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STAGES® Learning Materials is a quickly-scaling company dedicated to creating quality physical and digital teaching tools to help educators provide the best learning opportunities for students on the autism spectrum.

Apply to a part-time, paid summer internship at Stages and contribute to the design and implementation of our next-generation digital learning platform. Learn the ins and outs of business, technology, and education from industry leaders, including the Education Market Association's 2020 chair and former Teaching Fellow from the Harvard Graduate School of Education Angela Nelson. You will have the opportunity to hone your skills at full stack development, and gain an understanding of what a career in the fast-evolving field of EdTech can look like.

Core Skills

• Experience with Java
• Experience with RESTful design principles
• Experience with MySQL or a similar relational database
• Strong communication (written/verbal) and presentation skills
• Ability to effectively work both in-person and virtually with team members
• Passion for continuous learning

Desired Skills

• Angular, AWS, Maven, Hibernate, GraphQL
• DevOps, quality assurance experience
• Experience with Craft CMS
• Experience with HubSpot CRM
• Experience in EdTech, particularly special education

The impact you can have

  • Work with a mission-driven company and team, passionate about developing educational resources for early autism
  • Help make available online education for domestic and international students with autism, who may be otherwise unable to receive services
  • Support us as we help schools and clinics find the right solution to their needs. If STAGES is not their best option, we will never push. The success of our educators and students is our highest priority.

What's in it for you

  • Exposure to the day to day activities of the EdTech business world, as well as to the work it takes to prepare a company for rapid growth
  • An opportunity to develop a relationship with STAGES which can lead to a range of future employment opportunities
  • Guidance and support from a team of Harvard Graduate School of Education Alumni who can support and mentor you, and help you set a path for your next education and career steps
  • Ability to explore a variety of tech development functions to see what interests you the most
  • That awesome feeling of having done something to give back

Who we are looking for

  • Motivated individuals looking for a challenging experience
  • Current student or recent college graduate (bachelor’s degree earned 2020 or 2021)
  • Strong academic record with a GPA of 3.0 or higher; all majors are welcome
  • Exceptional written, communication and interpersonal skills, and the ability to maintain strong, professional relationships
  • A keen attention to detail, and the ability to think critically and troubleshoot is crucial; problem solving and analytical capability
  • Superior time management and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated interest in business, education, technology, or social entrepreneurship sectors
  • A self-starter, disciplined, and competitive professional
  • Able to work independently with some direction
  • Comfortable in a fast-paced environment
  • Someone able to come into our offices in Vista, CA, in our safe and clean environment

Bonus if you have these particular areas of current interest & experience

  • ABA Therapists
  • Speech Language Pathologists
  • Special Education Teachers
  • Students currently earning degrees in education and related fields.
  • Personal or professional experience with autism or special education


About Us:

STAGES® Learning Materials is dedicated to creating quality teaching tools to help educators provide the best learning opportunities for students on the autism spectrum.

STAGES was founded by a UCLA trained ABA Therapist in 1997, when autism diagnosis first began to rise. Our top-selling autism education product, the Language Builder Picture Cards, was designed to specifically meet the learning needs of the individual with autism. The Language Builder Series has become a staple in home and school programs throughout the world. Today STAGES offers a full range of award-winning real photo products for autism education, special needs, and pre-school education.

Our innovative new Language Builder: Academic Readiness Intervention System (ARIS) can now be found in pre-schools, day care centers, early childhood classrooms, autism programs, speech language programs, and homes around the world. Based on the principles of ABA therapy, and adapted for the classroom, ARIS combines the trusted Language Builder Picture Card sets with 3D manipulatives, detailed lesson plans, black-line masters for various activity sheets, a system for record-keeping, and custom home communication forms, for the most complete early autism education curriculum available today.

Learn more about STAGES® Mission here.

STAGES Publishing, Inc. values diversity and we are an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.