Make a difference in the lives and futures of millions of children.

Employment with Reach Out and Read represents more than just a job.  Our team is comprised of highly-skilled professionals who have a deep commitment to excellence, and to the children and families we serve.  Every member of our dedicated organization is critical to fulfilling our mission.  Employees enjoy a pleasant and productive work environment, and enjoy excellent benefits that include health and dental coverage, generous vacation and holidays, life insurance, short and long term disability, and 401k/403b opportunities. We value diversity and are committed to equal opportunity in employment. Women and men, and members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. 

Americans with Disabilities:
External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled as defined under the Americans With Disabilities Act, must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case-by-case basis.

Available Positions

Development and Communications Intern

Volunteer at a Reach Out and Read Program Site


Development and Communications Intern
 Reach Out and Read is seeking a current college student who is interested in providing a wide range of research, database, communications, and administrative support for the Reach Out and Read development team. Specific responsibilities include:
-Conducting research on potential donors, foundations, and corporate partners;
-Drafting research memoranda and event briefings;
- Assisting with data maintenance projects in Salesforce, Reach Out and Read's development database;
-Helping to coordinate legislative and funder site visits;
-Participating in marketing strategy;
-Assisting with mailings and filing as needed.

 This is a part-time position with a flexible schedule. The development intern will be expected to work a minimum of 10 hours per week during regular business hours (9:00 am-5:00 pm), though more hours are appreciated. This position is unpaid, however school credit may be available. Additionally we will offer nonprofit career development, networking opportunities, and the ability to gain experience in prospect research, database management, marketing and donor relations. The intern will also have the opportunity go on site visits, engage with our programs operations, and learn more about the importance of early literacy interventions.

Desired Qualifications:
-Strong writing and research skills.
-Proficiency in Microsoft Office.
-Organized, with excellent attention to detail.
-Good interpersonal skills, with an interest in learning more about development, marketing, and donor relations.
-Database experience is appreciated, but not required


Volunteer at a Reach Out and Read Program Site

The Reach Out and Read model depends on the support and involvement of thousands of volunteers nationwide. If you'd like to learn more about volunteering at an individual Reach Out and Read program site, click here.

Awards & Endorsements Recognition for Reach Out and Read's Impact Nationwide.
Endorsed By American Academy of Pediatrics
Award Winner 2013 David M. Rubenstein Prize
Endorsed by National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners
Literacy Partner American Academy of Family Physicians
Contact Reach Out and Read
Reach Out and Read National Center
56 Roland Street, Suite 100D
Boston, MA 02129-1243

Parent Resources

A Prescription to Read 20 Minutes Every Day.

Suggested Reading:

Title: You Are My Sunshine
Author: Caroline Jayne Church
Reading To Your Eighteen To Twenty-Four Month Old

Reading together helps increase your child's vocabulary. As their words develop, children will start filling in familiar parts of their favorite stories.

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