What is a Program Instructor?
Program Instructors engage Middle and High School students from across the United States in controversial public policy discussions while using the nation’s capital as our classroom. They lead students through a life-changing educational experience which includes historic sites, iconic monuments and memorials, Smithsonian museums, meetings with elected officials and key public policy experts. Program Instructors facilitate multi-partisan issue-based debates for learning reinforcement.
Are you ready to join the Close Up Team?
The Close Up Foundation’s mission is to inform, inspire, and empower young people to exercise the rights and accept the responsibilities of citizens in a democracy. As a non-profit/non-partisan leader in civic education since 1971, we believe that a strong democracy requires active and informed participation by all citizens. If you are looking for job satisfaction, excellent benefits, and professional development, Close Up is where you want to be!
Meet some our curriculum team members and hear what they have to say about Close Up!
Close Up is an Employer of National Service.
We support service to community, with national and international impact, and the ability to make a difference. As an organization committed to making Peace Corps stronger, and a partner of the National Peace Corps Association, we give special consideration to Returned Peace Corps Volunteers. People of color and women are encouraged to apply.
Close Up Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, and other legally protected characteristics.
Close Up was the GREATEST experience of my life!..
It has inspired me to become a political leader in this great country. I have not only gained an even greater expansion of knowledge in the area of politics, but I have also gained lifelong friends.
Close Up made me realize how SIGNIFICANT my thoughts and views are…
Although everyone will not always agree, everyone has a voice and needs to be heard.
Close Up gave me the chance to have my voice heard, …
…and spend time with kids who had the same interest in our nation as I did, and grow and learn through debate and first-hand experiences. Close Up was amazing. I would go back in a heartbeat!
Close Up is a positive experience for students…
seeing themselves as having the power to influence the democratic process.