ACT-SO Internship/Fellowship Program (2 participants)

Vacancy Announcement: January 5, 2017

The NAACP’s ACT-SO Internship/Fellowship Program is a unique opportunity for highly qualified and motivated individuals to serve as interns/fellows for the Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological, and Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO) program.

ACT-SO is a yearlong achievement program designed to recruit, stimulate, and encourage high academic and cultural achievement among African-American high school students.

ACT-SO includes 32 competitions in STEM, humanities, business, and performing, visual and culinary arts. Almost 300,000 young people have participated in the program since its inception.

The internship/fellowship program heavily focuses on the promotion of scholastic achievement, curating relative arts and culture projects, event management, and database administration.

Project assignments will interface with all aspects of the ACT-SO program including competition, administration and production. Candidates should have strong desire work in one of these areas. Subsequently, as an added bonus, interns/fellows can have the opportunity to participate as Volunteer Staff for the National ACT-SO Competition (meals, travel and lodging are covered for this event).

Terms for Interns and Fellows are loosely based on a semester system:

Spring          January-June
Summer      June-September
Winter         September-December

This is an un-paid opportunity; however, interns/fellows are eligible to receive college credit as the guidelines set forth by their college or university.

Duties and responsibilities include:

  • Research and create a database of ACT-SO alumni using existing databases and additional research
  • Curate a list of award-winning works (art, writing, science projects, music, menus, etc.) from national ACT-SO medalists
  • Assist with recruiting and confirming judges and mentors for the National ACT-SO Competition
  • Assist with managing ACT-SO Database for units and competitions
  • Contact local ACT-SO chairpersons for reports, schedules and requests
  • Assist with producing the National ACT-SO Awards Show
  • Manage registration materials for the national competition

How to Apply

Each term is 2 to 3 months with a flexible start date to accommodate college schedules. The actual dates of your internship will be discussed during the interview process and will be determined by your availability, as well as your supervisor’s schedule.

Email your resume, cover letter, transcript, writing sample, and letter of recommendation to

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