Monday, March 6, 2017

Paid Summer 2017 Early and Elementary Education Policy Internship with New America

New America’s Education Policy Program seeks applicants who have a strong interest in education policy for a paid Summer 2017 internship. The intern will primarily assist the program’s full-time staff members with research, data, and policy analysis for issue briefs and policy reports, in addition to writing blogs for the program’s website, EdCentral. Interns must be self-starters who are excited to work both independently and as part of a team on a variety of education-related research projects.
New America’s Education Policy Program is a think-tank industry leader in early education. In addition to conducting research and analysis in these areas, interns will have the opportunity to publish their own blog posts and other work, attend events on behalf of New America, and gain exposure to some of the brightest and most ambitious thinkers in the field. They will also have the opportunity to attend in-house events, professional development, and off-the-record policy lunches with fellows and staff from other New America policy programs.
This intern will work closely with our early and elementary education team, which focuses on policies related to children’s learning and development from birth through third grade. Policy expertise in this area is strongly preferred.
Responsibilities:
  • Work approximately 30-40 hours per week in our downtown D.C. office
  • Conduct research and analysis on education policy issues, including ESSA implementation
  • Write for the Education Policy Program’s blog, EdCentral
  • Assist with planning and staffing New America Education Policy Program events
  • Attend events and Congressional hearings on behalf of the education program
  • Perform some administrative work supporting New America projects
Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated interest in and knowledge of education policy; knowledge of early ed/preK-12 policy strongly preferred. 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.
Additional details: 
We will provide an hourly rate plus a travel stipend
Application Process:
Please submit a cover letter depicting your experience, current resume and a brief (no more than three 3 pages) writing sample here.  Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, so early submissions (by Friday, March 24) are recommended.