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Position Title: Innovation and Discovery Intern (May 2023 – August 2023)
Department: Innovation and Discovery
Reports to: Strategy Director, Innovation and Discovery
Location: Washington, D.C. (preferred), or Indianapolis, USA (no virtual option)
Duration: 12 weeks, May 17, 2023 – August 11, 2023
Compensation: $16-$19 per hour for a student enrolled in an undergraduate program or $19-22 per hour for students enrolled in a graduate program or a recent graduate
Schedule: 20 hours weekly required, maximum of 40 hours. The schedule can be negotiated with supervisor.
The candidate will report to the strategy director for innovation and discovery, based in Lumina’s Washington, D.C., office.
Lumina is building out our internal capacity for innovation that can help align our work with the most pressing challenges facing our country. This includes identifying what individual, community, and society benefits we expect to flow when more people earn quality credentials. We have been particularly focused on higher education’s unique roles in responding to systemic risks such as weakening democracy and climate change.
The Innovation and Discovery intern will focus on enhancing the foundation’s understanding of wellbeing, including conducting a landscape analysis of current efforts and identifying specific connections to Lumina’s mission focused on attainment and racial equity. Tasks within this effort may include:
Enrolled undergraduate or graduate student, or a recent graduate; we will also consider an equivalent combination of work and learning experience.
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.
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Lumina Foundation is an independent, private foundation in Indianapolis that is committed to making opportunities for learning beyond high school available to all. The foundation envisions a system that is easy to navigate, delivers fair results, and meets the nation’s need for talent through a broad range of credentials. Lumina’s goal is to prepare people for informed citizenship and for success in a global economy.
Lumina also maintains a satellite office in Washington, D.C.