Are you passionate about impacting students’ lives?

STAIRS ACADEMY is seeking interns, committee members, potential board members and future staff, to assist in preparations for the opening of a new innovative elementary school in Brooklyn, NY, with opportunities for full time and part time educational, administrative, business and marketing positions. Are you committed to helping educate a diverse population of children and grow a new school from the ground up?

We are seeking interns in
the following categories:

College Credit/Performance Based Incentive Positions available.*
Special Consideration for multilingual applicants (especially Spanish and Chinese).
If you would like to join the team, please send an email to to tell us a little about yourself and what you would bring to the team.

What interns had to say

Since working as part of the team at Stairs Academy, I have increased my skills in Web development and learned new skills, that I will be using in my career. I’m glad to have had the opportunity to collaborate and express ideas with different individuals doing the internship with me.

Temitope Jinad
Web Dev, Marketing, Research & Statistics
The Internship at Stairs Academy was truly a fulfilling experience. My fellow interns and I worked to progress the school and had a fun time doing it!. Being a Sunset Park native, I want the children to have the same joyful school experience I had when growing up. The fact many of the schools are overcrowded and some will have to travel to different neighborhoods to go to school is quite upsetting. Every child deserves a quality education.
Patrick Ryszkiewicz
Comm. Outreach, HR & Admin, Marketing
I was always interested in web and mobile app development. Thanks to Graeme at Stairs Academy, I was able to apply my knowledge and get hands-on experience working on both the Stairs Academy website and the Ace Club App project. Future interns will be able to improve on the Ace Club app that I started, using the vision and resources I have left for them. I'm glad that I got to work and collaborate with a great team and individuals with different backgrounds, learning a lot about the process of starting a charter school.
Mohammad Danyal
Web and mobile app developer
I came to this internship knowing very little about the inner workings of WordPress. However, I had knowledge about the inner workings of the web and had programmed pages without all of the abstraction WordPress had to offer. Because of this, I was able to fix many issues that couldn’t have been fixed solely in WordPress. This made me realized that knowledge in any topic will be of use somewhere.
Foster Brown Jr.
Graphics & Web Development
I have enjoyed my time in the STAIRS ACADEMY Internship Program, under Graeme’s leadership. He has given me direction and many skills that I can apply in my future career. This is a great beginning. I feel STAIRS ACADEMY will become one of the best institutes in New York City, always remembered by the people of the neighborhood. I would love to work for the school in the future.
Md Zafar Sadak
IT, Video Editing & Educational Technology
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John Doe
As a part of the Community Outreach, Fundraising/Grant Writing and Online Marketing teams at Stairs Academy, I was able to learn a lot and improve my marketing and promotion skills. This will help me in my career in Marketing.
Daisy Tiros
My internship at Stairs Academy has been a very eye-opening experience. Through working with other interns to achieve Graeme’s vision, I’ve learned many useful skills that will carry on in years to come. I’m glad to have been a part of such an amazing program and am looking forward to seeing Stairs Academy open in the near future!
Alex Jones
Web Development, Graphics
Joining the Stairs Academy internship was beneficial and a great experience. Being apart of the weekly meetings, I am able to observe and learn from my fellow team members. I was able to gain an insight into how online marketing work and take part in creating an event where all people from the community can enjoy. I am glad to have the opportunity to be apart of a group of diverse and talent people who shared passion to make this proposed school happen especially from Graeme. His constant dedication toward this mission inspire us to work harder.
Xiao Ting Lan
Business and Outreach
At STAIRS Academy, I had the opportunity to improve my web design and WordPress skills. I was also able to market for a non-profit organization, as well as effectively collaborate with other team members. In addition, we learned first-hand what goes into organizing and promoting community events. This has been a valuable supplement to my existing skills and current education in business management and marketing. I will be so proud when STAIRS Academy will open its doors to Brooklyn children!
Lilly Karak
Web, Graphics & Marketing