Jumpstart Internship


Jumpstart is a national early education organization that recruits and trains college students and community volunteers to work with preschool children in low-income neighborhoods. Through a proven curriculum, these children develop the language and literacy skills they need to be ready for school, setting them on a path to close the achievement gap before it is too late. Join us to work toward the day every child in America enters kindergarten prepared to succeed.


Dedication to early childhood education

  • Experience working with young children, and/or a desire to learn more about early childhood education
  • Strong language and communication skills
  • Ability to communicate and collaborate with children’s families
  • Willingness to learn about session implementation and planning
  • Willingness to implement Jumpstart's research-based curriculum with integrity

Commitment to service

  • Community service experience
  • Ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Ability to fulfill a yearlong community service commitment
  • Enthusiastic and positive attitude toward helping others


  • Ability to work well on a team
  • Desire to seek opportunities for self and team growth
  • Willingness to receive and provide feedback in an effort to improve quality
  • Availability, dependability, and willingness to be flexible
  • Maturity and good judgment in relating to Jumpstart peers, partners, and families

To Apply/Application Process

Please apply online at www.jstart.org/apply.

Contact Us

Irene Marroquin Bellatin, Office HH 2.104B
Email: imarroquin@utdallas.edu
Phone: 972-883-2024
Fax: 972-883-2440