Internship Spotlight – The Academy for the Advancement of Teaching, Leadership, and Schools (AATLAS)

UAlbany students have fantastic internship opportunities! Read below to learn about Jimmy Kinney, a senior and a Human Development major with a Counseling Psychology concentration and Leadership minor, who is interning at the The Academy for the Advancement of Teaching, Leadership, and Schools (AATLAS) . He’s also one of our awesome Peer Career Advisors (PCA)!

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Where is your internship?
I’m a Remote Education Intern at The Academy for the Advancement of Teaching, Leadership, and Schools (AATLAS) under Dr. Jerusalem Rivera-Wilson.

How did you find out about your internship?
I found my internship through my academic advisor, Ms. Dayna Newton. As a Human Development major, I’m required to do an internship and I was matched with the opportunity to work at AATLAS. There are non-Human Development majors who intern at AATLAS as well.

What are your responsibilities as an intern?
I need to curate websites every single week in order to add it to the datebase called RemoteED. RemoteED is a public domain for educators and to help them transition into online learning. There are different resources by grade and subject, and it consists of over 3000 free K-12 curated resources. As an intern, there’s an 8-step criteria to curate each website I find, and if the website matches all of them, I then send it over to my supervisor for their final review. I have to curate 15 websites every week. I also help edit education related YouTube videos and find playlists for the Video Library.

What other clubs and activities are you involved in besides being a PCA?
I’m the Chief Communications Officer/Secretary in the New York State Student Assembly (SUNY SA), Hotline Assistant of Middle Earth Peer Assistance Program, and member of the Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society and Alpha Phi Omega.

What’s one piece of advice you have for students who are looking for internships?
Don’t be afraid to ask for help, especially if you’re having a hard time finding an internship. Coming into the Office of Career & Professional Development for support and looking on Handshake is a great first step. Also, ask your friends about their internship opportunities, and talk with your classmates about exciting things they may be doing.

Thanks Jimmy! There’s still time to look for internship opportunities, make an appointment with our office

By Megumi Kim
Megumi Kim Career Advisor