D.C. Policy Intern (Summer 2018)
- 12 weeks
- June 1—August 23 (dates approximate)
$18-$22/hour, depending on experience
- At least 24 hours a week, maximum 40 hours
- Schedule flexibility negotiated with supervisor
The candidate will be required to provide support and assistance on the delivery of specific projects across the D.C.-based staff. This will involve minimal administrative support; liaising with a wide variety of people and organizations, undertaking background research and literature reviews; writing, proofing, and editing of important deliverables; and the organization of events.
- Work with strategy director, deputy director, and strategy officers to conduct work related to federal postsecondary policy, and student and institutional finance;
- Conduct research on policy issues, and help staff in the development of relevant deliverables; and
- Assist deputy director and strategy officers with the tracking, collecting, and monitoring of databases relevant to strategy work.
- Strong communication (written and oral) & analytical skills
- Ability to work independently
- Digital and technical literacy
- Ability to collaborate and willingness to work with a team
- Familiarity with federal policy environment
- Familiarity with higher education policy, 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
- A currently enrolled Masters/Doctoral/professional program candidate
- Recent graduate degree recipients also considered
Applicants should send to the e-mail address below:
- a letter of interest,
- a resume outlining experience relevant to the position and desired compensation.
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis; posting will close on April 16, 2018.