Lumina Foundation Public Policy Intern (Fall 2021)

Lumina Foundation Public Policy Intern (Fall 2021)

Position Title:  Lumina Foundation Public Policy Intern (Fall 2021)
Department:  Public Policy and States
Reports to:  Strategy Director, Federal Policy
Location: Remote
Duration:  12 weeks, mid-to-late August through early December. Dates are approximate
Compensation: $16-$19 per hour for students enrolled in an undergraduate program
$18-$22 per hour for students enrolled in a graduate program or a recent graduate
Schedule:  24 hours weekly required, maximum of 40 hours. Prefer candidates who are willing to work 2-3 days per week. Schedule can be negotiated with supervisor.

Responsibilities

The candidate will report to the strategy director for federal policy and work with the Public Policy & States team as well as other program staff to conduct work related to a variety of postsecondary policies. Responsibilities will include:

  • conducting research and analysis on policy issues both in response to requests from colleagues and through an independent project
  • assisting staff in the development of relevant deliverables and with the tracking, collecting, and monitoring of databases and other information relevant to strategy work
  • networking with a wide variety of people and organizations
  • undertaking background research and literature reviews
  • organizing events and providing occasional administrative and logistical support
  • supporting Lumina’s commitment to ending  systemic racism and barriers to learning beyond high school for Black, Latino and Native American individuals.

Education

Enrolled undergraduate or graduate student, or a recent graduate; we will also consider an equivalent combination of work and learning experience.

Qualifications

  • Stable access to high-speed internet
  • Strong communication (written and oral) and analytical skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to juggle multiple projects at a time
  • Digital and technical literacy
  • Ability to collaborate and willingness to work with a team
  • Familiarity with federal and/or state policy environments
  • Familiarity with higher education policy and practice, especially barriers to completion for today’s students (students of color, low-income students, first-generation students, adults, veterans, etc.)
  • Familiarity with barriers, policy issues, and effective practice related to student and/or institutional finance; knowledge of institutional, state, and/or federal aid models
  • Interest in philanthropy and its role in encouraging postsecondary attainment and closing equity gaps

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis and early applications are welcome. Posting will close on July 19th, 2021, at 9 pm EDT.

Applicants should send to the e-mail address below a letter of interest and resume as attachments outlining experience relevant to the position.

Jesse O’Connell
Strategy Director for Federal Policy
luminaintern@luminafoundation.org


About Lumina Foundation

Lumina Foundation is an independent, private foundation in Indianapolis that is committed to making opportunities for learning beyond high school available to all. We envision a system that is easy to navigate, delivers fair results, and meets the nation’s need for talent through a broad range of credentials. Our goal is to prepare people for informed citizenship and for success in a global economy.

Equal Opportunity Employer