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Internship Opportunity

The Highland School in West Virginia has an Intern Position opening for the 2014-15 (September 2, 2014-May 20, 2015).  For more details, please contact the school at or 304-869-3250.

Position Description: Interns participate as members of The Highland School’s democratic community.  Interns must support the school’s democratic process and be capable of functioning in our democratic community.  They must be respectful of students’ activities and function as resources as needed.  Interns act as responsible members of the school community on a consistent basis.  The ability and willingness to reach out to staff and students has been a vital part of an intern’s success at our school, as well as helping to understand how and why we function.

Location: The school is in a very rural location.  The intern position is a 24/7 intensive experience living in a dormitory with other school members.  Shopping options or entertainment places are beyond walking distance.  We recommend that interns have their own transportation for time off.

Qualifications: Interns need to be interested in learning about democratic education. They must be willing to ask questions and reflect on their experiences. Interns also need to make changes based on feedback and reflection. Participation in weekly general school meetings and staff meetings is required. 

Interns should enjoy working with children. An outgoing, open-minded person with a variety of interests is preferred. Respecting and valuing each student’s unique interests and being willing to learn along with students is critical.  A cleared background check including no offenses against children must be supplied prior to the first day of employment.  Must have driver's license and clean driving record.  

Conditions of Employment: Interns are hired and fired at the pleasure of the General School Meeting. Interns must abide by the Constitution and school rules.  Unless there is an emergency (sickness or death in the immediate family), all personal leave must be prearranged with the General School Meeting.  Room and board ($250 per month) are provided in the school dormitory.  The Highland School does not provide health insurance for interns.

 No H1B1 work visas available for staff or intern positions.