LEAP Academy

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LEAP Academy University Charter School (LEAP) serves students – from infancy to grade 12 – in Camden, NJ. LEAP provides a college preparatory education with an academic focus on the STEM/STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Technology) content areas. The instructional program is anchored in multi-disciplinary collaborations and supported by opportunities for students to engage in active, integrated and self-directed learning across grade levels.

LEAP’s educational philosophy has maintained a sharp focus on ensuring college preparation and completion for African American and Latino students, while addressing the persistent challenge of bridging the achievement gap that keeps too many African Americans and Latinos from successfully completing college degrees.

About the internship:

The internship at LEAP’s Fabrication Lab is in-person in Camden, NJ on the edge of the Rutgers-Camden Campus. Start and end times vary and are flexible with the intern’s schedule. The dress code is business casual.

As an intern you will have the opportunity to learn more about production, design, and creation of individual products. You will assist the director of the Fabrication Lab in organizing programming and events like Makers Day, and work with teachers to develop projects to bring to students. You will also develop and design marketing materials and awards.

Responsibilities include: 

  • Set up and maintain the equipment (training will be provided) 
  • Assist with project-based learning and prep of project materials 
  • Assist with overseeing students as the work on projects 
  • Assist with organizing and keeping inventory 
  • Additional responsibilities as intern shows interest and abilities 
  • Assist with workshops and events within community 


  • High energy 
  • Strong communication skills 
  • Ability to work independently and as a team 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) 
  • Basic knowledge on Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop) optional 
  • Attention to detail and excellent organizational skills 
  • Adaptability and willingness to learn new skills 
  • Able to lift up 20lbs