-create with our teammates, partners and donors.

Cultivate learning mindset

We believe in the power of growth for learners and for ourselves. We constantly learn and teach to improve our offerings, ourselves, and our organization. We learn from our mistakes and aren’t afraid to fail. We don't let past failures or successes stop us from taking future bold action and achieving our goals.

Deliver wow

We insist on high standards and deliver delightful, effective end-to-end experiences that our users can rely on. We choose to focus on fewer things — each of which aligns to our ambitious vision — so we can deliver high-quality experiences that accelerate positive measurable learning with our strategic partners.

We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, or Veteran status. We value diversity, equity, and inclusion, and we encourage candidates from historically underrepresented groups to apply.