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The Education Trust - Washington, DC

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We are now accepting applications for our summer 2013 internships. To ensure full consideration, please submit your application as soon as possible.

Internship Program

The Education Trust internship program is for individuals who believe that all students can achieve at high levels and who want to work as part of a team committed to that goal. The program is designed for undergraduates, recent graduates, and graduate students who are capable of doing staff-level work under minimal supervision. Interns are treated as members of the staff and are expected to perform a wide variety of tasks.

Interns work closely with designated Education Trust staff to develop and execute projects that will advance the organization’s agenda. This allows interns to broaden their professional skills and experiences. Assigned projects are based on the intern’s qualifications and interests as well as the needs of the organization.

Internships typically include a modest stipend. The amount depends on the candidate’s education and experience. We discuss this with the applicant if and when an offer is made. Academic credit can be arranged through the intern’s sponsoring institution. All interns are expected to work in our Washington, D.C. office, unless otherwise noted.

We are currently looking to fill the following internship positions:

Editorial and Design Intern
(minimum commitment of 20 hours per week)

Responsibilities
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, assisting with projects such as the following:

Design and/or update print and digital publications, original graphics and infographics, and PowerPoint presentations;

Style charts and tables in Word, PowerPoint, and Excel; and

Prepare documents for in-house and commercial printing.

Qualifications and Experience

Interest and experience in graphic design, commercial art, or media arts;

Proficiency in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and Acrobat Professional, as well as MS Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Picture Manager);

Knowledge of HTML (XHTML, HTML5), CSS, JQuery (Javascript), CMS, XML, and Flash a plus;

Excellent oral and written communication skills;

Desire to work in a social justice-minded, advocacy environment and an interest in education policy and/or practice;

A creative and critical thinker, who is self-motivated and able to work both independently and collaboratively;

Strong follow-through skills and attention to detail, especially under deadline pressures; and

Excellent organizational skills.

Application Process

To be considered for this internship, please provide:
1. A cover letter ;
2. A resume ;
3. If available, samples of your design work . This can also be provided by including a web address on your resume where we can view samples of your work.

You MUST combine your cover letter, resume, and design samples into one document and upload that single document . Our application system will not allow you to upload more than one file.

Please click here to apply for this internship: https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=4328971

Communications Intern
(full-time summer position)

Responsibilities

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, assisting with projects such as the following:

Support efforts to increase awareness of, and commitment to, our mission by assisting in the creation of traditional and new media relations strategies and tracking their results;

Assist in tracking and evaluating the public conversation on state and federal education issues and policies, and perform issue-related research;

Assist with the development and execution of both online and offline communications strategy; and

Support our national campaign on college affordability by creating social media content and assisting with outreach to students and institutions of higher education.

Qualifications and Experience

Interest in, and familiarity with, strategic communications, advocacy, and/or public relations;

Knowledge of communications data management platforms (Vocus, Cision, Nexis) is a plus;

Knowledge of and interest in new media (including blogs, Twitter, Facebook);

Excellent oral and written communication skills;

Desire to work in a social justice-minded, advocacy environment and an interest in education policy and/or practice;

A strong critical thinker, who is self-motivated and able to work both independently and collaboratively;

Strong follow-through skills and attention to detail, especially under deadline pressures;

Excellent organizational skills; and

Strong computer skills, including proficiency in MS Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).

Application Process

To be considered for this internship, please provide:
1. A cover letter ;
2. A resume ;
3. A writing sample (no more than five pages; sections from a longer paper are fine).

You MUST combine your cover letter, resume, and writing samples into one document and upload that single document. Our application system will not allow you to upload more than one file.

Please click here to apply for this internship: https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=4282351

Field Operations Intern
(full-time summer position)

Major Responsibilities

The intern responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Assist in the monitoring of various state and local education policies & practices relevant to our agenda;

Compile and organize information relevant to our advocacy efforts, with a specific focus on The Education Trust field targets (localities and states);

Coordinate with the policy and practice teams to develop field relevant materials, presentations, and other tools;

Assist in the implementation of various outreach and grassroots strategies;

Serve as an “in the office” presence for the field team when members of the team are on the road, including checking the mail, communicating directly with people who need help, and keeping the lines of communications open with the team members who are traveling;

Prepare a weekly report summarizing education legislation in the various states to distribute to appropriate staff members and external partners;

Maintain databases to enhance our outreach to field organizations and advocates and ensure outbound communication directly from our team to our constituencies; and

Assist the field team in a wide variety of activities and events.

Qualifications and Experience

Excellent oral and written communication skills;

Desire to work in a social justice-minded, advocacy environment and an interest in education policy and/or practice;

A strong critical thinker, who is self-motivated and able to work both independently and collaboratively;

Strong follow-through skills and attention to detail, especially under deadline pressures;

Excellent organizational skills; and

Strong computer skills, including proficiency in MS Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).

Application Process

To be considered for this internship, please provide:
1. A cover letter ;
2. A resume ;
3. A writing sample (no more than five pages; sections from a longer paper are fine).

You MUST combine your cover letter, resume, and writing samples into one document and upload that single document. Our application system will not allow you to upload more than one file.

Please click here to apply for this internship: https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=4242591

Higher Education Research and Policy Intern
(full-time summer position)

Responsibilities

The intern responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Utilize higher education datasets to analyze trends in college access, affordability, and success to create fact sheets and data shows, as well as to support analyses for Education Trust publications;

Conduct literature reviews and policy scans on issues related to our higher education policy priorities and create written summaries; and

Provide research support for responses to legislative and media requests on pressing higher education issues.

Qualifications and Experience

Experience with data interpretation and analysis;

Graduate student with studies focused on education policy or administration, public policy, research, or related social science fields;

Excellent oral and written communication skills;

Desire to work in a social justice-minded, advocacy environment and an interest in education policy and/or practice;

A strong critical thinker, who is self-motivated and able to work both independently and collaboratively;

Strong follow-through skills and attention to detail, especially under deadline pressures;

Excellent organizational skills; and

Strong computer skills, including proficiency in MS Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).

Application Process

To be considered for this internship, please provide:
1. A cover letter ;
2. A resume ;
3. A writing sample (no more than five pages; sections from a longer paper are fine).

You must combine your cover letter, resume, and writing sample into one document and upload that single document . Our application system will not allow you to upload more than one file.

K-12 Research Intern
(minimum commitment of 22.5 hours per week)

Responsibilities

The intern responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Build a comprehensive bank of information on Ed Trust’s Dispelling the Myth and It’s Being Done work, including creating PowerPoint presentations;

Build and create data charts, retrieve and format documents, websites, photos, and other artifacts;

Assist with project research, including transcribing interviews; reading and summarizing reports and document; gathering information from websites and other public sources; attending public meetings; and conducting telephone interviews; and

Collaborate with the policy and research staff to ensure accuracy of the final product; and work with the design and editorial staff to ensure readability and clean design of the final product.

Qualifications and Experience

Excellent oral and written communication skills;

Desire to work in a social justice-minded, advocacy environment and an interest in education policy and/or practice;

A strong critical thinker, who is self-motivated and able to work both independently and collaboratively;

Strong follow-through skills and attention to detail, especially under deadline pressures;

Excellent organizational skills; and

Strong computer skills, including proficiency in MS Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).

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