Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Family-Centered Social Policy Intern (Paid) with New America, Apply by Friday!

New America’s Family-Centered Social Policy (FCSP) initiative seeks applicants who have a strong interest in education policy for a paid Fall 2016 internship. The interns will primarily assist the team’s full-time staff members with research, data, and policy analysis for issue briefs and policy reports, in addition to writing blogs for the team’s website. Interns must be self-starters who are excited to work both independently and as part of a team on a variety of social policy-related research projects.
Responsibilities:
● Work approximately 15-20 hours per week in our downtown D.C. office
● Conduct research and analysis on social policy issues
● Write for the Education Policy Program’s blog, EdCentral
● Assist with planning and staffing New America events
● Attend events and Congressional hearings on behalf of the FCSP initiative
● Perform some administrative work supporting New America projects
Qualifications:
● Demonstrated interest in and knowledge of social, education, economic, or technology policy. Because of the content knowledge necessary for this position, a graduate student or experienced undergraduate student is preferred.
● Excellent writing and communications skills. Previous blogging experience or writing for a public audience a plus.
● Passion for education and equity issues.
● Intellectual curiosity, motivation, and a desire to learn on-the-job. Must be a self-starter and have the ability to work independently and with a team.
● Strong qualitative and quantitative research abilities.
Application Process:
Please submit a cover letter depicting your experience, current resume and a brief (no more than three 3 pages) writing sample. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, so early submissions (by Friday, August 5) are recommended. Apply here.