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Curriculum Design Specialist, Intern


Science + Technology + Engineering + Arts + Mathematics = STEAM. Square Root Academy is a STEAM-based non-profit organization dedicated to educating underrepresented youth (our “Scholars”) on the fundamentals of  STEAM while emphasizing collaborative learning, innovation, and academic excellence. This goal is executed under our three key pillars: Community Involvement, Project-based Learning, and Professional STEAM Exposure. We expose Academy scholars to the growing field of STEAM at no cost, while promoting creativity, leadership, and academic excellence. In fulfilling our mission, we partner with schools, libraries, local governments, other community organizations, and leaders in industry. We develop and implement robust, adaptive, and engaging after-school and co-curricular programs in the physical and digital spaces. We work collaboratively, innovate regularly, and prioritize the continual learning, engagement, and growth of our team members. We commit to excellence in service to our communities and positioning ourselves as Sacramento’s STEAM Program.

Compensation: $2,000.00/Month

Commitment: 30 Hrs/Week

Travel: Some


In the role of STEM Curriculum design specialist, you will be responsible for a number of processes pertaining to the educational aspect of Square Root Academy. The primary function of the role is to develop and test lessons for quality assurance for the afterschool program(s) (STEM Enrichment Series I & II) as well as special events such as The Great STEM Summit & H@ck the Park Fest. Additionally, the curriculum design specialist will assist in the training of new hires and external parties through professional development workshops, the Square Root approach to teaching.


​Americorps engages more than 80,000 community members nation-wide,  in intensive service each year at non profits, schools, public agencies, and community and faith-based groups across the country.


  •  Understanding of nonprofit organizational structure

  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills

  • Excellent research skills

  • Knowledge of wealth and education disparities in underserved communities

  • Ability to strategize and lead new initiatives in a team environment

  • Experience with coding logic

  • Familiarity with Microsoft Word and Excel

  • Familiarity with NGSS

  • Bachelor’s degree in a STEM field

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