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Blue Ridge Literacy internships offer the opportunity to work in a non-profit environment and develop tutoring and/or teaching skills; to create and implement projects that benefit adult literacy learners; to meet learners from different countries and gain concise language skills; and to develop professional skills needed in a fast-paced office environment. Interested applicants should have an interest in teaching, nonprofits, literacy, and other cultures. We accept up to two interns per semester for spring, summer, and fall.

Education Internship​

  • Instruct tutoring sessions and small-group classes with adult literacy learners

  • Create lessons and teaching material relevant to learners’ individual goals and needs

  • Provide support and outreach to current BRL literacy volunteers

  • Lead community and organizational events such as Sobremesa, Yoga Socials, Citizenship Celebrations, and the Annual Celebration

  • Assist Program Director with data entry, as needed


Qualifications: Interns should want to teach and tutor adult literacy learners or small groups; be excited about collaborative opportunities with other BRL teachers, staff, and volunteers; and interested in meeting new people who possess different life experiences.

To apply, please send the following documents to the Program Director:

  1. Resume

  2. Cover letter describing why you want to work for BRL and what kind of work experience you hope to gain

  3. Dates you are available

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