Early Childhood Education Internships

Internship and Independent Study Possibilities

Pointe Coupee Early Childhood Coalition (Graduate Students Preferred)

The primary responsibility of the data intern is to support administrators and schools to capture data, report it accurately, and use data to drive improvement. Data are essential for early childhood sites and administrators to maximize funding and ensure that the greatest number of children have access to early care and education. To that end the intern 

Utilizes LDOE funding source guidance and child count guidance to accurately count the number of children receiving public funding at each site in pointe coupee, including relevant demographic details
Creates a system for the distribution of resources to publicly funded sites in response to data. 
Keeps a digital log of counts of children by age, funding source, and demographics 
Creates charts and graphs comparing prior year child count information with current data and analyses trends over time as it pertains to quality and cost. 

Additional duties supporting the measurement of access to quality as self-generated.

Contact pherperkins@gmail.com

Knock Knock Children’s Museum

The early childhood internship at Knock Knock Children’s Museum is a part-time, unpaid experience. Knock Knock’s staff and Education Chair will work with your professors to help you earn college credit. Applicants must be enrolled in or have recently graduated from an institution of higher learning, have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA, and be at least 18 years old. Through this internship you can:

  • Gain valuable career-related experience
  • Contribute fresh ideas and energetic insights to your community
  • Learn non-profit management skills
  • Develop communication and workplace skills
  • Share your talents and meet new people
  • Earn college credit

Prior to the museum opening, the Early Childhood Intern will assist the Education Chair and Education Director (to be hired) in planning, prototyping, researching and designing educational programs appropriate for children birth to age 8. This intern will help develop educational resources, both in print and online, for educators and families to support children’s learning.  They will also assist in planning, designing, and implementing community outreach projects.  Once the museum opens, this intern will assist in assessing, prototyping, observing, and evaluating facilitated programs at the Museum. The information gathered will be used to ensure program objectives and educational goals are being met.

Interested students can contact the volunteer coordinator at Knock Knock for more information.

EBR Substitute Teacher

EBR Public Schools

Looking for graduate students interested in seeing early childhood interactions through a new lens

Students interested in CLASS (Classroom Assessment Scoring System) training for Toddler interactions should email ptravasos@ebrschools.org and CC mgran19@lsu.edu for more information. This opportunity will include a two-day CLASS Toddler training. Upon successful completion of reliability testing, you will be a certified CLASS observer for Toddler classrooms. This is a great professional prospect and provides you with a marketable skill for prospective employers.